The author Meg Waite Clayton (The Wednesday Sisters) hosts a blog dedicated to getting the word out about first time authors. Meg is currently hosting a giveaway for the book Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman. She's going to throw in a copy of her book The Wednesday Sisters.
The Chessman book describes Lydia's life as she models for her sister Mary Cassatt. At first I thought it sounded charming when I only read half of the book description. When I went back and finished reading the description, it said that Lydia was dying of Bright's disease. So it doesn't sound quite as charming as I thought, but still very interesting.