Praise for The French Impressionist!
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Rosemary is on her own for the very first time. Part of an exchange program for young artists, she arrives in southern France with a goal of never returning home. As she struggles to hide her obvious communication disorder, she realizes her lies are beginning to spin out of control.
With enough mystery to keep adults entertained, readers will not be able to put this down. Rosemary suffers from a speech issue but this enhanced the story instead of making it feel like a morality tale focused on accepting people with disabilities. The well-crafted storyline was excellent. Rosemary can come and live with me anytime. One of the best YA books of the year.
-Entrada Book Review
In this passionate heartwarming tale relish with full of emotions such as sorrow, fear, anger, surprise, joy, happiness, desire, guilty, etc. That's why I indicate this as a battle of emotions. And Rosemary was able to unravel another mystery that buried nearly 5 decades. Overall, this was enjoyable, exciting and captivating reading for me.
I got to be one of the lucky beta readers for this book, and I can't wait to see it in print! Rosemary is spunky and determined, in spite of her challenges. Rebecca Bischoff paints a vivid setting, and brings her characters to life. I can't wait for everyone else to get to read it!
I rarely pick up books and start reading them immediately just because of a cover, but this happened with The French Impressionist. It was a "love at first sight" kind of thing that I knew I had to read and I'm glad I did since I ended up enjoying it.
It was really interesting to read about a protagonist with a speech impediment and though I didn't always understand and support the main characters decisions and actions it was easy to find an element of her to relate to. Tension was built well in the necessary scenes and I enjoyed the involvement of the side characters to the overall plot.
I had never read a book about someone with a communication disability, so that was different and a bit enlightening. I was able to connect with the main character, Rosemary, due to her need to be heard.
I love the writing style of this author! This was such a fun read with a very unique plot. Reading about Rosemary's struggle with communication was new and fascinating to me. I gained a new outlook on those with speech problems. Lucky to have read an advanced copy!
To learn more about The French Impressionist read our exclusive excerpt and check out our interview with author, Rebecca Bischoff, about her motivations for writing Rosemarys story.