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ISBN:
0727882333
Author:
Anne Stuart
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers; First World Hardcover edition (February 1, 2013)
Pages:
256 pages
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I am an Anne Stuart fan, and figured it would be fun to read one of her earlier works, and I found "Museum Piece" used for not much money.

Carefully guarded, untouchable-her heart was like a museum piece. I am an Anne Stuart fan, and figured it would be fun to read one of her earlier works, and I found "Museum Piece" used for not much money. Unlike some other older romance works, this one has aged fairly well. Although initially I liked Molly, and I understood why she was so emotionally closed off, I grew frustrated with her blowing hot-and-cold all the time, and I wondered why James (or any guy) would tolerate being treated like that?

Carefully guarded, untouchable–her heart was like a museum piece.

Carefully guarded, untouchable–her heart was like a museum piece. James Elliott thwarted her at every turn, outmaneuvering and outbidding her, scooping up art treasures before she could acquire them for San Francisco’s Museum of American Art. It was unscrupulous and unethical, and Mary Lindsay McDonough decided she’d better do something about it. She would send him a letter of protest, a very cool, very professional letter

Anne Stuart, born Anne Kristine Stuart (born May 2, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American romance novelist. She has written over 100 novels and is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award

Anne Stuart, born Anne Kristine Stuart (born May 2, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American romance novelist. She has written over 100 novels and is a recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award. Anne Kristine Stuart was born on May 2, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stuart grew up with her parents in Princeton, New Jersey.

Carefully guarded, untouchable - her heart was like a museum piece James Elliott thwarted her at every turn, outmanoeuvring and outbidding her, scooping up art treasures before she could acquire them for San Francisco's Museum of American Art.

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1984) A novel by Anne Stuart. Carefully guarded, untouchable - her heart was like a museum piece

1984) A novel by Anne Stuart. Carefully guarded, untouchable - her heart was like a museum piece. James Elliott thwarted her at every turn, outmanoeuvring and outbidding her, scooping up art treasures before she could acquire them for San Francisco's Museum of American Art. Mary Lindsay McDonough decided to send him a letter of protest, a very cool, very professional letter - after she had written a poison pen letter - the letter she would have sent if she didn't have her reputation and that of the museum to consider

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ALSO BY ANNE STUART HISTORICALS The House of Rohan The Wicked House of Rohan Shameless Breathless Reckless Ruthless Stand-Alone Titles The Devil’s Waltz Hidden. The Fall of Maggie Brown. Catspaw II. Hand in Glove.

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Carefully guarded, untouchable – her heart was like a museum pieceJames Elliott thwarted her at every turn, outmanoeuvring and outbidding her, scooping up art treasures before she could acquire them for San Francisco's Museum of American Art. Mary Lindsay McDonough decided to send him a letter of protest, a very cool, very professional letter – after she had written a poison pen letter – the letter she would have sent if she didn't have her reputation and that of the museum to consider. Unfortunately, distracted, she slipped the wrong letter into the envelope . . .
  • Cesar
Anne Stuart has one of the most amazing understandings of the dynamics of male-female relationships, better than any Romance writer I know. Many Romance writers are exceptional storytellers, but often I come away feeling the male is written as we would like men to be, rather than they are. Stuart understands males, the good and the bad parts, and knows the path of love, sex and romance isn't always strewn with rose petals. True passionate romances are complex and often riddled with strong, not always clear, motivations. Stuart starts with this premise and adds a pinch of this and a dram of that and always comes up, book after book, with stories that are emotional rollercoasters. I cannot recall any book she has written that she hasn't give 110% to the characters. From her earliest series works to the present day psychological thrillers, she's never lost the passion for writing Romance. Her clear love of the genre shines in every work, each one written as if this was the "novel of her heart". I see writers at the top suffering from losing that magic. They have their eye on commercial success. Stuart never walks that path; both her eyes are solely on the story she was currently writing. It's quite clear, the story, the characters are what matter to Stuart, anything else just follows in the wake.
Museum Piece is another solid Stuart gem that taps into the strong personalities of male and female characters. Written 20 years ago, it has a slight touch of dating, but only slight. Anne Stuart's books hold out against "dating", superior to any writer I know. More over, Stuart's quality of writing is so consistent. A book may not personally work for you for some reason - but no one can say her quality is less.
Mary Lindsay McDonough - M.L. to her friends, Molly to her father - works for the San Francisco Museum of American Art. She adores historical pieces of early Americana, but she had been running into an immovable object: James Elliott. James is the front man for J.E. Seaquist - a Howard Hughes Billionaire type - and with the Seaquist fortune at his access, James can afford to out bid Molly at ever turn. She is so furious at losing special pieces to Elliott time after time, she writes him a note venting all her frustration at his "robber baron" tactics - never meaning to send it. After her temper cools, she pens a sedate complaint, but accidentally ends up sending him to tongue-lashing one!
She attends a show for the artwork of her former lover, her intend is to buy a painting for the museum. Only, she comes face to face with a very angry Elliott who was not amused. Molly's sworn off men since dumper her artist lover two years ago, but James Elliott is more man than she ever tangled with before. He kisses her, punishment for the note; she kisses him back to show him he cannot get away with it. Thus, the chase begins.
Molly is very attracted to James, but he scares her. Molly was adopted, and while
her father was very loving and doting, her mother Sarah came to see Molly as a living reminder as the fact she could never have children of her own. It was hard on Molly not ever achieving the love she craved from Sarah, and it's set Molly up to be too self-contained, fearful of letting anyone too close, lest they hurt her. And the powerful attraction she feels toward James is nearly overwhelming. So she runs. Molly tends to run from every confrontation. Sometimes James will chase her, sometimes he just out waits Molly. The complexity of their relationship is just pure Stuart Magic.
I have only one complaint about Anne Stuart's writing. She cannot write three times faster! Keep them coming! I'll shudder and whine in withdrawal until the next masterpiece comes out and pay visits to "old gems" such as Museum Piece!
  • INwhite
I usually love Anne Stuart, and it was a good read, but not as steamy and good as she can write. Just old school harlequin romance @ it's best.
  • Qag
I ENJOYED THE BOOK HOWEVER, I HAVE MORE OF HER BOOKS WHICH I REALLY ENJOYED MUCH BETTER. SHE IS SUCH A WONDERFUL AUTHOR. RIGHT NOW I HAVE OVER 40 OF HER BOOKS IN MY COLLECTION. CAN'T TELL YOU WHICH ONE I LOVE BEST.
  • Zinnthi
Museum Piece is an early Stuart novel, but old or new.....you are guaranteed to enjoy every page. In this story Molly is a buyer for a museum who is fed up with a "James Ellliot" who always seems to snatch her treasures away by paying a higher price. She inadvertently sends him a scathing letter, that she never intended him to see, and he is livid after he receives it. Their first meeting is scorchingly hot and you can tell you're going to be in for a ride.

The courtship of Molly and James is what makes this book special. Molly is adopted and is afraid of love and abandonment. She runs away from James many times throughout this book, and James has this remarkable ability to chase her when need be and leave her alone when need be. He never does what you think he'll do, and this keeps both Molly and you, as the reader, on your toes. This book packs quite the punch for only being 255 pages long, and while it was written in 1984....great books stand the test of time!