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A Face Within

3.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  68 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Two sisters finding out the truth to their familys past.
Paperback, 322 pages
Published April 2012 by Imagine Press
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Oct 30, 2012 Kelley rated it did not like it
I read about 40% and had to quit. When I read this line, "She'd learned to breathe without him in her orbit, although she'd never filled her lungs as deeply since or felt that she could get quite enough air." This was when I knew I was done. It's been 10 years at least since this guy was out of her life, and I just don't do well with chick lit that is too chick. This is chick enough to make me want to vomit. That said, my mother and sisters will probably like it! :)
Jan 23, 2016 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tiny child's face hidden within each painting is at the heart of the mystery surrounding world-renowned artist, Catarina di Rossi. It's this mystery that is also at the heart of the broken relationships with her two daughters. Anna and her sister, Jilly, walked away from their mother and the family fortune over a decade ago in order to not only find themselves out from under the shadow of their famous mother, but also to get away from the constant pain of being ignored for the sake of their mo ...more
Paula Howard
May 29, 2012 Paula Howard rated it liked it
A Face Within is a story of the complications of families. The hurt, pain, betrayal, bitterness, rejection and feeling of lack of love that shape and damage the individual. Unfortunately, these emotions and problems are passed from generation to generation. Kate Cornwell wrapped her story up with the happy ever after ending of fairy tales. I don't believe that is reality but it did create a happy ending.
Feb 16, 2013 Allison rated it really liked it
I put off reading this for quite awhile and then read the entire book last night. Once I started I just wanted to see how the story ended. I was pleased it all seemed to turn out all right, guess I love a happy ending. Even though this story has some darker elements (psychological torment, physical abuse)it still seemed pertinent to the character development. Not my normal reading fare I still enjoyed it.
Diane Lybbert
Jun 28, 2012 Diane Lybbert rated it it was ok
Ugh! Seemingly interesting premise - female painter always adds a small face into all of her paintings; loved her dad, hated her mom; less-than-loving relationship with 2 daughters; once grown, they confront her... blah, blah, blah... couldn't wait for it to end...
Aug 29, 2012 Anna rated it liked it
This book was just okay. I enjoyed it, but the ending was kind of ridiculous. I felt like the author spent a lot of time building things up, but didn't allow enough time to wrap things up.
Aug 26, 2012 pcb rated it it was ok
The first part of the book put so much emphasis on the sisters' pain; the easy resolution of the story felt rushed and unnatural.
Betty Jo Pritchett
Mar 10, 2013 Betty Jo Pritchett rated it it was ok
This started out good, with good characters and a good plot line. But the end was anticlimactic and seemed very rushed.
Jun 13, 2012 Clewis53 rated it did not like it
implausible fairy tale wrapped in psychology 101 jargon. everybody gets ALL BETTER after one or two heart to hearts.
Jun 18, 2012 Corissa rated it liked it
This book was predictable. A very easy read, with a happy ending. However, the ending was a little rushed.
Jun 24, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it
Really great book about perceptions and holding grudges between mothers and daughters.
Kim Mallon
Feb 24, 2013 Kim Mallon rated it really liked it
The mystery of the paintings unfolded in a very unique way.
Dorothy Ottinger
Aug 03, 2012 Dorothy Ottinger rated it it was amazing
good read
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Kate Cornwell lives and works in Europe where she is researching and writing her next novel. Kate enjoys being in the outdoors, walking and taking photographs. Kate is married to best-selling author Jonas Saul.
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