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Eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, leaving Nella alone with his sister, the forbidding Marin.
But Nella's world changes when Johannes presents her with a gift: a replica of their home. To furnish her gift, Nella engages the services of a miniaturist--an artist whose tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways . . .

In suffering we find our truest selves.
I can not stress it enough: this book was amazing!  The Miniaturist had me hanging by a thread the entire time and I couldn’t bear to put it down.  This is a book that I would recommend to anyone, regardless of tastes because it has everything.

Petronella Oortman is barely eighteen years old when she leaves the comforts of her home to become a woman and settle with her new husband, a wealthy merchant, in Amsterdam.  But Nella soon discover…
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