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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
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I really wanted to love this book. It's set in Amsterdam, my adopted home town, and the plot revolves around one of the Rijksmuseum's dramatically opulent 17th century doll houses.

Sadly, the idea of the book is a good deal better than the book. What begins as an intriguing plot fizzles out by the end, and some of the more interesting threads just get left by the wayside, with no resolution. I did enjoy stepping into Amsterdam during the Golden Age, and there were some interesting bits of period trivia, as one expects in a historical novel. But I'm still looking for a really great book set in Amsterdam. Any suggestions?

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Reading Progress

September 2, 2015 – Started Reading
September 2, 2015 – Shelved
November 10, 2016 – Finished Reading

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