A Light of Her Own

A Light of Her Own Review

In Holland 1633, a woman’s ambition has no place.

Judith is a painter, dodging the law and whispers of murder to become the first woman admitted to the prestigious Haarlem artist’s guild. Maria is a Catholic in a country where the faith is banned, hoping to absolve her sins by recovering a lost saint’s relic.

Both women’s destinies will be shaped by their ambitions, running counter to the city’s most powerful men, whose own plans spell disaster. A vivid portrait of a remarkable artist, A Light of Her Own is a richly-woven story of grit against the backdrop of Rembrandts and repressive religious rule.

Title:A Light of Her Own
Edition Language:English

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  • Beata

    * I would like to thank the Author, the Publisher and Netgalley for providing me generously with ARC in exchange for my honest review.*A Light of Her Own is a most beautiful novel about a Dutch artist...

  • Amalia Gavea

    Holland, during the 17th century. Judith and Maria are two women who are struggling to find their footing in a society that closes all doors to the ones who don’t fit in the religious images cultiva...

  • Cheri

    !! NOW AVAILABLE !!”It was a wicked and wild windBlew down the doors to let me inShattered windows and the sound of drumsPeople couldn't believe what I'd become” -- Viva la Vida, Coldplay, Songwr...

  • Linda

    "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." (Pablo Picasso)Haarlem, Holland in February of 1633 is wrapped in the frigidity of brisk winds and icy streets. Judith Leyster pee...

  • Jeanette Lewis

    In 1633 Judith Leyster was admitted to the Haarlem Guild. The first and only female to attain this status. Judith Leyster is known to be the greatest female painter in history.Even with small accounts...

  • Jenni Walsh

    While I enjoy biographical fiction with well-known figures, I'm also drawn to portraits of lesser-known women, especially when written as artfully as Carrie Callaghan has done with Judith Leyster, a D...

  • Deborah Stevens

    A female painter in Holland in the age of the old masters? Fantasy? Actually, historical fiction based on the (admittedly thin) evidence of one such woman, Judith. She was apprenticed to a well-known ...

  • Helgaleena Healingline

    This is a very evocative telling of life in 17th century Netherlands, for the female members of families in the Artists Guilds. Talent is not enough to merit training for Maria, though she shares a ro...

  • Kate Lemery

    Fans of Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring will be delighted with Carrie Callaghan's debut novel, A Light of Her Own. The story focuses on the friendship between real-life 17th century Dutch ...

  • Sydney Young

    4.5 stars! This refreshing book gave me a good deal to think about while keeping me turning pages. The stars of the book are Judith and Maria, though there are a number of other well known painters ma...