This month’s book club pick was Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. This was the third book of hers that I had read and I was very pleased with it. It is a kind of coming of age/love story from the point of view of a poor maid in 17th century Holland. Just my cup of tea!
I really like Chevalier’s work because she always writes historical fiction in such a way that if feels authentic and transports you to that place and time, and it teaches you about some famous person without losing the fun fictional feel.
This book is about Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer and his famous work Girl with a Pearl Earring and we get to learn about him from his maid’s point of view who is also the subject in the painting.
Poor girl that begins to overstep her place in the class system; it is a simple story, but a good one.
I will surely continue to seek out Tracy Chevalier’s work because I always seem to enjoy it.