True Colors

True Colors

A Novel

Book - 1994
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Random House, Inc.
Doris Mortman, author of the best-selling novels First Born, Rightfully Mine and The Wild Rose, returns with a compelling story set amid the glamorous international art scene, about a gifted young artist who is haunted by the memory of her mother's brutal murder.

Baker & Taylor
Isabelle de Luna, a talented young artist haunted by the brutal murder of her mother, struggles with personal demons as she sets out to uncover the truth about the crime and to clear her father's name

Blackwell North Amer
Isabelle de Luna is only seven when she witnesses the violent murder of her mother, Spanish artist Althea de Luna, in their Barcelona hotel room. Althea's marriage to wealthy textile entrepreneur Martin de Luna has been troubled in its final days, and he is arrested as a suspect in his wife's killing. With her mother dead and her father imprisoned, Isabelle is sent to live with family friends Miranda and Luis Duran in New Mexico.
When Martin dies in prison from heart failure, the Durans decide to raise Isabelle, with their adopted daughter Nina, as their own. As the girls mature, each discovers her own unique talent: Isabelle has inherited Althea's gift for painting, and Nina is a promising storyteller. But when Nina discovers the horrible circumstances of her adoption - a secret the Durans hoped she would never learn - she breaks all ties with her family and moves to New York City to seek her fame as a journalist and revenge against the family she believes has betrayed her.
The two young women, raised as the closest of sisters, become enemies. Isabelle, victimized by Nina's vendetta against her and emboldened by a search for love and the need to discover the truth about her mother's murder, must dig deeply into her past, confront her personal demons, and face a frightening truth.

Baker
& Taylor

Isabelle de Luna, a talented young artist haunted by the brutal murder of her mother, struggles with personal demons as she sets out to uncover the truth about the crime and to clear her father's name. 200,000 first printing. Lit Guild & Doubleday Alt. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Crown, c1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780517592625
0517592622
Branch Call Number: MOR
Characteristics: 551 p. ; 24 cm.

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booklady1 Jan 14, 2014

5/STARS!!!!! Dose Doris Mortman know how to spin a tale? yes she dose . D M is a graceful writer who knows just what she is doing- waving a compelling plot through which she explores deeper issues , such as intimacy, family secrets, wealth, scandals, hate, crimes, grief and passionate sex scenes. the story captivate me from the onset...and kept me turning the pages well into the wee hours of the morning. I finish this book in two days. FYI this book as 601 pages, and I was entertained through it all....for sure some chapters are more dramatic, but overall great great read. I know a lot more about ART and the ART world now then I ever did. If you do not feel a renewed appreciation for love and life after reading this extraordinary story you may need to check your pulse.The story is beautifully written deeply moving and touching. I cried like a baby through most of the story, I just couldn't stop . A part of what made the story so great is that the author follow the main character ISABELLE and the others through a very dramatic life spin. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.

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