This book tells the story of Rachel, a woman who was the lover of Vincent Van Gogh, the painter. Rachel was a prostitute in Arles, France where Vincent spent several years painting. They fall for each other and have a very tumultuous relationship. Rachel struggles with coming to terms with Vincent's brilliance as well as his madness (this is the woman that he supposedly gave his ear to). I really like the character of Rachel and the character of Vincent. You can see how Rachel fell so hard for him. This is definitely a good read.