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Garlands of Gold by Rosalind Laker
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In 17th century Rotterdam, a young girl, newly orphaned, is employed as a lady's maid to Vrouw Gibbons, English-born wife of a wealthy merchant. Saskia is capable and hard-working, but it soon becomes apparent that her talent for the manufacture of beautifying face balms and other potions - a legacy from her mother - far exceeds her lowly status. She catches the eye of Grinling Gibbons, her employers' only son, an apprentice carver who is already acquiring a reputation for his craft, and of his English friend, Robert Harding. When the Gibbons family decides to return to England, Saskia goes with them. She is an independent-minded and ambitious young woman, and in time the opportunity arises for her to set up in business selling the beauty products which have earned her a devoted clientele. Robert supports and advises her in this enterprise, hopeful of winning her love. But Saskia has given her heart to Grinling Gibbons, a man whose interests lie elsewhere...

Author Biography

Rosalind Laker's first short story was accepted by return of post, as was her first novel. Since then she has written many books, most of which have been translated into several languages. Rosalind Laker is married to a Norwegian, and spends much of her time in Norway, where they have restored a 400-year-old cottage.
Release date Australia
December 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Large type / large print edition
Severn House Large Print Books
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