5 thoughts on “The Golden Tulip

  1. When I first read the description of this story I had the smarts not to read anyone else’s review. I enjoyed what I read beforehand and I didn’t want other people to tarnish my opinion. I think if I had read someone’s less-than-five-star review, I would not have considered reading the book. And I am glad I did this because THE GOLDEN TULIP was such a rich and honored narrative with considerable depth.

    So, if you have read the publisher’s depiction and you think this is a story you might want to

  2. As much as I want to read this story, I simply cannot wade through 585 large pages of miniscule print. On the back burner for now until I can hunt down a large-print copy (if such an animal exists) or find a digital copy.

  3. This novel takes us to 17th century Holland against the background Of William Of Orange coming of age and Louis XIV’s invasion of Holland. This is they heyday of the great Dutch painters.
    Francesca Visser wishes only to learn to paint. Marriage is the furthest thing from her mind. In fact, she is minded not to marry. Her younger sister, Aletta is also struggling to find independence while the youngest Sybylla wants to marry the richest man she can find.
    Since the death of their mother from bearin

  4. Seemed a good book to read en route to Amsterdam – seeing as it is set in that city.
    Add to that the three sisters who feature in the book ,the daughters of a Dutch artist, and painters themselves. The eldest falls in love with a tulip maker, the second with a penniless artist. When they are not painting and doing other Dutch thing, the girls walk by the canals and go visit Rembrandt and his family !

    Clearly it had all the right ingredients. Plus we got it for 99 cents in an on the road side sa

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