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About the Book


In June of 1985, Caroline Painter’s uncle whisks her away from her island home at Painter Place to film an art video in the harbor village of Mevagissey. But instead of clearing her head, the young artist becomes entangled in adventure on the English Channel when she influences a rock star’s contract and the media launches her into fame. When she returns home, she discovers a shattering secret that makes her question everything in her life. Can she trust the only one who says he understands?


About the Author

Pamela Poole’s love for the South inspires all her books and paintings. She has written three novels and two short stories that take place on the fictional island in the Painter Place Saga, and she will launch the fourth book in 2019. Pamela is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and various author and artist organizations. She and her husband Mark live in Raleigh, North Carolina.



My Review


The book starts with Caroline being upset with Chris leaving. Next thing we know she is dating Chad. He is trying to learn her trust. Will he be able to get her to trust him?

I did have trouble relating to the characters and the book. It doesn’t mean someone else will not. I almost didn’t finish the book but kept reading to see how it ended. There are some excellent reviews on the book. I recommend reading all about the book. Then read the book for yourself.
I did really like Chad. He knew what he wanted — determined to get Caroline to marry him. 

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celebrate Lit. This review is my own opinion.



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  1. Janice, thank you so much for your thoughts on Painter Place! I appreciate and value your feedback, and I’m so glad you decided to finish the story. When I wrote it, I was tired and frustrated with finding no fiction I could relate to. Characters in most books were so predictable and ordinary that I didn’t want to be like them, and didn’t find it entertaining to read about typical personalities. My son challenged me to write the book I wanted to read, which meant creating the main characters I aspired to be like. I’ve always taken bits of this and that from the lives of people I admire and tried to internalize them to be a mix of them all, and I believe I did the same when brainstorming my characters for the saga.

    While painting with the Charleston Outdoor Painters one morning downtown on Church Street, I chose a doorway for an historic home for my scene. The shadows were so nice against the blue door and the the railing out to the sidewalk and street! The owner came out to talk to me, and ended up buying the painting. I was invited to their home to tour it and hear their thoughts about it first hand. I was struck by how they felt they were keepers and preservers of history – not rich people who sought their own benefit from the blessing of wealth. I’ve always admired how God blessed people in scripture and in life with wealth so they could do things above and beyond what ordinary folks could, and this was a seed for my characters in the Painter and Gregory families.

    The house I painted a portrait of that day is also the Gregory home in Charleston that shows up in the rest of the saga, and in Jaguar, the kidnapping scene happens just down the sidewalk from where I was painting that day! In the newest novel, Landmark, the home plays a key role early in the story.

    Thanks again for taking time to read Painter Place! I hope these insights are useful if you read the rest of the series 🙂

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