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The Golden Tulip: A Novel

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Francesca’s father is a well-known painter in the bustling port city of Amsterdam; he is also a gambler. Though their household is in economic chaos, thankfully the lessons she learned in his studio have prepared her to study with Johannes Vermeer, the master of Delft.

When she arrives to begin her apprenticeship, Francesca is stunned to find rules, written in her father’s hand, insisting that she give up the freedoms she once enjoyed at home- including her friendship with Pieter van Doorne, a tulip merchant. Unaware of a terrible bargain her father has made against her future, Francesca pursues her growing affection for Pieter even as she learns to paint like Vermeer, in layers of light. As her talent blooms, “tulip mania” sweeps the land, and fortunes are being made on a single bulb. What seems like a boon for Pieter instead reveals the extent of the betrayal of Francesca’s father. And as the two learn the true nature of the obstacles in their path, a patron of Francesca’s father determines to do anything in his power to ensure she stays within the limits that have been set for her.

The Golden Tulip brings one of the most exciting periods of Dutch history alive, creating a page-turning novel that is as vivid and unforgettable as a Vermeer painting.

Synopsis:

Determined to become a painter and accepting an apprenticeship with the great artist Jan Vermeer, Francesca Visser's dream is shattered when her father--a struggling artist--arranges a marriage between her and Ludolf Van Deventer, a wealthy and unscrupulous shipbroker, in order to pay back a debt. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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ROSALIND LAKER is the author of several novels, including To Dance with Kings and The Venetian Mask. She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307405609
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Historical - General
Author:
Rosalind Laker, author of To Dance With Kings
Author:
Laker, Rosalind
Author:
Rosalind Laker
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Netherlands
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Romantic suspense fiction.
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071127
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
576

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Suspense

The Golden Tulip: A Novel
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Product details 576 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307405609 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Determined to become a painter and accepting an apprenticeship with the great artist Jan Vermeer, Francesca Visser's dream is shattered when her father--a struggling artist--arranges a marriage between her and Ludolf Van Deventer, a wealthy and unscrupulous shipbroker, in order to pay back a debt. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , ROSALIND LAKER is the author of several novels, including To Dance with Kings and The Venetian Mask. She lives in England.
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