The House of Fortune

Jessie Burton

06 July 2023
416 pages


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.

'I absolutely loved it' – Marian Keyes
'Awe-inspiring. Burton is a master storyteller' – Elizabeth Day
The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller
A Richard & Judy Book Club pick

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?

Five Star Reader Reviews:

'I didn't want this rich immersive book to end . . . magical'
'Every bit as beautiful as the first book'
'Fantastic!! We are going to need a third book, please!'

Clever and satisfying . . . Burton is an acute observer . . . A worthy sequel, mature and thoughtful
Satisfying . . . a moving celebration of the possibilities for change and regeneration in life
A joyous read: compassionate, wise and fabulously immersive . . . a beguiling, tender sequel . . . Brilliant