Renowned healer Lisbeth Vos concocts a cunning revenge against her childhood friend Hannah Brouwer for a wrong committed decades ago. The audacious scheme requires a marriage between Lisbeth’s granddaughter and Hannah’s widowed son. Desperate for her grandmother’s attention and approval, Mila agrees to wed a man she doesn’t know.
She begins entertaining doubts when Hannah proves to be a loving mother-in-law instead of the monster her grandmother had described. Mila is thinking and acting independently for the first time, going as far as initiating an illicit affair. Her refusal to commit a heinous act at Lisbeth’s insistence results in shocking consequences.
With danger looming on the horizon, Mila discovers powers that have lain dormant beneath her grandmother’s oppressive shadow. Now, she must learn to use her gift and salvage her only chance at happiness.
Holland’s Golden Age comes to life in this suspenseful historical novel with a touch of magical realism.