In 1660 Amsterdam,
a young woman creates a map.
Will it survive the threats
from family secrets, infidelity, and murder?


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?

About Rebecca

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.


Awards & Accolades for The Map Colorist

Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2024 - Winner in Historical Fiction

Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) 2024 - Bronze Medal in Historical Fiction

National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) - Finalist in Historical Fiction

Best Book Award 2023 – Finalist in Fiction: Literary

American Fiction Award 2023 - Finalist in Historical Fiction

Sarton Women's Book Award - Finalist in Historical Fiction

Chanticleer International Book Award - Finalist in Chaucer Award

Independent Press Award - Distinguished Favorite in Historical Fiction

Firebird Award - Winner in Historical Fiction and in Literary Fiction

Literary Titan Award - Gold Book Award

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.

—Readers' Favorites

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

In 1660, a young girl flees Madrid.
In 1992, a St. Louis woman discovers why.

Awards & Accolades for The Lines Between Us

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