The New Worlds of Isabela Calderón

Sequel to The Seventh Etching

by Judith K. White



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/8/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 430
ISBN : 9781491732328
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 430
ISBN : 9781491732311
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 430
ISBN : 9781491732304

About the Book

After surviving a shipwreck and finding her way to Golden Age Amsterdam, beautiful and clever but naive Isabela Calderón returns to her 17th-century Spanish village at age seventeen to fulfill the destiny her deceased father set in motion at her birth. When she finds her beloved childhood home altered and life with her husband unbearable, Isabela seeks solace from a healer cook, a mysterious, erudite tailor of unknown origin, and her husband’s long-term mistress who hides a threatening secret. Isolated and distraught when illness and the Inquisition destroy these precious friendships, she again sets sail - this time with her two children - to the New World towns of San Agustín and New Amsterdam. While serving as a language interpreter in a dingy jail cell, she reconnects with the engaging and attentive Dutch artist, Pieter Hals, with whom she spent a memorable evening a decade earlier. At the time she was suddenly wrenched away from the Amsterdam orphans in her care, Pieter had begun painting her portrait. Now when the possibility of a renewed and joyful relationship looms, while the unfinished youthful portrait beckons from its attic perch across the sea in Amsterdam, obstacles and self-doubt continue to block Isabela’s path to self-fulfillment and happiness.

About the Author

After earning degrees from Oberlin College and Ohio State University, Judith K. White spent extended periods in Latin America, Amsterdam and Boston. She is fluent in French and Spanish and conversant in Dutch. Her careers span linguist, educator, entrepreneur and nonprofit fundraiser. The New Worlds of Isabela Calderón is her second novel and sequel to The Seventh Etching. She is currently writing the third novel of Amsterdam Trilogy plus Life in a Plastic Pouch: A Tale of Romance, Stem Cells and Rebirth. Judith lives with her husband in the Boston area and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.