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1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Heather Terrell Narrator: Timothi Jane Graham, Jane Timothi Graham Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9780739344132
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Haarlem, Holland, seventeenth century: The city’s chief magistrate commissions a family portrait from Dutch master painter Johannes Miereveld. But when the artist sees the magistrate’s daughter, Amalia, an illicit love affair begins, and Miereveld creates a captivating masterpiece, The Chrysalis.

New York, present day: Mara Coyne is one high-profile case away from making partner at her powerful Manhattan law firm, and now the client that is sure to seal the deal has fallen into her lap. The prestigious Beazley’s auction house is about to sell a lost masterwork, The Chrysalis, in an auction that is destined to become legendary. Standing in the way, however, is the shocking accusation that the painting belongs not to Beazley’s client but to Hilda Baum, the daughter of a Dutch collector who lost his paintings–and his life–to the Nazis.

Spanning centuries and continents, THE CHRYSALIS is a brilliant, intelligent, fast-paced thriller that melds art and history into a provocative work of fiction. Heather Terrell has created a fascinating story that will entrance listeners to the very last word. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 9/3/2010

    " I was not impressed with this book. The characters were boring and there was very little action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/4/2010

    " Consider it the progeny of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and Geraldine Brookes' People of the Book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MomBabe | 8/14/2009

    " Fast, easy read. Perfect for a beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 7/23/2009

    " An interesting fast-paced book. Good plot and very good research. Sometimes wordy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/11/2009

    " A fast-paced lawyer novel about a painting, the family that owned it, the lawyer who is trying to protect it, and the Dutch painter in the 1600's who painted it. The separate plots are so tightly woven together that it would be impossible to tell one story without the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/22/2009

    " part historical novel; part nazie art thefts; part modern day legal thriller. Terrell combine them all in this well-written first novel. a really good first novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/24/2009

    " The story was good, but the writing was way too flowery for my taste. A bit predictable. An easy read, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 12/1/2008

    " Try this one before The Map Thief. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erin | 10/11/2008

    " Though it deals with the interesting conundrum of the legality of returning Nazi confiscated artwork to original owners, the Chrysalis reads like a legal brief with a bit of obligatory romance and danger thrown in. The suspense just never truly builds.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 9/18/2008

    " A Dutch painting is the focus of this book which takes us back & forth in time from present day to WWII to the 17th century. I had a hard time with our heroine, a self-confident lawyer, who fell for an obvious scoundrel. For heaven's sake, woman! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaci | 9/9/2008

    " The author had a great premise but couldn't decide whether to write a mystery or a romance novel...the indecision was jarring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 4/24/2008

    " I liked how there were three storys in one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 4/21/2008

    " A mystery of a painting that you follow through time. There isn't any time travel, just history and mystery of a painting that is going up for auction. A quick read and very interesting. "

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About the Author
Author Heather Terrell

Heather Terrell worked as a commercial litigator in New York City for over ten years before trying her hand at writing. After publishing three historical novels—The ChrysalisThe Map Thief, and Brigid of Kildare—she turned her attention to the realm of young adults. Terrell is also the author of the acclaimed Fallen Angel series. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.