The House at Riverton Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The House at Riverton


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416550532

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The House at Riverton Excerpt :

Living out her final days in a nursing home, ninety-eight-year-old Grace remembers the secrets surrounding the 1924 suicide of a young poet during a glittering society party hosted by Grace's English aristocrat employers, a family that is shattered by war. Reprint.

The Shifting Fog Book

The Shifting Fog


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743431283

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The Shifting Fog Excerpt :

A rich and engrossing story of love, passion, secrets, and lies set in the gaiety, glamour, and grand country houses of post-war Edwardian England.

The Lake House Book
Score: 4
From 79 Ratings

The Lake House


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925267938

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The Lake House Excerpt :

A missing child June 1933, and the Edevane family's country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. Alice Edevane, sixteen years old and a budding writer, is especially excited. Not only has she worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she's also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn't have. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night skies, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great that they leave Loeanneth forever. An abandoned house Seventy years later, after a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police. She retreats to her beloved grandfather's cottage in Cornwall but soon finds herself at a loose end. Until one day, Sadie stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace. An unsolved mystery Meanwhile, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane, now an old lady, leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family's past, seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape.

The Secret Keeper Book
Score: 4
From 130 Ratings

The Secret Keeper


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439152812

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The Secret Keeper Excerpt :

Withdrawing from a family party to the solitude of her tree house, 16-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking murder that throughout a subsequent half century shapes her beliefs, her acting career and the lives of three strangers from vastly different cultures. By the best-selling author of The Distant Hours. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

The Distant Hours Book
Score: 3.5
From 115 Ratings

The Distant Hours


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-07-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439152799

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The Distant Hours Excerpt :

Edie Burchill visits Milderhurst Castle where her mother stayed during World War II, discovering the three elderly sisters of the castle still alive but haunted by the secrets of their past life with their father, a famous children's author.

The Clockmaker s Daughter Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

The Clockmaker s Daughter


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451649413

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The Clockmaker s Daughter Excerpt :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An ambitious, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters…Kate Morton at her very best.” —Kristin Hannah “An elaborate tapestry…Morton doesn’t disappoint.” —The Washington Post "Classic English country-house Goth at its finest." —New York Post In the depths of a 19th-century winter, a little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London. She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist’s muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she travels with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a bend of the Upper Thames. Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gunshot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. It is not until over a century later, when another young woman is drawn to Birchwood Manor, that its secrets are finally revealed. Told by multiple voices across time, this is an intricately layered, richly atmospheric novel about art and passion, forgiveness and loss, that shows us that sometimes the way forward is through the past.

The Orchid House Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Orchid House


  • Author : Lucinda Riley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451655803

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The Orchid House Excerpt :

From beloved New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley, a “sweeping, poignant saga that will enthrall fans of The House at Riverton, Rebecca, and Downton Abbey” (Shelf Awareness). Spanning from the 1930s to the present day, from the Wharton Park estate in England to Thailand, this sweeping novel tells the tale of a concert pianist and the aristocratic Crawford family, whose shocking secrets are revealed, leading to devastating consequences. As a child, concert pianist Julia Forrester spent many idyllic hours in the hothouse of Wharton Park, the grand estate reminiscent of Downton Abbey where her grandfather tended exotic orchids. Years later, while struggling with overwhelming grief over the death of her husband and young child, she returns to this tranquil place. There she reunites with Kit Crawford, heir to the estate and her possible salvation. When they discover an old diary, Julia seeks out her grandmother to learn the truth behind a love affair that almost destroyed the estate. Their search takes them back to the 1940s when Harry, a former heir to Wharton Park, married his young society bride, Olivia, on the eve of World War II. When the two lovers are cruelly separated, the impact will be felt for generations to come. This atmospheric story alternates between the magical world of Wharton Park and Thailand during World War II. Filled with twists and turns, passions and lies, and ultimately redemption, The Orchid House is a beautiful, romantic, and poignant novel. Note to readers: In the UK, this book is published under the title Hothouse Flower.

The Book of Dreams Book

The Book of Dreams


  • Author : Federico Fellini
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN 10 : 0847831353

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The Book of Dreams Excerpt :

The revered creator of such films as La Dolce Vita and La Strada presents a personal diary of his private visions and nighttime fantasies as depicted through a series of notebook sketches, in a volume that offers insight into his creative vision and penchant for bizarre imagery.

Habits of the House Book
Score: 3
From 12 Ratings

Habits of the House


  • Author : Fay Weldon
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781908800831

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Habits of the House Excerpt :

For fans of Downton Abbey comes a ravishing portrait of the late 19th Century family from one of Britain's best-loved authors. Fay Weldon's new novel takes us inside the lives of an aristocratic household in the last three months of the nineteenth century. It's a time of riot and confusion, social upheaval, war abroad and shortage of money. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds;there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy looms for the Dilbernes. Whilst the Earl, gambler and man about town, must seek a new post in government;his wife Lady Isobel's solution is to marry off their son Arthur to a wealthy heiress, and without delay. But how? It's the end of the season, and choices are few. There's Minnie O'Brien from Chigaco – rich enough, but daughter of a stockyard baron, and with a vulgar mother and dubious past. Hardly suitable...! Fay Weldon tells this tale of restraint and desire, manners and morals with wit and sympathy – if no small measure of mischief – as young Minnie and Arthur, thrown together by their parents, strive to determine their own destiny.

The Clockmaker s Daughter Book

The Clockmaker s Daughter


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230761346

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The Clockmaker s Daughter Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings her trademark mix of secrets, lies, and intricately layered mysteries in The Clockmaker's Daughter. 'The perfect book to curl up with' - i newspaper My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the depths of a nineteenth-century winter, a little girl is abandoned in the narrow streets of London. Adopted by a mysterious stranger, she becomes in turn a thief, a friend, a muse, and a lover. Then, in the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she retreats with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a quiet bend of the Upper Thames . . . Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gun-shot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. Over the next century and beyond, Birchwood Manor welcomes many newcomers but guards its secret closely – until another young woman is drawn to visit the house because of a family secret of her own . . . As the mystery of The Clockmaker’s Daughter begins to unravel, we discover the stories of those who have passed through Birchwood Manor since that fateful day in 1862. Intricately layered and richly atmospheric, it shows that, sometimes, the only way forward is through the past. 'An ambitious, complex, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters. This is Kate Morton at her very best' - Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale

The Book of Speculation Book
Score: 4
From 70 Ratings

The Book of Speculation


  • Author : Erika Swyler
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466857797

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The Book of Speculation Excerpt :

One of BuzzFeed's 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015 "As Simon, a lonely research librarian, searches frantically for the key to a curse that might be killing the women in his family, he learns strange and fascinating secrets about their past. A tale full of magic and family mystery, The Book of Speculation will keep you up all night reading."—Isaac Fitzgerald, BuzzFeed Simon Watson, a young librarian, lives alone in a house that is slowly crumbling toward the Long Island Sound. His parents are long dead. His mother, a circus mermaid who made her living by holding her breath, drowned in the very water his house overlooks. His younger sister, Enola, ran off six years ago and now reads tarot cards for a traveling carnival. One June day, an old book arrives on Simon's doorstep, sent by an antiquarian bookseller who purchased it on speculation. Fragile and water damaged, the book is a log from the owner of a traveling carnival in the 1700s, who reports strange and magical things, including the drowning death of a circus mermaid. Since then, generations of "mermaids" in Simon's family have drowned--always on July 24, which is only weeks away. As his friend Alice looks on with alarm, Simon becomes increasingly worried about his sister. Could there be a curse on Simon's family? What does it have to do with the book, and can he get to the heart of the mystery in time to save Enola? In the tradition of Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, and Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian, The Book of Speculation--with two-color illustrations by the author--is Erika Swyler's moving debut novel about the power of books, family, and magic.

The Lake House Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Lake House


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2003-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0759527849

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The Lake House Excerpt :

The memorable story begun in When the Wind Blows continues in this thrilling novel, and it's one that really soars! Frannie O'Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children have powers we can only dream of. These children can fly. And the only place they will be safe is the Lake House. Or so they believe..

The Forgotten Garden Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

The Forgotten Garden


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416550556

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The Forgotten Garden Excerpt :

Abandoned on a 1913 voyage to Australia, Nell is raised by a dock master and his wife who do not tell her until she grows up that she is not their child, a situation that causes her to return to England and eventually hand down her quest for answers to her granddaughter. Reprint.

The House at Riverton Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The House at Riverton


  • Author : Kate Morton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-07-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 150981082X

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The House at Riverton Excerpt :

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, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and 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.A thrilling mystery and a compelling love story, Kate Morton's The House at Riverton will appeal to readers of Ian McEwan's Atonement, L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between, and lovers of the film Gosford Park.

A Place of Secrets Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

A Place of Secrets


  • Author : Rachel Hore
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2012-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429950121

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A Place of Secrets Excerpt :

A runaway bestseller in Britain with over 100,000 copies sold, a riveting historical mystery in the tradition of Kate Morton Auction house appraiser Jude leaves London for her dream job at Starbrough Hall, an estate in the countryside, examining and pricing the manuscripts and instruments of an eighteenth-century astronomer. She is welcomed by Chantal Wickham and Jude feels close to the old woman at once: they have both lost their husbands. Hard times have forced the Wickham family to sell the astronomer's work, their land and with it, the timeworn tower that lies nearby. The tower was built as an observatory for astronomer Anthony Wickham and his daughter Esther, and it served as the setting for their most incredible discoveries. Though Jude is far away from her life in London, her arrival at Starbrough Hall brings a host of childhood memories. She meets Euan, a famed writer and naturalist who lives in the gamekeeper's cottage at the foot of the tower, where Jude's grandfather once lived. And a nightmare begins to haunt her six-year-old niece, the same nightmare Jude herself had years ago. Is it possible that the dreams are passed down from one generation to the next? What secrets does the tower hold? And will Jude unearth them before it's too late?