Mrs Van Gogh by Caroline Cauchi

Mrs Van Gogh by Caroline Cauchi

Title:  Mrs Van Gogh
Author: Caroline Cauchi
Publisher:  One More Chapter 
Genre:  Historical Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 432
Date of US Publication:  30 January, 2023
My Rating:  3 Stars

My Thoughts 

I was completely unaware of this history, and the description for Mrs Van Gogh really appealed to me. I was so pleased to receive a copy of this and started it eagerly; looking forward to reading some historical fiction of this family.

The story is really interesting, but as much as I appreciated the opportunity to learn about Joanna van Gogh (later van Gogh-Bonger), I just wasn’t able to connect with the writing style here. 

eARC kindly provided by One More Chapter / Harper Collins UK and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


As intricate and absorbing as a Van Gogh painting…MRS VAN GOGH will stay with me for a long time” New York Times bestseller Hazel Gaynor

She’s been painted out of history…until now

Who tells her story?

In 1890, Vincent Van Gogh dies penniless, unknown, a man tortured by his own mind.

Eleven years later his work is exhibited in Paris and his unparalleled talent finally recognised. The tireless efforts of one woman gave the world one of its greatest creative minds.

But twenty-eight year old Johanna Van Gogh-Bonger, Vincent’s sister-in-law and the keeper of his immense collection of paintings, sketches and letters, has, until now, been written out of history. This beautiful, moving novel finally gives this extraordinary woman a voice…

Praise for Mrs Van Gogh:

“What an exquisitely written book, I loved every moment! How lucky readers are going to be to read this utterly absorbing and deeply moving book for the first time. Such a treat!” USA Today bestseller Deborah Carr

“Brings to vivid life an extraordinary woman… will appeal to all lovers of historical fiction. A story that deserves to be told and widely known” Essie Fox

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This book is exquisite! Everything about Johanna's story is astoundingly beautiful and hers is a story that needed to be told, a voice that deserved to be heard

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A beautifully done historical novel, it was so well written and did everything that I was hoping for”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A beautifully written historical novel. I believed I was in the streets of Paris, hearing the horses hooves and the clattering of the carriages as I entered the world of Johanna Van Gogh… Johanna was ahead of her time and the author portrayed her authentically

⭐⭐⭐⭐“Historical fiction at its best. A well-written story about a strong woman with a fascinating life”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The author paints a beautiful picture…If you enjoy historical fiction and you like strong female characters, I highly recommend”


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