By: Jessie Burton
Published By: Ecco
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Page Count: 400
Source: Kindly Provided by Publisher
Genre: Adult - Historical Fiction
Eighteen year old Nella arrives in Amsterdam from her country home, ready to start her new life as wife to Johannes Brandt, one of the city’s wealthy merchants. Life in the Brandt house is not exactly what Nella expected. Her husband is rarely home, and when he is, he spends his time locked away in his study. Nella is left in the company of Johannes’ forbidding sister, Marin, and the family’s two, rather unconventional, servants.
When Johannes’ presents Nella with an elaborate cabinet house as a wedding gift, she engages the services of a miniaturist to fill it with furniture. However, the pieces that arrive surpass Nella’s expectations, and it seems that the miniaturist knows far more about life in the Brandt house than Nella herself. Who is this mysterious craftsperson, and how do they know so much and what will they send next?