Tag Archives: 17th century

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Petronella Oortman is a naive 18 year old girl who enters a marriage of convenience with a wealthy trader, Johannes Brandt.  The year is 1687 and the setting is Amsterdam.  The book reads very easily, as Nella must adjust to … Continue reading

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The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

From Goodreads: “In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. … Continue reading

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The Lady In Blue by Javier Sierra

A thriller in the vein of The Da Vinci Code, The Lady in Blue centers on the mysterious appearances of a religious apparition going back to the 17th century and leading up to the present day.  The mysterious lady first appeared to … Continue reading

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