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Set in 1637 Holland at the height of the Dutch tulip mania, a flower girl in love with her mistress must decide whether or not to dupe her beloved’s father by selling him a false Semper Augustus bulb, the most valuable tulip of its time, in order to save herself and her brother.
Expected publication: 2019 by Flatiron Books

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⚔ Silvia ⚓
Jul 06, 2017 marked it as to-read
It's Mackenzi Lee, of fucking course I'll read it.

But also: historical queer girls?? Sign me the fuck up I say
Rachael
Nov 03, 2017 marked it as desperately-waiting-for
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
so I added this months ago and was desperate for it and now I realize THIS IS MACKENZI LEE'S BOOK.... IM GOING TO PHYSICALLY IMPLODE AT THIS VERY SECOND

this concept was already so flawless and beautiful and INTERESTING and then my favorite gay historical fiction author is writing it like. holy shit
destiny ☠ howling libraries
Mackenzi Lee? Queer girls? Hist-fic?

*explodes*
Julia
Aug 25, 2016 marked it as to-read-later
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Historical Fiction? Gender Identity? Dutch Tulipomania?
First Tulip Fever with Alicia Vikander and now this?
McKelle George
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read an early copy, and even then: all the stars, all the awards, all the accolades. I adore this book.
Stina
Jul 30, 2017 marked it as to-read
Since I've unofficially declared Mackenzi Lee my new bae, I feel inclined to tell people HOW FUCKING AWESOME THIS SOUNDS TOO.

Gimme. Gimme it. Gimme now.
Izzy
Aug 27, 2017 marked it as to-be-released
dutch lesbians in the 17th century? with flowers?

THANK YOU JESUS MY LORD AND SAVIOUR
Mic
want. Want. WANT.

Sabrina Grafenberger
Dec 31, 2017 marked it as to-read
Historical fiction? Queer girls? I can't wait!
milou ☕✨
Set in Holland, a lesbian relationship and involves Tulips? Count me in!
Honestly the synopsis sounds very promising and it's Mackenzi Lee so we know this is going to be incredible. The downside is that this won't be released till 2019 and I don't know how patient I truly am.
Laura
Nov 10, 2017 marked it as to-be-released
This is set in the Netherlands. I live there. Of course I’ll read this. 😊😊😊
Anniek ☄
Jan 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
I literally just SCREAMED when I saw this!! A historical queer YA set in MY COUNTRY?!?!?!? AAAAHHH I CAN'T WAIT
2 MORE YEARS!?!?!
Lulu (the library leopard)
To say that I'm excited for this would be a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT
Kat
Mar 10, 2018 marked it as to-read
QUEER GIRL.
IN THE NETHERLANDS.

SIGN ME THE F UP.

I feel like Mackenzi Lee is spoiling us with so many awesomeness and I'm just grateful af
Jey
Feb 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Historical fiction with queer girls AND written by the amazing Mackenzi Lee ?? Sign me the f* up!
Mekiah Johnson
I've got some Dutch in my blood, and in my family, one of my family members immigrated from Holland all the way over to America, and I have never heard of a Young Adult book about Holland, so I will give this one a try.
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Oct 21, 2017 marked it as to-read
A historical story with queer ladies set in my own country? Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Heck yeah I want to read this!
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Rose
Jul 30, 2017 marked it as to-read
Since I'm Dutch and love tulips, I HAVE to read this.
Mikaela
This sounds so awesome I genuinely am concerned for how I will cope with waiting until 2019
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Apr 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
A ya book, set in MY COUNTRY? Hell yes.
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Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the historical fantasy novels THIS MONSTROUS THING and THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE (HarperCollins), as well as the forthcoming THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY and SEMPER AUGUSTUS (coming in 2019 from Flatiron/Macmillan). ...more
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