From the bestselling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel this is the thrilling book behind the forthcoming film starring Oscar winners Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz and Dame Judi Dench. - Seventeenth-century Amsterdam - a city in the grip of tulip fever. Sophia´s husband Cornelis is one of the lucky ones grown rich from this exotic new flower. To celebrate, he commissions a talented young artist to paint him with his beautiful young bride. But as the portrait grows, so does the passion between Sophia and the painter; and ambitions, desires and dreams breed an intricate deception and a reckless gamble.