When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous Moulin Rouge, and it is here that she first catches the attention of Pablo Picasso, a rising star in the art world.
A brilliant but eccentric artist, Picasso sets his sights on Eva, and Eva can't help but be drawn into his web. But what starts as a torrid affair soon evolves into what will become the first great love of Picasso's life.
With sparkling insight and passion, Madame Picasso introduces us to a dazzling heroine, taking us from the salon of Gertrude Stein to the glamorous Moulin Rouge and inside the studio and heart of one of the most enigmatic and iconic artists of the twentieth century. -- Harlequin
I am always eager to read historical fiction books based on true characters, and MADAME PICASSO by Anne Girard (Facebook) certainly looks terrific. This novel is based on Eva Gouel, the memorable woman who had an affair with Pablo Picasso. I know next to nothing about Eva (or Picasso for that matter), so I can't wait to read and review it. Eva sounds intriguing and I'm excited to get an inside glimpse into the Moulin Rouge too! Read an excerpt here.