Book Club Friday

This week I read:
Here is the description from Goodreads:
Summer 1924
On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Winter 1999
Grace Bradley, ninety-eight, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and old memories - long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind - begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The House at Riverton is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.

What I thought:
 I love Kate Morton.  I completely loved The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours.  The only thing that I don't like about her books is that they are pretty long.  Over 400 pages long.  I tend to feel like I am reading forever.
With that said, I always feel like it is worth it.  I loved the characters of Hannah, Grace, and Emmeline.  The parts of the book that take place in the 1920's are my favorite and I can't help but picture Emmeline as being exactly like Daisy from The Great Gatsby.
I completely recommend this book.

Today I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday.


  1. This is such a lovely book! I read it a few summers ago-it was the first Morton book I read. I haven't The Distant Hours (I don't think...) but think it will be a nice summer read in the holidays!

    1. I think that The Distant Hours is my favorite of her books so far. I just love the three sisters.

  2. i,too,adore kate morton (the forgotten garden is one of my all-time fave books) but i agree she writes A LOT. :) thankfully though the general plots are interesting enough that it doesn't seem like 500 pages in the end.

    happy friday!

    1. You are right - she writes a lot but when I finish her books I never feel like there were things she could have left out. Everything weaves together so well. I saw that she is finishing up a new novel. I can't wait. ;0

  3. I haven't read anything by this author, but from the looks of it I should probably start, since she looks like one I'd really enjoy.

  4. I've never read anything by Kate Morton, but I love historical fiction, so I think I'm gonna put this one on my to-read list and give it a try!

  5. I've heard great things about this one!!


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