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’s discovery of family papers and her love of Spanish literature and history inspired her novel The Lines Between Us, which explores the repercussions of family secrets and of the ways we attempt to reveal ourselves.


Praise for Rebecca

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

Filled with unique characters, exquisite details, and intriguing family secrets.

—Jill G. Hall, author of The Black Velvet Coat

The rhythms of these women's lives are sure to resonate with readers.


Set me down in 17th century Spain and showed me real life, real love, and real pain and risk-taking.

—Ana Brazil, author of Fanny Newcomb and The Irish Channel Ripper

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

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