Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of possession and girl with a pearl earring, this suspenseful, erotic novel seamlessly weaves fact and fiction into a brilliant tapestry of love, art, deception, and danger--at the center of which lies a centuries-old secret…
In an old manor house on the legendary river Hull, Amy Dale has discovered a journal that holds the account of a thrilling duel of seduction--and the key to a missing year in the life of a great artist. Over three hundred years ago, Rembrandt van Rijn challenged the poet Andrew Marvell for the affection of Amys ancestor Amelia Dahl. But the fierce competition between those two men for Amelias heart has repercussions for the new inhabitants of the manor.
Now, as Amy reads the pages of her namesakes intimate diary and plans the restoration of the old house, she finds herself engaged in her own game of wit, seduction, and desire with a scarred and enigmatic laborer. As their attraction explodes in intensity, the secrets of the past escape from history into the present with consequences they could never expect...and may not survive.
About the Author
Mitch Horowitz is the editor in chief of Tarcher/Penguin. He has written for Esopus, Parabola, Fortean Times,
and Science of Mind
. A well-known voice for occult and esoteric ideas, Horowitz lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
From the Hardcover edition.