Our current book is "The Marriage of Opposites" by best-selling author Alice Hoffman. This novel is a love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the mother of Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro.
"Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France."