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Women’s fiction, Historical romance fiction

Date Published: August 30, 2022


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The Inspector’s Daughter and The Maid is a moving and delightful blend of
historical and speculative romance fiction.

The foundations of traditional structures reveal themselves to be no longer
stone, but sand, and in the hearts of the Inspector’s Daughter and the Maid
some natural ease gets broken, and their trust in a promising future loses
its innocence

In the severance of winds, beyond their wildest dreams, possibilities are

Which one will win the heart of the wealthy merchant’s son – the Music



It’s the city of Delft, the capital of the Dutch Republic, sometime
in the mid-17th century. Nowhere in Delft is far from water. It’s a
small city of canals, overflowing with humanity that ripples over a few
acres and out the city gates into the low-lying farmland and to Oospoort,
the city’s opening to the North Sea and to the world. To place it, a
brisk morning’s walk will get you north to Hague, the centre of the
Netherland’s government and courts. It’s a carriage ride to
Amsterdam. The Reformation and a changed Christian practice may have been
the instigator. But the foundations of traditional structures, of not only
religion, but consequently, also of community and family, revealed
themselves to be no longer stone, but sand. If this crumbling and the
confusion it caused wasn’t happening, the Inspector’s Daughter
and the Maid’s story may never have been told. The society, however,
was not infrangible, and these juffrouwen were ripe. The social changes that
were birthing, sprung from mindfulness towards humanity. Small incremental
steps. No giant leaps. That’s what was best for the greater good.
Seeds that consequence stories can be planted by previous generations, and,
indeed, such is the case here. The mother of one of the girls was the
progenitor. Thus, the story begins with he r.


About the Author

Marlene Cheng is a Maincrest Media and a Book Excellence award-winning
author of women’s fiction. Her books are about the relationships that define
women’s lives–romance, friendship, and family. Marlene is a keen observer
of how people think and feel, and she writes lyrical, uplifting, and
emotionally rich stories.

What is being said: “Today’s best up-and-coming fiction
writer.”–Publishers Daily Reviews. “Marlene writes with great
facility. Her writing is intelligent: her prose is poetic.”–Dr. David
Yeung MBBS FRCPC (certified psychiatrist). “A fantastic journey that
takes readers to the innermost corners of the human heart.”–Reader’s

Marlene was prairie-born, farm-raised, and now lives among the old-growth
pine and cedar, overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the West Coast of


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