About The Map Colorist
In 1660 Amsterdam, Anneke wants to do more than just color maps, but cartography is the domain of men. Her goal is in sight, but family secrets, infidelity, and murder threaten her dream. Will her map withstand these catastrophes, or will it be forever lost?
Rebecca writes about seventeenth-century women forging a different path. Her works of historical fiction illustrate not just what was, but what might have been.
Early Praise for The Map Colorist
I’d highly recommend it for literary fiction fans looking for accomplished writing that also has a fast-paced, engaging plot.
A novel of thwarted ambitions, unusual twists and turns fueled by secrets and lies.
- Michelle Cameron, author of The Fruit of Her Hands, Beyond the Ghetto Gates and Babylon
You will hold your breath all the way to the end before you know if love and family can prevail.
- Linda Ulleseit, author of Under the Almond Trees, The Aloha Spirit, and The River Remembers
An emotionally resonant portrait of the artist as a young woman.
- Kirkus Reviews
A well-researched, entrancing novel that will charm lovers of The Girl With the Pearl Earring and The Miniaturist.
- Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Blue and The Fugitive Colors
D’Harlingue’s narrative prowess shines as she evokes empathy and investment in her beautifully fleshed out characters, along with their aspirations, triumphs, and tribulations.
- Literary Titan
Awards & Accolades
Independent Press Award 2021 – Winner in New Fiction and Distinguished Favorite in Historical Fiction
National Indie Excellence Awards 2021 – Finalist in Literary Fiction
CIBA Chaucer Book Award 2021 – Best in Category
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards 2020 – Finalist in Historical Fiction
International Book Awards 2020 – Finalist in Best New Fiction
Best Book Awards 2020 – Finalist in Best New Fiction