Welcome to Feature Friday
It's a warm space to a highlight a book coming soon which is on my radar
and one I am looking forward to reading
The sequel to Jessie Burton’s million-copy bestseller The Miniaturist.
In the golden city of Amsterdam, in 1705, Thea Brandt is turning eighteen, and she is ready to welcome adulthood with open arms. At the city’s theatre, Walter, the love of her life, awaits her, but at home in the house on the Herengracht, all is not well – her father Otto and Aunt Nella argue endlessly, and the Brandt family are selling their furniture in order to eat. On Thea’s birthday, also the day that her mother Marin died, the secrets from 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 Amsterdam’s most exclusive ball, she is overjoyed – perhaps this will set their fortunes straight.
And indeed, the ball does set things spinning: new figures enter their life, promising new futures. But their fates are still unclear, and when Nella feels a strange prickling sensation on the back of her neck, she remembers the miniaturist who entered her life and toyed with her fortunes eighteen years ago. Perhaps, now, she has returned for her..
I absolutely loved The Miniaturist when it was published in 2014 and devoured the story in a matter of a couple of days. I was equally entranced to see it brought to life in the 2017 TV adaption starring Anya Taylor-Joy as Petronella (Nella) Brandt. I am so looking forward to reading this sequel to see how Nella has fared in the years since The Miniaturist ended.
So as they say...watch this space 😊
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The House of Fortune is published on the 7 July by Picador and is available to pre-order from wherever you buy your books.