It is present day Oregon and an elderly widow lives alone. While we are not told her name, we find that she has just recently sold her house and that she is going to be placed in an adult care facility at the behest of her son, Julien.
Lizzie Boylston, our heroine stands on the threshold of her home as she watches her husband, Jeb, depart for war. There is a sense of foreboding that seems to plague her about her husband leaving, especially during a difficult time. She wants to stop him from going but knows that she is powerless to do so. Before the battle takes place, Lizzie officially meets her husband’s relative, Abigail Adams as well as her children, a balm on a most painful wound. Abigail is a very down-to-earth, sensible woman who appears to be the rock for everyone in the community, Lizzie especially.
Lizzie Boylston, our heroine stands on the threshold of her home as she watches her husband, Jeb, depart for war.
The story begins at Hampton Court Palace, where the heroine Alice Petherton and her friends are all Maids of Honor to Jane Seymour, the current Queen of England.
Camille Iverness lives with her father in a curiosity shop [Iverness Curiosity Shop] on Blinkett Street in London.
The year is 1686 and Petronella Oortman has arrived in Amsterdam, the glittering utopia city with pomp and splendor.
We have all seen that mysterious painting, the one known as “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” the seventeenth-century masterpiece of Johannes “Jan” Vermeer. One can even go so far to say that “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is “the Dutch Mona Lisa,” as some have taken to calling it.
In Girl with a Pearl Earring, there are various mentions regarding the paintings by Johannes Vermeer. In the addendum, I posted the paintings with the accompanying quotes from the book.