Charlotte Bennington is in Paris studying
art and has no interest in love and marriage. All that
changes when she meets fellow artist Paul de Sainte at a
ball. Paul sets out to challenge Charlotte’s beliefs about
life. Charlotte is both attracted to Paul’s talent and
frightened by the hunger he awakens in her.
Portrait of Desire is a view
inside the social changes during the early 1900’s. Charlotte
and Paul flaunt society by openly living together without the
benefit of marriage. Since both are talented artist, society
adopts an attitude of acceptance to their life style. Kate
September’s revelation of that period in history is very
compelling. A very enjoyable read.