Returning to the magical Amsterdam of her million-copy bestseller The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton's The House of Fortune is a story of love, fate, and two women determined to make their own way.
A woman must make her own fate . . .
1705, Amsterdam. Thea Brandt is about to turn eighteen, and at the theatre in the heart of the city she has met the love of her life. At home, however, her family faces ruin. Desperate to change their fortunes, Thea’s aunt Nella is convinced that she must find Thea a wealthy husband, to get her away from the theatre and solidify her place in the society in which she truly belongs.
As Thea and Nella clash over the demands of duty and the heart, past secrets begin to overwhelm their present. And then there is the elusive miniaturist – when mysterious figurines begin to arrive on the family doorstep, it seems someone may have unexpected plans for Thea's family . . .
Will each woman be able to rescue her destiny from the whims of fortune?
Clever and satisfying . . . Burton is an acute observer . . . A worthy sequel, mature and thoughtful ― Guardian
Satisfying . . . a moving celebration of the possibilities for change and regeneration in life ― Sunday Times
A joyous read: compassionate, wise and fabulously immersive . . . a beguiling, tender sequel . . . Brilliant ― i
A more than worthy sequel to The Miniaturist. Elegant, atmospheric, compelling. I absolutely loved it -- Marian Keyes
A book of beauty and insight . . . awe-inspiring. Burton is a master storyteller . . . I felt I could see, smell, live and breathe every page . . . a delight for anyone who is about to read it -- Elizabeth Day, bestselling author of The Party and Magpie
Sumptuous, elegant and atmospheric ― Prima
The most beautiful book you'll read this year. A spectacular achievement . . . [it] will break your heart and put it back together again . . . Shining, sinuous, truly a marvel -- Kate Williams
Elegant historical suspense ― Grazia
Returning to the world of her bestselling The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton’s tale of a curious young woman in 18th-century Amsterdam finds her at the top of her game ― Observer
A satisfying, page-turning romp with a heroine to root for ― Sunday Express
Beautifully crafted and brimming with historical detail ― Sunday Post
Fans of The Miniaturist are in for a treat with this sequel ― Red
The mysterious writing draws in any curious reader ― The Herald
About the Author
Jessie Burton is the author of the Sunday Times number one and New York Times bestsellers The Miniaturist and The Muse, the Sunday Times bestseller The Confession, The House of Fortune, and the children’s books The Restless Girls and Medusa. In its year of publication The Miniaturist sold over a million copies worldwide, and in 2017 it was adapted into a major TV series for BBC One. Her novels have been translated into forty languages, and she is a regular essay writer for newspapers and magazines. She lives in London.