Has everyone else read this? I found it at my trusty used bookstore, Half Price Books at PV Mall and picked it up in trade for some books I was purging.
It's the story of the "ugly step sisters" of Cinderella. It was a very clever way of telling how they came to be sisters and a history lesson on the Tulip Mania in the Netherlands in 1637. I really enjoyed how the story took its time to reveal the situation of the characters and introduce their relationships. We also learn a bit about the art world of the time as Iris, the "plain" sister, develops an eye for painting as an apprentice of a master painter.
I didn't mark passages as I read so I haven't any interesting quotes. I've been reading just for the pleasure of consuming a book lately. My next one might have some bits to share.
Published: 2002 Read July 2014 Genre: Historical fiction