A team effort, Blindspot is a tale of 18th century Boston written by history professors Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore. It’s quality historical fiction, well-researched, with an entertaining story about a portrait painter, Stewart Jameson, and a young woman who disguises herself as a boy, serving as his apprentice. Fannie Easton’s story unfolds the world of young women in Boston society, the constraints, social mores and consequences of acts of rebellion. Easton’s story is superbly paralleled with the background story of Boston just prior to the American Revolution.
What a wonderful novel! The historical setting is perfect for the mystery and seduction that lay therein, and I commend the authors for their entertaining and enlightening work.
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2008