I Am Rembrandt's Daughter

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Bloomsbury USA, May 29, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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With her mother dead of the plague, and her beloved brother newly married and moved away, Cornelia van Rijn finds herself without a friend or confidante—save her difficult father. Out of favor with Amsterdam's elite, and considered brash and unreasonable by his patrons, Rembrandt van Rijn, once revered, is now teetering on the brink of madness. Cornelia alone must care for him, though she herself is haunted by secrets and scandal. Her only happiness comes in chance meetings with Carel, the son of a wealthy shipping magnate whose passion for art stirs Cornelia. And then there is Neel, her father's last remaining pupil, whose steadfast devotion to Rembrandt both baffles and touches her. Based on historical fact, and filled with family dramas and a love triangle that would make Jane Austen proud, I Am Rembrandt's Daughter is a powerful account of a young woman's struggle to come of age within the shadow of one of the world's most brilliant and complicated artists.

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User Review  - Rigfield - LibraryThing

Cornelia van Rijn's is the illegitimate daughter of the famed painter Rembrandt. Her life is not an easy one - her father claims to hear the voice of God, her mother dies of the plague and the family ... Read full review

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Recommended for those who appreciate the art of the Dutch Masters. Written from the perspective of Cornelia, the illegitimate daughter of Rembrandt van Rijn, this excellent depiction of Rembrandt in ... Read full review


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LYNN CULLEN is the author of several picture books and novels, including Moi and Marie Antoinette. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her at www.lynncullen.com.

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