From a best-selling author - 17th-century Rotterdam. Young Saskia is ladys maid to wealthy merchants wife Vrouw Gibbons, but her talent for manufacturing beautifying face balms far exceeds her lowly status. When the Gibbons family returns to England, Saskia goes with them and sets up in business selling the beauty products which have earned her a devoted clientele, and hopes to win the heart of Grinling Gibbons, her employees only son, a man whose interests lie elsewhere
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ROSALIND LAKER is the author of many novels, including ""To Dance with Kings"" and ""The Golden Tulip,"" She lives in England.
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This seventeenth-century romance stars a young servant girl who falls in love with renowned woodcarver Grinling Gibbons when he is still a young apprentice in Rotterdam, Holland. Saskia first sets eyes on Grinling when she becomes the personal maid to his mother, and the minute she sees the handsome young Dutchman, she loses her heart. She soon realizes that Grinling’s friend Robert has fallen for her, but she only has eyes for Grinling. When the Gibbons family moves to England, Saskia goes with them, her talent for hairdressing and her secret beauty potions making her indispensable to Grinling’s mother. In London, Saskia eventually establishes her own business selling beauty potions to upper-class Londoners. Success doesn’t bring her the man she wants, however, and Saskia must deal with a broken heart. Filled with rich period detail, this historical romance will appeal to readers who enjoy learning about other cultures and times yet still crave happy endings. --Emily Melton
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