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ISBN:
0891902295
Author:
Norah Lofts
Category:
Fantasy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Amereon Ltd (May 1, 1989)
Pages:
368 pages
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1927 kb
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1462 kb
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1241 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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725


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Dutch spice merchant Evert Haan remembers his longing for a bride of quality when he learns that Annabet.

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com User, January 10, 2005. This is a work of romantic historical fiction about the spice island of Banda in the then Dutch East Indies and the Dutch spice princes who, having enslaved its native population, inhabited it, making a fortune from nutmeg.

I love Norah Lofts but the end of this book made me feel like burning it, normally a sacrilege to me.

Silver Nutmeg is a big, booming novel of action and adventure in the. I love Norah Lofts but the end of this book made me feel like burning it, normally a sacrilege to me. What a waste of time and energy. Nov 20, 2009 Jennifer Conner marked it as to-read. Silver Nutmeg by Norah Lofts (1947).

Norah Lofts, née Norah Ethel Robinson, (27 August 1904 – 10 September 1983) was a 20th-century best-selling British author. She wrote more than fifty books specialising in historical fiction, but she also wrote non-fiction and short stories. Many of her novels, including her Suffolk Trilogy, follow the history of specific houses and their residents over several generations.

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AbeBooks Silver Nutmeg. Published by The Book Club, 1948. Used Condition: Good Hardcover.

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Synopsis: In the seventeeth century exiled Hollanders, going to far Pacific islands, made vast fortunes raising and selling nutmegs. It was a closely guarded monopoly, eyed with jealousy by the English and with hatred by the native slaves of the Dutch

Synopsis: In the seventeeth century exiled Hollanders, going to far Pacific islands, made vast fortunes raising and selling nutmegs. It was a closely guarded monopoly, eyed with jealousy by the English and with hatred by the native slaves of the Dutch. Evert Haan, grown wealthy on black-market trading, sent to Holland for Annabet.

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  • Vishura
Although not one of her best, it's still good reading. I have read many of Norah Lofts' historical novels and several are among my all time favorites.
  • Jube
Enjoyed the book
  • Gavikelv
This is a work of romantic historical fiction about the spice island of Banda in the then Dutch East Indies and the Dutch spice princes who, having enslaved its native population, inhabited it, making a fortune from nutmeg. This is the story of one such spice prince, Evert Haan, a handsome and single-minded man, who rose from his obscure, impoverished Dutch origins, to become master of all he surveyed and incredibly rich. Living like an eastern potentate, all he lacked was a suitable and beautiful Dutch bride to grace his home, his table, and his bed.

When his half-brother, Piet Odshoorn, a ship's captain having business on Banda, regales Evert with the story of how a fine Dutch family of Evert's childhood, the van Goens, has become impoverished, Evert is all ears. It appears that the van Goens' patriarch, having committed suicide after an unfortunate business venture, has left his family to fend for itself. When Piet remarks upon the beauty of one of its daughters, Annabet, Evan quickly decides that she is to be his bride and entrusts Piet with the unenviable task of arranging a glove marriage.

When Piet returns to his native Holland, he reluctantly goes to pay his respects to the van Goens and execute his mission. To his immense surprise, Piet later finds the proposal accepted on behalf of Annabet by Mevrouw van Goens, the matriarch of the family. On the day that the proposal is accepted, he meets Annabet and discovers why the proposal had been accepted with such alacrity. It seems that Annabet's looks have been fearfully ravaged by illness. There is simply nothing left of her beauty.

When Annabet arrives in Banda, she finds herself immediately rejected by the astonished Evert. In fact, Evert immediately sets out to rid himself of her by any means necessary, consulting with the wily Shal Ahmi. Leaving his problem in the hands of Shal Ahmi, Evert leaves Banda, planning to return after what he believes will be Annabet's murder. Instead, upon his return, he finds a beautiful, newly restored Annabet and promptly falls in love. Yet, Annabet, in the interim, has managed to give her heart to a dashing young Irishman, Christy Ayrton, a man with whom her husband conducts some illicit business.

Still, Annabet tries to be a good wife to Evert, who senses that, while he may have possession of her body, he does not have her heart, causing him be become wild with jealousy. In the meantime, the Island of Banda abounds with intrigue, as conflicts arise between the English and the Dutch over the precious nutmeg. This results in heightened hostilities that ultimately lead to battle and a conflagration and native uprising that threaten to consume the Island. Annabet finds herself at a cross-road, caught in the cross-hairs of Shal Ahmi. Not even he, however, could divine what the fates had in store.

This is an intriguing work of romantic historical fiction by renowned author, Norah Lofts. Those who enjoy the romantic historical fiction genre will like this book. This is a book fans of Ms. Lofts will enjoy. It will also appeal to whose who like books by authors Victoria Holt and Anya Seton, as there is a certain amount of suspense intrinsic to this book. All in all, this is a well-written work of romantic historical fiction with a somewhat unexpected ending.
  • Ricep
I had read this book a long time ago and when recently reading a non-fiction account of the East Indies nutmeg trade I remembered it. But styles of fiction have changed since it was written in 1948, and I found it hard going. The amount of information given in the beginning was not overwhelming, and the characters were sketched out and their motives explained. So far so good. But the story boggled along, dragged down by a recounting of every thought that went through a character's head, and on and on it went...until the thread of the story was lost.

In addition, no information was given about the nutmegs! No nutmeg plantations were visited, no background on the spice trade, nothing about the draconian rules to keep the nutmegs from being smuggled out. In short, I didn't learn anything about nutmegs, one of the main reasons I was reading it!

It also had the outmoded romantic gimmick of having a character fall madly in love with a stranger they only spent 2 hours with, and then shape their life-and-death behavior and decisions on that memory.

This one begs for an updated version of itself. Pleasant enough if you have plenty of time to stroll through it, but don't expect anything exciting. At least it did not have a sappy happy ending, though. That would have been unrealistic.
  • Jogas
There *is* a children's book called Silver Nutmeg, but this isn't it. This one is a historical novel about a young bride heading off to Java for an arranged marriage and her life settling in there, including a doomed romance. It's well enough written if not particularly gripping -- and definitely not for those who like a happy ending...
  • Boyn
This book is great for older children and even adults! It is an enthralling story about a young boy and girl. It teaches respect for other people's points of view.
  • Jerinovir
Nice read.