Saturday, November 8, 2014

The House At Riverton by Kate Morton

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.
From Goodreads.

Historical fiction is not one of my favourite genres but this was quite good and I like the way it is told from the housemaid's side. This was a 3 polar bears book for me the whole way through but the ending pulled it up to 4. The whole book was leading up to the end but it was still different than expected and that was good.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014
2014 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
2014 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Let's Play Jeopardy!
Crazy Challenge Connection A-Z Locations - 2014
Novel Books & Reading Challenges - Baby Got Book
Novel Books & Reading Challenges Tower Teams III 

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