The Masterpiece

The Masterpiece

In her latest captivating novel, nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them. For the nearly nine million people who live in New York City, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiec In her latest captivating novel, nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art ...

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Title:The Masterpiece
Author:Fiona Davis
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1524742953
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Masterpiece Reviews

  • Tammy
    Jul 29, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

    An interesting story centered on the Grand Central Terminal in NYC told from the viewpoint of two different women, 50 years apart. Clara Darden is an instructor at the famed Grand Central Art School in the 1920's struggling to make a career as an illustrator. Virginia Clay is a newly ...

    As a New Yorker, I absolutely should have taken this book to Grand Central and taken a better picture that seems much more suitable. I am kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner. However, for the sake of getting my thoughts out to you quicker, this will have to do because we nee...

    " Fiona glamours the romance inside the history, with a touch of mystery! " . The Masterpiece is really the most Anticipiated book of the Year, my dearest Author hits this historical fiction novel in its finest! I couldn't even put the book down, it was extremely professionally writt...

    Another great read by Fiona Davis, cementing her place in the world of historical fiction. This one illuminated the little-known art school that was housed at Grand Central in the early part of the 20th century and the better-known struggle to save the station from destruction in the 7...

    There are a few authors that I automatically buy their books without reading a description. Fiona Davis is now firmly on that list! After reading The Dollhouse and The Address, I knew The Masterpiece was going to be amazing and I was not disappointed! This story has a little mystery an...

  • Marialyce
    Aug 12, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 23, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

  • Amy Bruno
    Jul 18, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jul 13, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

  • Cheryl
    Jul 21, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

  • Jamie
    Jun 25, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

  • Cindy Burnett
    Apr 25, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

  • Book of Secrets
    Jul 22, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

  • Camille Maio
    May 20, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

    An interesting story centered on the Grand Central Terminal in NYC told from the viewpoint of two different women, 50 years apart. Clara Darden is an instructor at the famed Grand Central Art School in the 1920's struggling to make a career as an illustrator. Virginia Clay is a newly ...

    As a New Yorker, I absolutely should have taken this book to Grand Central and taken a better picture that seems much more suitable. I am kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner. However, for the sake of getting my thoughts out to you quicker, this will have to do because we nee...

    " Fiona glamours the romance inside the history, with a touch of mystery! " . The Masterpiece is really the most Anticipiated book of the Year, my dearest Author hits this historical fiction novel in its finest! I couldn't even put the book down, it was extremely professionally writt...

    Another great read by Fiona Davis, cementing her place in the world of historical fiction. This one illuminated the little-known art school that was housed at Grand Central in the early part of the 20th century and the better-known struggle to save the station from destruction in the 7...

  • Angela M
    Aug 09, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Aug 06, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

  • Susan Johnson
    Jul 30, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

    An interesting story centered on the Grand Central Terminal in NYC told from the viewpoint of two different women, 50 years apart. Clara Darden is an instructor at the famed Grand Central Art School in the 1920's struggling to make a career as an illustrator. Virginia Clay is a newly ...

  • Babydimps (Suzy)
    Sep 07, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Jan 12, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

  • Stephanie
    Aug 06, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Nov 28, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Aug 08, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

    An interesting story centered on the Grand Central Terminal in NYC told from the viewpoint of two different women, 50 years apart. Clara Darden is an instructor at the famed Grand Central Art School in the 1920's struggling to make a career as an illustrator. Virginia Clay is a newly ...

    As a New Yorker, I absolutely should have taken this book to Grand Central and taken a better picture that seems much more suitable. I am kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner. However, for the sake of getting my thoughts out to you quicker, this will have to do because we nee...

  • Robert Blumenthal
    Jan 21, 2019

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

    An interesting story centered on the Grand Central Terminal in NYC told from the viewpoint of two different women, 50 years apart. Clara Darden is an instructor at the famed Grand Central Art School in the 1920's struggling to make a career as an illustrator. Virginia Clay is a newly ...

    As a New Yorker, I absolutely should have taken this book to Grand Central and taken a better picture that seems much more suitable. I am kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner. However, for the sake of getting my thoughts out to you quicker, this will have to do because we nee...

    " Fiona glamours the romance inside the history, with a touch of mystery! " . The Masterpiece is really the most Anticipiated book of the Year, my dearest Author hits this historical fiction novel in its finest! I couldn't even put the book down, it was extremely professionally writt...

    Another great read by Fiona Davis, cementing her place in the world of historical fiction. This one illuminated the little-known art school that was housed at Grand Central in the early part of the 20th century and the better-known struggle to save the station from destruction in the 7...

    There are a few authors that I automatically buy their books without reading a description. Fiona Davis is now firmly on that list! After reading The Dollhouse and The Address, I knew The Masterpiece was going to be amazing and I was not disappointed! This story has a little mystery an...

    I enjoyed this book set in 2 time periods and following the artists of the Grand Central School of Art and Virginia, a recently divorced mother who goes to work at the Grand Central Terminal and finds the ruins of the old art school- and some of its secrets. Lovely story, very fast rea...

    This is a lovely novel that deals with the desire to preserve older iconic buildings, as well as the difficulty for women artists to receive the recognition they deserved in the first half of the twentieth century (before Helen Frankenthaler or Georgia O'keefe became household names). ...

  • Amy
    Jul 30, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

  • Lynn
    Dec 30, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

  • Rebecca
    Aug 22, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

    An interesting story centered on the Grand Central Terminal in NYC told from the viewpoint of two different women, 50 years apart. Clara Darden is an instructor at the famed Grand Central Art School in the 1920's struggling to make a career as an illustrator. Virginia Clay is a newly ...

    As a New Yorker, I absolutely should have taken this book to Grand Central and taken a better picture that seems much more suitable. I am kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner. However, for the sake of getting my thoughts out to you quicker, this will have to do because we nee...

    " Fiona glamours the romance inside the history, with a touch of mystery! " . The Masterpiece is really the most Anticipiated book of the Year, my dearest Author hits this historical fiction novel in its finest! I couldn't even put the book down, it was extremely professionally writt...

    Another great read by Fiona Davis, cementing her place in the world of historical fiction. This one illuminated the little-known art school that was housed at Grand Central in the early part of the 20th century and the better-known struggle to save the station from destruction in the 7...

    There are a few authors that I automatically buy their books without reading a description. Fiona Davis is now firmly on that list! After reading The Dollhouse and The Address, I knew The Masterpiece was going to be amazing and I was not disappointed! This story has a little mystery an...

    I enjoyed this book set in 2 time periods and following the artists of the Grand Central School of Art and Virginia, a recently divorced mother who goes to work at the Grand Central Terminal and finds the ruins of the old art school- and some of its secrets. Lovely story, very fast rea...

  • ❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
    Nov 16, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

  • Toni
    Jul 24, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

  • Sherri Thacker
    Aug 10, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

  • Holly
    Feb 12, 2019

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Aug 10, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

  • Katie B
    Jun 20, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

  • BookGypsy
    Jul 10, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

  • Travel.with.a.book
    Apr 29, 2018

    3.5 stars I?ve only seen the Grand Cental Terminal once several years ago . I knew it was a historic landmark and had been refurbished but I didn?t know the history of it, only focusing on its magnificence as I stood in there taking it in . This story gave me some of that backg...

    THE MASTERPIECE is about two women, fifty years apart, whose parallel stories suddenly intersect at New York City's historic Grand Central. It's clearly well researched regarding what was happening at the train station in the late 1920s and early 1970s, on the verge of the Great Depres...

    4.5 stars The Masterpiece is Fiona Davis? best book to date, and I have loved all three of her books. New York City is one of my favorite places to visit, and each of Davis? books contains a myriad of fascinating details about a particular building and era in the city. The Maste...

    I jumped on the chance to read this because I really liked Fiona Davis's last book, The Address. The action goes back and forth between 1920s New York City in which Clara is teaching at Grand Central School of Art and trying to make it big as an illustrator and the 1970s in which newly...

    4 stars! After loving Fiona Davis? previous novel, The Address, I was thrilled to get my hands on The Masterpiece. This book was told in two POV?s - Clara and Virginia, 50 years apart. I loved the Grand Central Station setting and learning about its history, especially the Gran...

    3.5 engaging stars This was my very first book by Fiona Davis and of course, being a former New York girl, I was so enticed by its setting, that of New York's Grand Central terminal. The original terminal was built by Cornelius Vanderbilt and than later redone in 1903 becoming the b...

    What would an art school teacher and an information booth attendee have in common besides Grand Central since the women lived 50 years apart? You would be surprised. Clara taught illustration at the art school when it was in its hey day, and Virginia needed to work since she had ...

    Enjoyable and entertaining read! I loved the setting of the Grand Central Terminal and the art aspect to this novel was quite intriguing. Full review to follow shortly *Traveling Sisters Read* ...

    Fiona Davis was one of the first HF authors I read and enjoyed, I loved both The Dollhouse and The Address and have been super excited about The Masterpiece. Davis has honed a keen ability to write dazzling stories about NYC, she really brings the city to life and truly sweeps you away...

    Thank goodness for jury duty - allowing me to read the bulk of this fascinating historical fiction novel in one sitting! So much to enjoy -Please follow https://booknationbyjen.wordpress.com for all reviews and recommendations. Visit my blog to see all photos included in the review. ...

    ????? / 5 All the stars!!! Seriously, I couldn't be more excited about The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. This was my first time reading a book by her and it will clearly not be my last. What it's about: Told in dual timelines, we get the stories of Clara Darden who is a f...

    Amazing! The story is centered around New York's Grand Central Terminal and two women that worked there during different eras. Clair,a young woman who teaches at the art school in the 1920's. But dreams of doing the cover for Vogue. Later in the 1970's the Grand Central is much differ...

    The Masterpiece is an enchanting piece of historical fiction and well deserving of all 5 stars! This is my first time reading a novel written by Fiona Davis, but I will definitely not be my last! My mother is an artist and was an art history professor until she retired, so art has...

    Historical Fictional novel, The Masterpiece, has two POVs, two different decades: fifty years apart, two Masterpieces and one mystery. Imbedded within are two intelligent and talented women fighting for their right to have a voice in their lives, especially regarding their livelihoods....

    Oh wow listening to this book was such a great experience. THIS is just the kind of dual storyline book I love to read with two fascinating stories linked together by a painting. First, I just want to say that I got Beatriz Williams vibes while listening to this book. And I LOVE Beatri...

    4 stars Thank you to Penguins' First to Read and Dutton for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC. Publishes August 7, 2018. Another 'masterpiece' by Fiona Davis. Davis is becoming one of my all time favorite authors. Her mastery at taking current buildings back t...

    4.5 stars! I am really happy to be able to say I have read all of Fiona Davis' books and have loved them all! When I was given the opportunity to read an advanced copy of The Masterpiece, it was a no brainer. One thing that I especially love about Fiona's books are that they take pl...

    Fiona Davis brings to life the story of Grand Central Terminal and the fight to preserve its Landmark status in this historical fiction tale! The story alternates between the lives of two strong female characters- Virginia Clay who is a 1970?s New York City divorcee trying to resu...

    The Masterpiece is a love letter to Artists and NYC?s Grand Central Terminal. It is a story of love, betrayal, ambition, mystery, and jealousy. It is also about misogyny and how much more difficult it is for women to succeed than men The story takes place in two different time per...

    This is such an enjoyable book! The Masterpiece is the story of 2 women: Clara Darden, an illustrator who teaches at the Grand Central School of Art in 1928; and Virginia Clay, a newly divorced woman and mother of a college age daughter who has just taken a job in the information bo...

    Fiona Davis can pull a reader into that time period unlike anyone else. This book was another good book by her, going back and forth from the 20?s to the 70?s. This is my 3rd book by Fiona Davis. I enjoyed it. ...

    3.5 Stars Fiona Davis is an excellent writer but I just didn't love this like I thought I would. The narrative is slower than I like and I had trouble connecting to the characters. The history of Grand Central is fascinating and the first part of the book is certainly better than the ...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

    An interesting story centered on the Grand Central Terminal in NYC told from the viewpoint of two different women, 50 years apart. Clara Darden is an instructor at the famed Grand Central Art School in the 1920's struggling to make a career as an illustrator. Virginia Clay is a newly ...

    As a New Yorker, I absolutely should have taken this book to Grand Central and taken a better picture that seems much more suitable. I am kicking myself for not thinking of this sooner. However, for the sake of getting my thoughts out to you quicker, this will have to do because we nee...

    " Fiona glamours the romance inside the history, with a touch of mystery! " . The Masterpiece is really the most Anticipiated book of the Year, my dearest Author hits this historical fiction novel in its finest! I couldn't even put the book down, it was extremely professionally writt...