The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton

The House of Fortune

The Miniaturist #2

Jessie Burton

fiction historical emotional mysterious medium-paced

416 pages | first published 2022

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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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Summary of 104 reviews

Moods

mysterious 82%
emotional 61%
reflective 38%
hopeful 33%
dark 23%
tense 20%
adventurous 19%
sad 15%
inspiring 9%
relaxing 3%
challenging 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

medium 69%
slow 22%
fast 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Character: 31% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 3% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5%

Average rating

3.93

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