The Artist

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After her husband is drafted into the Air Force, Barbara meets Mr. Reaves, the town's reclusive millionaire who is rumored to have loved and murdered local debutant Bernadette. Mr. Reaves commissions Barbara to paint Bernadette's portrait in order to find closure. Barbara takes the commission but decides to assist the local sheriff in the investigation while creating a most memorable oil painting. Behind all great love is incredible pain. Theirs, Barbara discovers, was a masterpiece of dangerous secrets, complicated intrigue, and an ultimate betrayal.
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Michele Wallace Campanelli is an American writer, singer and Florida celebrity. She was born Michele Suzanne Wallace in 1971 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. Graduated from Melbourne High School in 1990 and attended several colleges including Keiser College, Writer's Digest School and Brevard Community College. During the early 1990s, Michele was lead singer of the heavy metal band, Black Widow, which was one of the first all-female bands during their reign in the early 90s. As lead singer, her nickname was Screech which she received because with a near 4 octave range she sang a high note which was rumored to break glass. Although, Black Widow is considered one of the founders for female rock bands in Florida, Black Widow never recorded a professional album. They did open for Testament, Rob Zombie's band White Zombie and Christopher Long's Dead Serious. After Black Widow's break-up, Michele Wallace Campanelli started writing short stories and fiction novels professionally. She has had nine stories which have appeared on the best-sellers list, including two that reached #1 on the New York Times. Her short stories have been included in over 30 international selling anthologies. She has also penned numerous novels, magazine and newspaper articles in both fiction and non-fiction published by Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Fireside Books, Fictionwise, Florida Today Newspaper, Woman's World Magazine, Adamsmedia, McGraw-Hill, Multnomah Books, Red Rock Press, HCI and America House Publishing. Over 57 million people have read her written works internationally. In 1989, Michele wed Louis V. Campanelli III at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Indialantic, Florida. She currently lives in Brevard with her husband and their dog, Champ. When she isn’t writing, Michele is CEO of Regal Entertainment Services LLC which performs concerts around Florida. She is a professional singer, writer and actor. As a devoted Christian, Michele uses her talents to glorify God and bring joy to others through music and her books.
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Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Mar 1, 2013
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Pages
213
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ISBN
9781611602517
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English
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Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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