Who wouldn't want to make a living from her favorite pastime?
Although sometimes self-doubt creeps in along the way, artist Amanda Trent has been striving to do just that, ever since her ex-husband dumped her for a younger woman and she moved to Lonesome Valley, Arizona, to start a new life. So when her friends from the Roadrunner Gallery urge her to join them and world-renown artist Ulysses Durand in a plein air paint-out, she hesitates, fearing that she might not be able to complete a painting in the four-hour time limit.
But everything goes smoothly at the public open-air event—until Ulysses's wife goes missing and he asks Amanda for her help. Has his past come back to haunt the famous artist? With a little help from her nemesis, cranky Lieutenant Belmont, the support of her friends, and the companionship of her furry feline Mona Lisa and her lovable golden retriever Laddie, Amanda tracks a killer who's determined to strike again unless Amanda can save the day.
Vanished into Plein Air is book #2 in the Fine Art Mystery series by Paula Darnell.
I got so wrapped up in this book, for a second, I thought about contacting Amanda about painting a portrait of my cats!
Amanda is settling in and building friendships with more Roadrunner members. There’s an outdoor painting event with a well-known painter. It’s interesting how Amanda gets pulled into the mystery and who she ends up working with.
Amanda and Belle wondering about the new neighbor is so realistic. I’d love to have neighbors like Belle and Dennis.
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