The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
Dana recommends this book. This book was also picked as a favorite in the August Library Reads.
“Engaging the services of a miniaturist to furnish a cabinet-sized replica of her new home, 18-year-old Nella Oortman, the wife of an illustrious merchant trader, soon discovers that the artist’s tiny creations mirror their real-life counterparts in eerie and unexpected ways.” – summary from catalog
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Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks – This book is also about a young women in the 17th century and features a little bit of magic.
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier – This book also focuses on a young women in Holland in the 17th century, though this one involves a painting, not miniatures.
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue – This historical novel also features a young woman, but it is set in London during the 18th century and the protagonist is a sex worker.