An early review of The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton
Love is something that is learned in far less alluring settings, than playhouses and ballrooms. It is earned in the deeds you do. The words you speak. It takes practice. Patience. Time. You will learn about love, I am sure. But it might not take the form you originally expected.
Thank you to netgalley and Bloomsbury Publishing. U.S. Publication Day: August 30, 2022
The House of Fortune is the sequel to author, Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist. I have to say, there are many families that I sometimes found an overwhelmingly amount of characters to be distracting from the novel.
If you enjoyed, The Miniaturist than reading Nella's chapters and discovering who the mid 30s woman is and what she goes through, should be eye opening. Otto is now the man of the house and Cornelia is a housekeeper and caretaker.
Personally, the most interesting character is Thea the 18 year old daughter of Otto and Marin. It was her storyline that kept me turning pages. Her quest for love and the maturation of the reality of a love relationship and the fairy tale was gripping and quite touching to follow.
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