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The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan: A Novel of New Amsterdam

3.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When Mevrouw Jackie Lambert opens her New Amsterdam tavern in 1626, she jumps aboard a madcap ride through New York history. With a razor-sharp tongue and the tastiest beer on either side of the Atlantic, Jackie spurs the tiny Manhattan settlement toward a head-on collision with the tyrannical Dutchmen who rule it. Poison, blackmail, murder, all are fair game as she fends ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published January 24th 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
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Joy H.
Added 4/18/10 to "keep in mind" shelf.
("Mevrouw" is Dutch for "Madame", i.e., a wife).
In April 2015, I borrowed this book from our public library. I thought that the subject matter (the early settling of the Dutch in New York) would be interesting but after sampling the beginning of this book (around 35 pages), I found that I didn't like the writing style.

The story is told by the main character, Jaqueline. She has a hard-boiled attitude (which I guess is supposed to be humorous) and that turned
Barbara Cochrane
Sep 22, 2014 Barbara Cochrane rated it liked it
This tale of early Manhattan starts out as a really good story. The author, unfortunately, gets bogged down in unnecessary detail by the middle of the book and the story is dragging tiredly into the barn at the end.
I must say the history seems accurate, from other tomes I've read, and the tale is lively and interesting to start but gets mixed up with too much detail to keep up the pace. This is unfortunate as it really is a good story.
It starts in Amsterdam with an ambitious young girl who det
An historical fiction of the early days of Manhattan from 1624-1664 during the reigns of Kieft and Stuyversant. The history of the times and events are followed quite well and if you're looking to see how the early Dutch lived, this is a good read. Buy it from the New Netherlands Institute - it's cheaper than online bookstores and it supports their work translating early Dutch papers.
Sherry Cogburn
Mar 10, 2009 Sherry Cogburn rated it liked it
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The story of the Amsterdam immigrants who were the first to settle Manhattan. The bawdy wit of the beginning caught by interest and held me until the middle and ending which were pretty dry with not alot of excitement. Overall, I was glad to have learned about the New Amsterdamers.
Jul 09, 2013 Caryn rated it it was amazing
Fun, lively - witty historical fiction about a young Dutch immigrant to New Amsterdam. I especially enjoyed it as I was exploring my Dutch ancestry that dates to 1653 and Manhattan, but anyone with an interest in U.S. historical fiction or the history of New York should enjoy it.
Tim Brown
Jun 21, 2011 Tim Brown rated it liked it
A lively romp through colonial Dutch New Amsterdam that nicely bridges the era between that covered in Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage that Redrew the Map of the New World and 1676: The End of American Independence.
Evelina C
An original read with a very likable female character and her adventures in New Amsterdam during the 1600's. I'm suprised that this hasn't been a blip on anyone's radar.
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