the miniaturist // book review

Knifty Little Thing

Title: The Miniaturist
Author: Jessie Burton
Pages: 400
My rating: 3/5Image result for the miniaturist cover

Synopsis: When 18-year-old Nella arrives at her new husband’s home in 1686, she imagines a wonderful life as the wife of a wealthy merchant and hopefully mother to children.
However, much to her dismay, her new household is not at all welcoming. Her sister-in-law, Marin, is cold and critical, and her husband is distant and none too keen to give her attention. What he gives her instead is a miniature version of their house. To furnish her cabinet, Nella enlists the help of a miniaturist, who seems to know more about her future than Nella does herself. The miniaturist sends puzzling pieces, which come to be true in startling ways. When her husband gets into a world of trouble, Nella searches for more clues of what is to come and struggles to understand the person behind her miniature objects…

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Indy Author Spotlight: Cheree Alsop

Today I am offering an Indy Author Spotlight to give a little promotional push to an independent author.

If you are drawn to the lure of the vampire fiction, here is a new release available today.

 

The Prince of Ash and Blood by Cheree Alsop.

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“THE PRINCE OF ASH AND BLOOD is about a vampire prince imprisoned under false charges. The appearance of a new prisoner, a werewolf girl who was betrayed and tortured in the name of the crown, interrupts his plots of revenge. With a new cause to stand behind, the vampire prince plans his own death as a means for her escape. But the kingdom has needs only the prince can fulfill. If both survive the dungeon, can they also survive the world of political intrigue, vengeance, and a newly awoken threat to the crown and his people? Action, adventure, conspiracy, and danger intertwine in this paranormal take of The Count of Monte Cristo.”

 

http://www.chereealsop.com/the-prince-of-ash-and-blood-trilogy/

 

About Cheree:

From http://www.chereealsop.com/about-2/

“Cheree Alsop grew up on a farm in Utah where she spent morning and night working with animals. Her step-father is a beekeeper as well as a farmer, and so her schooling in the art of honey gathering, animal care, and tending to crops has been tempered by a strong work ethic and an appreciation of hard work and patience. She studied animals on her spare time and became entranced in particular with the North American timber wolf.

Cheree has worked a variety of positions in both the health and marketing industries, including a project manager for a major essential oil corporation, an executive officer for multiple medical clinics, and a designer for CEO presentations. She has ghost written books on health and essential oils and designed pamphlets for business marketing. Cheree has taught high school music classes, and enjoys reading aloud to her daughter and twin sons. Her husband has a successful Chiropractic clinic and she is currently working as a free-lance writer and mother. She is also the bass player for the rock band Alien Landslide.

Cheree and her husband moved from Texas after he earned his Chiropractic degree. They currently live in Utah where they rock out, enjoy the outdoors, and plan great adventures. Cheree is a member of the DFW Writer’s Workshop and the League of Utah Writers, and has an Associate Degree in Creative Writing. She loves reading, writing in stolen moments between being a stay-at-home mom and wife, enjoying time with her daughter, and playing with her twins while planning her next book.”