The result: Amsterdam Trilogy. Book One: From among the throngs, one lively fictional orphan emerged. Then, a grieving family. Next, a father’s obsession with a lost, sensual etching; Book Two: We follow the epic adventures of a beautiful, young displaced Spanish woman - Isabela; and in Book Three: A naïve peasant genius faces multiple challenges as he rises from rural poverty to prominence.
I invite you to read all three books of Amsterdam Trilogy, as well the survival memoir I wrote with my husband, Allen L. White, Autumns of Our Joy - A Memoir of Romance, Stem Cells, and Rebirth.
In Golden-Age Amsterdam, a beguiling orphan who unknowingly holds the clue to a missing etching, encounters Rembrandt and later appears in his most famous work.
After surviving a shipwreck and finding her way to Amsterdam, beautiful and clever but naive Isabela Calderón returns to her village to fulfill the destiny her father set in motion at her birth.
Dirck Becker, age ten, appeared on only four pages in The Seventh Etching. Now an adult, Dirck learns he is has an unusual gift which threatens to isolate him and raise suspicion.
A joyful marriage. A terrifying medical diagnosis. An anonymous life-saving stem-cell donation. A jubilant meeting with the young donor. A triumphant celebration before a crowd of 37,000.