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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

  • Amy Bruno
    Jul 18, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    LOVED! Full review to come. ...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jul 13, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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 Rosenblit
    Jun 25, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

  • Tina Woodbury
    Aug 29, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Jan 12, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

  • Heather Fineisen
    Apr 29, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

    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...

    A well-written and engaging historical fiction novel centering on a NYC iconic edifice: Grand Central Terminal. Two women, separated by 50 years, are featured in this book. Clara Darden is an illustrationist at Vogue Magazine and also teaches illustration at Grand Central School ...

    Last year, I was completely obsessed with The Address by Fiona Davis. I quickly discovered that Davis was a masterful storyteller with the capability to completely entrance her reader. Needless to say, I ran to the bookstore, picked up her other novel (The Dollhouse) and waited patient...

    I ended up really enjoying this one and learning all about Grand Central Terminal! I loved the feminist vibes and the alternating timelines between the late 1920s and the 1970s. While a little predictable/cheesy at points, overall it was well done and I found the ending wrapped it up n...

    Grand Central Terminal is one of New York City's most iconic landmarks. Fiona Davis' latest novel weaves together two stories nearly 5 decades apart. From 1928 and the imminent Great Depression to 1974 and the city's deterioration and the impending closure of the terminal, two women an...

    Thank you so much Kathleen Carter and Dutton Books for providing my free copy of THE MASTERPIECE by Fiona Davis - all opinions are my own. I absolutely adore this book! Davis is an exquisite, talented writer. Set in New York City with the rich history of the Grand Central Station as...

    A bit of a Hallmark movie flair to this story of a female illustrator in the 1920's paralleled to the saving of Grand Central Terminal in the 1970's. A depiction of strong, independent women in both eras. Throw in an appearance by Jackie O and anything can happen. The author tells of h...

  • Stephanie
    Aug 06, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • KC
    May 17, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

    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...

    A well-written and engaging historical fiction novel centering on a NYC iconic edifice: Grand Central Terminal. Two women, separated by 50 years, are featured in this book. Clara Darden is an illustrationist at Vogue Magazine and also teaches illustration at Grand Central School ...

    Last year, I was completely obsessed with The Address by Fiona Davis. I quickly discovered that Davis was a masterful storyteller with the capability to completely entrance her reader. Needless to say, I ran to the bookstore, picked up her other novel (The Dollhouse) and waited patient...

    I ended up really enjoying this one and learning all about Grand Central Terminal! I loved the feminist vibes and the alternating timelines between the late 1920s and the 1970s. While a little predictable/cheesy at points, overall it was well done and I found the ending wrapped it up n...

    Grand Central Terminal is one of New York City's most iconic landmarks. Fiona Davis' latest novel weaves together two stories nearly 5 decades apart. From 1928 and the imminent Great Depression to 1974 and the city's deterioration and the impending closure of the terminal, two women an...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Aug 08, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

  • Amy
    Jul 30, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

  • Sam (Clues and Reviews)
    Aug 08, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

    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...

    A well-written and engaging historical fiction novel centering on a NYC iconic edifice: Grand Central Terminal. Two women, separated by 50 years, are featured in this book. Clara Darden is an illustrationist at Vogue Magazine and also teaches illustration at Grand Central School ...

    Last year, I was completely obsessed with The Address by Fiona Davis. I quickly discovered that Davis was a masterful storyteller with the capability to completely entrance her reader. Needless to say, I ran to the bookstore, picked up her other novel (The Dollhouse) and waited patient...

  • Janelle
    Aug 09, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

    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...

    A well-written and engaging historical fiction novel centering on a NYC iconic edifice: Grand Central Terminal. Two women, separated by 50 years, are featured in this book. Clara Darden is an illustrationist at Vogue Magazine and also teaches illustration at Grand Central School ...

    Last year, I was completely obsessed with The Address by Fiona Davis. I quickly discovered that Davis was a masterful storyteller with the capability to completely entrance her reader. Needless to say, I ran to the bookstore, picked up her other novel (The Dollhouse) and waited patient...

    I ended up really enjoying this one and learning all about Grand Central Terminal! I loved the feminist vibes and the alternating timelines between the late 1920s and the 1970s. While a little predictable/cheesy at points, overall it was well done and I found the ending wrapped it up n...

    Grand Central Terminal is one of New York City's most iconic landmarks. Fiona Davis' latest novel weaves together two stories nearly 5 decades apart. From 1928 and the imminent Great Depression to 1974 and the city's deterioration and the impending closure of the terminal, two women an...

    Thank you so much Kathleen Carter and Dutton Books for providing my free copy of THE MASTERPIECE by Fiona Davis - all opinions are my own. I absolutely adore this book! Davis is an exquisite, talented writer. Set in New York City with the rich history of the Grand Central Station as...

  • Toni
    Jul 24, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

  • Katie (katieladyreads)
    Jul 25, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

    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...

    A well-written and engaging historical fiction novel centering on a NYC iconic edifice: Grand Central Terminal. Two women, separated by 50 years, are featured in this book. Clara Darden is an illustrationist at Vogue Magazine and also teaches illustration at Grand Central School ...

    Last year, I was completely obsessed with The Address by Fiona Davis. I quickly discovered that Davis was a masterful storyteller with the capability to completely entrance her reader. Needless to say, I ran to the bookstore, picked up her other novel (The Dollhouse) and waited patient...

    I ended up really enjoying this one and learning all about Grand Central Terminal! I loved the feminist vibes and the alternating timelines between the late 1920s and the 1970s. While a little predictable/cheesy at points, overall it was well done and I found the ending wrapped it up n...

  • Celia
    Jul 22, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    For all of my reviews: www.readingbetweenthepagesblog.wordpr... This is a beautifully written story of two women, in two different decades, forging forward despite the ups and downs life has thrown at them. Clara Darden is a very talented illustration teacher at Grand Central Sch...

    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...

    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...

    A well-written and engaging historical fiction novel centering on a NYC iconic edifice: Grand Central Terminal. Two women, separated by 50 years, are featured in this book. Clara Darden is an illustrationist at Vogue Magazine and also teaches illustration at Grand Central School ...

  • Sherri Thacker
    Aug 10, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...

    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....

    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...

    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. ...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Aug 10, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Aug 06, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

  • BookGypsy
    Jul 10, 2018

    Just take all the stars, Fiona Davis! You deserve them! This book is the literary equivalent of sipping luscious coffee at a patio cafe, right next to a bustling historic square, on a perfect autumn day. It is sunny and breezy. There's lots to take in, but it moves at its own steady...

    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...

    ????? / 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...