The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton

The House of Fortune

The Miniaturist #2

Jessie Burton

416 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical emotional mysterious medium-paced

Description

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 n...

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Community Reviews Summary of 779 reviews

Moods

mysterious 79%
emotional 63%
reflective 41%
hopeful 34%
adventurous 22%
tense 20%
dark 18%
sad 13%
challenging 6%
inspiring 6%
lighthearted 4%
informative 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 65%
slow 25%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 40% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 12%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.78

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