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Jean Zimmerman was born in Tarrytown, New York. An honors graduate of Barnard College, she is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age Romance and The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty. She lives in Ossining, New York.
It was a great book. But it was not the"witch hunt mystery" that I thought it would be. This is a great read if you enjoy historical detail. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Ashley Meyer
There are many plot lines throughout this book. I got as I wanted to learn of the early history of NYC. However, a major plot throughout involves the murder of children. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amy Berning
Sort of creepy but written well. Solid historical fiction. You feel as if you are there. Characters are well developed.Published 2 months ago by Kristine S. Hansbery
Orphans are disappearing throughout New Amsterdam. And who do the colonists blame? An Indian demon.
I wanted to like this book much more than I ended up liking it. Read more
This was the last book in the fiction section of a small branch library near the author’s hometown of Tarrytown, just north of Manhattan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian Probert
Impeccable research and period characters who are entirely believable set in their own expertly drawn place and time--in short, a genuine historical novel--if a bloody-minded one. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Juliet Waldron
Riveting novel. I had no clue of the children's plight during this time in history! I may read it again.Published 5 months ago by emrey