On some days, fear is a cold hand squeezing your insides, sending your heart racing after what-ifs and what-nots. On other days, it is a trickle down your spine that snakes down your legs and keeps your feet firmly planted in the mire of your realities. Sometimes, you move regardless; your humanness brings you to brinks of grief, pleasure, and moments of mad daring. Other times, you stay mired and call it grounded; it’s just not a day to be brave.
Blurb: On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives at a grand house in Amsterdam to begin her new life as the wife of wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt. Though curiously distant, he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. it is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturist, whose tiny creations ring eerily true.