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Summary The Chrysalis

Egins to believe that Hilda’s tragic family story might be than just heartbreaking it might be true And the man she’s come to love might not be who she thought he was at allSpanning centuries and continents The Chrysalis is a brilliant intelligent fast paced thriller that melds art and history into a provocative work of fiction From the underground Catholicism in seventeenth century Holland to the unspeakable crimes of the Nazis and the repercussions that reverberate to this day throughout the art world Heather Terrell has created a fascinating story that will entrance readers to the very last pag Ms Terrell s first this is a very good read The young lawyer striving to make partner draws an art auction house as a client The client is being sued by the elderly daughter of a Holocaust victim whose art collection was taken by the Nazi s The young lawyer does her best for her client but discovers something is not uite Kosher about the auction house s claim Added to that she s been seduced by the auction house manager who s a former college art classmate that she was attracted to back then Much suspense ensues I look forward to her next book The Map Thief which again has her tracking down art in what I m sure will be a most suspenseful way

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The Chrysalis

Haarlem Holland seventeenth century The city’s chief magistrate commissions a family portrait from Dutch master painter Johannes Miereveld But when the artist sees the magistrate’s daughter Amalia an illicit love affair begins Miereveld creates a captivating masterpiece The Chrysalis a stunning portrait of the Virgin Mary full of Catholic symbols that outrages his Protestant patron and signals the death of his careerNew York present day Mara Coyne is one high profile case away from making partner at her powerful Manhattan law firm and now the client that is sure to seal the deal has fallen into he The story is really about a young aggressive attorney Mara who is assigned a case involving WWII Nazi stolen art The story starts out like fairly stereotypical romance novelbut then takes some twists I wanted to give it a higher rating but much of the book was a little formulated I understand it was her first book I liked Brigid of Kildare far better Would try some other of her books Her topics I find interesting involving characters searching out historical mysteries

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R lap The prestigious Beazley’s auction house is about to sell a lost masterwork The Chrysalis in an auction that is destined to become legendary Standing in the way however is the shocking accusation that the painting belongs not to Beazley’s client but to Hilda Baum the daughter of a Dutch collector who lost his paintings and his life to the NazisThe case brings an unexpected surprise when Mara discovers that Beazley’s in house attorney is Michael Roarke a man for whom she once had an intense attraction But the same skills that make her a brilliant litigator also make Mara suspicious and she b Ideal reading for a long airplane ride The book covers three time periods the 1600 when a young boy is making his way in a Holland that is devided along religious lines This mother is Catholic while his father is a Calvinist Later when his mother dies he returns to that faith that initially was why his father removed him from the home to live with a master painter His painting is beloved by Erich Baum who during the Nazi era is identified as Jewish due to a grandfather but his is a plot to take his paintings So we hve the whole matters of stealing art from a people during that era We are also in the present as Hilda Baum wants possession of the painting that she grew up with since she has no family and her parents died in a concentration camp We also have the present when Mara and attorney is representing the firm that auctions painting to keep their reputation In the process she rekindling a friendship with a member of the auction firm who she knew as undergraduates Their lives when different ways but the connections is manufactered in many ways but they have romance Mara knows the risks of involvement with a client but she slowly discovers that Michael is very much a part of the problema His uncle had been involved with a practice of forging names on documents to mask that art works were stolen and sold by criminals There are important friendships with women and of course as the truth emerges Michael become violent The book raises uestions about justice on many levels


10 thoughts on “The Chrysalis

  1. says:

    This one has a lot of buzz going for it Fortunately the buzz doesn't entirely rely on the Da Vinci Codeness of the book While it has the same art as clue premise the action takes place in 1600s Holland Nazi Germany and the present day The search for the provenance of The Chrysalis a painting has fun twists and

  2. says:

    The story is really about a young aggressive attorney Mara who is assigned a case involving WWII Nazi stolen art The story starts out like fairly stereotypical romance novelbut then takes some twists I wanted to give it a higher rating but much of the book was a little formulated I understand it was her first book I liked Brigid of Kildare fa

  3. says:

    When Mara Coyne is hired by a prestigious auction house to defend the legal ownership of a 17th century painting of the Virgin Mary from the c

  4. says:

    The book weaves present time story of a law case involving a painting stolen during WWII and the 17th century story of a painter who created the paintingMara Coyne a lawyer takes a case involving The Chrysalis’s provenance “Provenance is the history of ownership of a prized object” As the prestigious Beasley’s auc

  5. says:

    Ideal reading for a long airplane ride The book covers three time periods the 1600 when a young boy is making h

  6. says:

    I chose this book because its subject matter piued my interest Who rightly owns a painting of uestionable provena

  7. says:

    25 STARSHaarlem Holland seventeenth century The city’s chief magistrate commissions a family portrait from Dutch master painter Johannes Mie

  8. says:

    The premise was interesting three ideas that hooked me into the subject; art; history; and the theft of art by the Nazis I began the book with much anticipation Unfortunately the writing was a bit over blown at times but the thing that really put me off; and finally made me leave the book at the last moment Last chapter

  9. says:

    Ms Terrell's first this is a very good read The young lawyer striving to make partner draws an art auction house as a cli

  10. says:

    This book was ok not one that I would recommend to scads of others though It was interesting but not enough to get swept off my feet It was intriguing but not enough to really peak my interest and never put the book down But it was not a bad read otherwise I generally like a story with a fine art slant I do get a little tired of the lawyer thing that's wrapped into the story along with it It's been over used