Amsterdam in the 1630's. Sitting for a portrait is Sophia Sandvoort and her elderly husband Cornelis. They are surrounded by objects showing her husband's piety, as well as a tulip. Cornelis has made money from the speculation on this exotic flower and its bulbs. But as the painter, Jan van Loos, starts to capture Sophia on his canvas, so a slow passion begins to burn...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - janerawoof - LibraryThing
Read half-way through then abandoned. Not what I thought it would be: an exciting story of tulipomania in 17th century Holland, but two men in love/lust with the same woman with too much sex and a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - justagirlwithabook - LibraryThing
I was hoping for this little book to pack a greater punch than it did. Deborah Moggach was able to spin an interesting tale that involves a scandalous affair and an even more complicated plan hatched ... Read full review