(From the publisher):
It is the autumn of 1636. As tulip fever sweeps Amsterdam and Europe's fortunes rise and fall with the promise of the New World, the Windjammer family suffers the loss of its entire trading fleet and faces certain ruin. Soon the responsibility falls to Adam, young heir to the once mighty House of Windjammer, to save his family’s home, fortune, and reputation. Besieged on all sides, he tries to protect his mother and sisters from the predatory clutches of the evil banker Van Helsen and the incompetence of his inept and greedy uncle Augustus. Hope is scarce, as it seems all of Amsterdam wishes to see the Windjammer name fall into disgrace.
Adam has only one chance to save his family’s fortune, but he must take great risks and deal with men who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Will the end of one era be the beginning of a new one for Adam Windjammer?
Original title: The House of Windjammer
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Netherlands & Low Countries