The House of Fortune : A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick from the Author of The Miniaturist
Author: Burton, Jessie Published 07/07/2022 | Hardback
146 x 222 x 40 | 518g
The Sunday Times No.1 BestsellerThe sequel to Jessie Burtonâ€™s million-copy bestseller The Miniaturist, The House of Fortune returns to Nella’s mysterious family in historic 18th-century Amsterdam for a story of fate and fortune.
â€˜Elegant, atmospheric, compelling. I absolutely loved itâ€™ – Marian Keyes, author of Again, Rachelâ€˜A book of beauty and insight . . . awe-inspiring. Burton is a master storytellerâ€™ – Elizabeth Day, author of Magpie1705. In the golden city of Amsterdam Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the cityâ€™s theatre, the love of her life awaits her, but at home all is not well â€“ her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, and the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat. On Theaâ€™s birthday, also the day that her mother died, the secrets of the past begin to overwhelm the present.
Nella is desperate to save the family and maintain appearances, to find Thea a husband who will guarantee her future, and when they receive an invitation to Amsterdamâ€™s most exclusive ball, she is overjoyed â€“ perhaps this will set their fortunes straight.
But, as Thea discovers new miniatures, Nellaâ€™s fears are realized. Eighteen years after she first entered the familyâ€™s life, the miniaturist may have plans of her own . . .
The House of Fortune is a glorious, sweeping story of ambition, secrets and dreams, and one young womanâ€™s determination to rule her own destiny.