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Obsession. Rivalry. Revolution. From the bestselling author of Essie's Roses, a heartbreaking, heart-mending new historical novel. The lives and secrets of three women, centuries apart, intersect at the artist Claude Monet's garden in Giverny in this emotional, imaginative portrait of loss, love, and second chances.

The greatest loss we may ever experience is that of ourselves.

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Paperback, 426 pages
Published August 20th 2019 by Little Cabin Books LLC
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Susan Peterson
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Water Lily Dance is exquisitely-written, a transformative novel of grief and healing. This isn’t just a book you will read—it is a book that will live inside you with its beautiful images and depth of emotion.
In the contemporary timeline we are alongside Sophie, who has lost her father, her husband, and her mother, and is losing herself in her grief. Sophie is lost in painful memories, escaping the pain of her past in a world of color, sharing her intimate thoughts with her imaginary friend, Cl
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Betty
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story of heartbreak, loss and second chances, Michelle Muriel gives us a beautiful story of three courageous women, centuries apart. Two timelines – one in 2012 Missouri and the other in 1865 Paris. The link between the two – artist Claude Monet and his garden.

The strength of the book lies in its relationships, especially those between mothers and daughters. I found several “pearls of wisdom” throughout the book, the greatest being “My dear, we do not move on from grief; we move th
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Carla Suto
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WATER LILY DANCE by Michelle Muriel is a beautifully-written and heart-wrenching story of love, loss and second chances. It is told in two timelines, one in 19th-century Paris and the other in a Missouri town in 2014. In the present day timeline, aspiring artist Sophie Noel has lost her father, her husband and her mother in a short period of time. Now alone and struggling to cope with her overwhelming grief, Sophie loses herself in her memories of the past, both good and bad, and only finds comf ...more
Jenny Belk
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Michelle Muriel has written a stunner. It's lyrical prose is a delight to the senses. It is a story about love and grief and new beginnings. I found myself hypnotized by the characters who crept into my heart and left me with a feeling of deep love and remembrance of love lost. This book is so beautiful. Michelle Muriel has written an unforgettable story.
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Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Water Lily Dance is more than a mere novel that happens to revolve around an Impressionist artist. It is a wonderfully written, sometimes a bit wordy, but nevertheless, moving portrayal of the strength and resilience of women, centuries apart. This reviewer was delighted that, shortly after reading this novel, I was able to visit an exhibit entitled, The Impressionist’s Eye, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Author Michelle Muriel’s writing is so vividly descriptive throughout the entire story, ...more
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MICHELLE MURIEL is the award-winning, bestselling author of the #1 Amazon historical fiction bestseller ESSIE’S ROSES and her new novel Amazon bestseller, WATER LILY DANCE. Water Lily Dance follows the lives and secrets of three brave women, centuries apart, connected by French Impressionist artist Claude Monet. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, and worked as a professional actres ...more
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