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 off threats to the family she yearned for growing up as an orphan. And when pegleg Peter Stuyvesant would rather destroy the town than surrender his honor, Jackie must take history into her own hands or lose everything she has spent a lifetime building.
|Publisher:||Manhattan View Press|
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About the Author
Bill Greer has spent much of his working life in what was once the heart of New Amsterdam and lives in a gaslight-era Brooklyn brownstone. His careers have ranged from Wall Street consultant to Internet entrepreneur and travel writer. He is the founder of the early Internet era’s leading community for outdoor adventure and travel, GORP.com. He serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the New Netherland Institute, a membership organization supporting research and education in Dutch-American history. Visit him online at Bill’s Brownstone for more on Mevrouw’s world and old New York.