Thank you, Nancy, for inviting me to share my new upcoming release in the Out of Time Series on your fabulous blog site. The Girl Who Adored Rembrandt is up for preorder on Amazon Kindle for $.99. This third book in my Amazon #1 bestselling series will publish on September 1, 2020, and join The Girl Who Knew da Vinci and The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio, chronicling the adventures of my psychic art historian, Angela Renatus and her art detective fiancé, Alex Caine. If you love time-travel, romance, thrillers, suspense, women’s fiction, or historical fiction, this is your summer read, or fall, winter, spring read for that matter.
Here’s the blurb for my romantic thriller The Girl Who Adored Rembrandt:
A frightening premonition of the theft of a
priceless Rembrandt family portrait pulls psychic art historian, Angela
Renatus, on a hunt to uncover the truth about the masterpiece. Sensing a
connection to the great master himself, Angela fears that another of her doomed
past lives with her fiancé Alex Caine will reveal itself to her. And with that
revelation comes the possible threat of losing Alex in this lifetime.
A former Navy SEAL turned private investigator of stolen art—Alex never backs down from a fight. When the FBI comes calling for Angela’s help to track down the powerful drug lord who masterminded the theft, Alex is determined to keep her safe. Angela is equally determined to unravel her visions about Rembrandt and the stolen painting—haunting visions about a long-buried secret in the Rembrandt family. A secret that could alter the course of her life…
And welcome to the excerpt:
October 12, 1662
“How dare those pompous ignoramuses return the painting! What do they know of art? Nothing!”
Hendrickje Stoffels jumped as a plate flew past her ears, smashing against the wood cabinet. She ran to her daughter, Cornelia, and swept her up in her arms.
“Vader, no,” the weeping child pleaded.
“It’s all right, Neeltje,” Hendrickje smoothed her daughter’s golden curls over her shoulder and kissed her cheek.
“The pandering vetzaks! Fat bags!” Rembrandt van Rijn raged, his voice shaking the rafters of the house. Neeltje clung to Hendrickje, her legs wrapped tight around her waist. Hendrickje prayed the painter’s venting would appease his temper and curb his assault on her good plates, or soon there would be nothing left to eat on.
She knew well it was better to let the bitter tirade run its course. What bothered her was seeing their eight-year-old daughter frightened to death by her father’s outburst.
“Those Godverdomme zakkenwassers, their taste is in their klootzakken!”
“Rembrandt, enough! Think of Neeltje!” She covered the child’s ears. Referring to the governors of Amsterdam as goddamn pocket-washers and assholes was not appropriate language for a child, nor was it going to solve the problem. What if Neeltje repeated it in front of a patron? Mijn God, the trouble would certainly rain down on them.
Rembrandt’s mouth clamped shut into a thin line. His hands fisted on his hips, and he glared at her. Her gaze dropped to the floor, where a massive rolled canvas filled the length of the room.
“What has happened?” The realization beginning to dawn on her.
“What has happened?” he repeated in a furious whisper. “What has happened is those idiots have returned The Oath-Swearing of Claudius Civilis, a painting, as you well know, I worked on for two years! It hung in the Town Hall for two weeks, and now they have sent it back without so much as a guilder for my trouble.”
Hendrickje covered her mouth to hold back the bile that rose in her throat.
It was a disaster.
They needed this commission—desperately. “What will you do?”
More About Belle Ami
#1 Amazon Bestselling author Belle Ami writes intriguing romantic/suspense/thrillers with a touch of sensual heat. A self-confessed news junky, she loves to create cutting-edge stories about politics, espionage, and redemptive love. Her multi award winning Out of Time Series includes:
The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci (Out of Time series book 1)- 2019 RAVEN Award Winner Romance/Suspense and 1st Runner up RONE Award Audiobook).
The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio is the second book in Belle’s highly acclaimed Out of Time series thriller series with a supernatural twist. Book Excellence Award Winner Mystery, and 2020 RONE finalist, and 2020 RAVEN Award Finalist.
Belle is the author of The Only One Series which includes The One, The One and More and One More Time is Not Enough.
She is also the author of The Tip of the Spear Series, a compelling romantic suspense espionage series which includes the highly rated Escape and Vengeance (2019 Readers’ Favorite Award Gold Medal Winner in Thriller/Espionage. The third book is Ransom & the fourth book Exposed will be published 2020.
Belle is a Kathryn McBride scholar of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Her passions include hiking, boxing, skiing, spinning, cooking and of course, writing.
She lives in Southern California with her husband, two children, a horse named Cindy Crawford, and her brilliant Chihuahua, Giorgio Armani.
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