Portrait of a Man

The soul-searching and heart-warming sequel to The Cornish Knot

Will the secrets of the past destroy an artist’s legacy?

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Matteo Borgoni is a desperate man. He must succeed if he is to free his beloved wife, held captive by her father in Melbourne. His picture framing skills establish him with the artists of Dunedin in 1863, but he has many doubts, and many more obstacles to overcome.

In 1913, Tommaso, proprietor of the Invercargill branch of the Borgoni Picture Framers, befriends a rakish Italian portrait artist on the run from his past. As the ravages of World War One escalate, fear is constant but compassion brings unexpected consequences. A terrifying pandemic is the last thing they need.


Over a century later, a man recognises a portrait in an Auckland gallery, and demands it back. Amid another global pandemic, a marriage on the brink of failure, and a life and death struggle, the portrait exposes generations of family secrets and deceptions with life-changing results.

Read my Interview about this release on Literary World with Kathryn Gauci
Expected release date for the ebook is late October 2020 – contact me for more information