1.06.2012

{Book Club Friday}: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

It is Book Club Friday again and I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde. This link up is every Friday and you can review any book that you like. So - head on over and find some great books to add to your list.
Today I am reviewing The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. 
Here is the description from Amazon:
It starts with a letter, lost for half a century and unexpectedly delivered to Edie’s mother on a Sunday afternoon. The letter leads Edie to Milderhurst Castle, where the eccentric Blythe spinsters live and where, she discovers, her mother was billeted during World War II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives caring for their younger sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiancé jilted her in 1941. Inside the decaying castle, Edie searches for her mother’s past but soon learns there are other secrets hidden in its walls. The truth of what happened in “the distant hours” has been waiting a long time for someone to find it. In this enthralling romantic thriller, Morton pays homage to the classics of gothic fiction, spinning a rich and intricate web of mystery, suspense, and lost love.

Thank goodness I found a book like this to start off the New Year and my resolution to read more.  I remember why I loved to read when I was younger and can't wait to get my hands on another book.  I also want to read everything that Kate Morton has written.
This is a great book.  I wanted to be Edie as she searched for answers and found the secrets of the past.  I loved that even up to the last two pages, I had no idea how it would end.  And - it ended perfectly. 
I must thank Lauren at Adventures in Flip Flops.  This book was on her list and I would have never found it without her.

BOOK 1:12 FOR 2012

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