Mina stands up for animals. But can she stand up to her parents' murderer?
"Uncannily believable" --Historical Novel Society
Brave orphan Mina dreams of becoming a great scientist, even though she's just a beginner.
But when her parents' murderer escapes from prison and threatens to kill again, she must make the terrifying leap from apprentice to master sooner than planned--if she wants to survive.
Book 1 of The Naturalist combines historical fantasy with thrilling adventure and a touch of Renaissance romance.
Characters include historical figures from 17th-century Holland, such as Christiaan Huygens and Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange.