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The Golden Tulip: A Novel
The Golden Tulip: A Novel by Rosalind Laker 0307352579 9780307352576
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The Golden Tulip: A Novel by Rosalind Laker

Francescas 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 fathers 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 Francescas father. And as the two learn the true nature of the obstacles in their path, a patron of Francescas 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.

Author: Rosalind Laker

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 564

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

Publication Date: 2007-11-27

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0307352579

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