The Blue Bath by Mary Waters-Sayer


Kat Lind, an American expatriate living in London with her entrepreneur husband and their young son, attends an opening at a prestigious Mayfair art gallery and is astonished to find her own face on the walls. The portraits are evidence of a long-ago love affair with the artist, Daniel Blake. Unbeknownst to her, he has continued to paint her ever since. Kat is seduced by her reflection on canvas and when Daniel appears in London, she finds herself drawn back into the sins and solace of a past that suddenly no longer seems so far away.

When the portraits catch the attention of the public, threatening to reveal not only her identity, but all that lies beyond the edges of the canvases, Kat comes face to face with the true price of their beauty and with all that she now could lose.

Moving between the glamour of the London art world and the sensuous days of a love affair in a dusty Paris studio, life and art bleed together as Daniel and Kat’s lives spin out of control, leading to a conclusion that is anything but inevitable. 


Daniel is a not-so-famous artist, UNTIL…..he shows the portraits of a long lost love affair. Kat and her husband attend the opening at an art gallery.  She is amazed to see parts of herself on the walls. 

This novel reminds me of Bridges of Madison County. It is very well written and the prose keeps you reading however, it is a bunch of fluff. I stayed mad at Kat most of the time. I was very dissappointed in her character as a person..and yes I am being a little judgemental. To me, she makes some very bad choices for no reason whatsoever. To me, Daniel and Kat are profoundly selfish. 

I guess any book which can elicit such a strong feeling from the reader is not all that bad! Plus, The ending was surprising. It made the whole story worth reading.

I received this novel from Netgalley for a honest review.


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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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4 Responses to The Blue Bath by Mary Waters-Sayer

  1. macjam47 says:

    You are usually right on when it comes to book reviews. At only a three star, I think I pass on this one.

  2. I am enjoying reading your reviews. I think I will pass on this one as well. I don’t need more fluff……got enough of it around my middle. 🙂

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