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The Miniaturist - Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist
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There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed ...On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt,... show more
There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed ...On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, but instead she is met by his sharp-tongued sister, Marin. Only later does Johannes appear and present her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in unexpected ways ...Nella is at first mystified by the closed world of the Brandt household, but as she uncovers its secrets she realizes the escalating dangers that await them all. Does the miniaturist hold their fate in her hands? And will she be the key to their salvation or the architect of their downfall? Beautiful, intoxicating and filled with heart-pounding suspense, The Miniaturist is a magnificent story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062306814 (0062306812)
ASIN: 0062306812
Publisher: Ecco
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Bark's Book Reviews
Bark's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Historical fiction isn’t my typical genre but we chose this one for our local book group because it sounded mysterious. And boy was it ever mysterious! It wasn’t perfect but it was full of darkness and secrets that come back to haunt and those are always my favorite things to read.Set in Amsterdam w...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it
2.0 The Miniaturist
Full review on my blog, Caffeinated Bibliophile.I went into this with fairly high expectations, but unfortunately I wasn’t as enthralled as many people seem to be.I found most of the characters difficult to like or sympathize with, and I only really liked Cornelia and Hanna. Johannes was a character...
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
3.0 The Miniaturist
In 1600s Amsterdam, Nella agrees to marry a rich merchant. She looks forward to living in the city and being a wife and mother. However, when she gets to Amsterdam, she discovers that her husband wants nothing to do with her. He’s rarely home, and he leaves Nella in the care of his ultra-religious s...
Roving Book Club
Roving Book Club rated it
3.0 The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Read by Kim A - Story of 19 year old Nella sent to Holland to be married to a wealthy gay merchant. Taboos and secrets throughout the family. The miniaturist of the title is sending eerily accurate and prescient items for Nella's wedding gift - a replica of their home. Nella holds the family togethe...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
4.0 Fascinating but not entirly satisfying
The book starts with the funeral of an unnamed but, according to the narrator, unpopular person as observed by an unnamed woman who, after other attendees have left, leaves a miniature of a house at the grave before deciding she has to leave. When the story proper start it is 1686, about three mon...
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