Out on 06 July 2023

The House of Fortune

Jessie Burton

06 July 2023
416 pages


The Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller from the author of The Miniaturist

Elegant, atmospheric, compelling. I absolutely loved it’ - Marian Keyes, author of Again, Rachel
A book of beauty and insight . . . awe-inspiring. Burton is a master storyteller’ - Elizabeth Day, author of Magpie

1705. Thea Brandt is about to turn eighteen, and at the theatre in Amsterdam’s golden city centre she has met the love of her life. At home, the Brandt family faces ruin, and Thea’s aunt Nella is convinced the only solution is to find Thea a wealthy husband among the city’s elite. As Thea and Nella clash over the demands of duty and the heart, past secrets begin to overwhelm their present. Will each woman be able to rescue her destiny from the whims of fortune?

Returning to the resplendent world of Jessie Burton's million-copy bestseller The Miniaturist, The House of Fortune is a story of love, fate, and two women determined to make their own way.

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