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The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
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Jun 13, 12

Read from June 09 to 13, 2012

Ms Morton raised the bar *extremely* high for me with her previous novel, The Forgotten Garden. I LOVED it. In fact, it was so beautifully written that I didn't want it to end. Unfortunately, The Distant Hours just didn't come close. It was (in my humble opinion), too dark, with a convoluted plotline and superficial character development. I slogged through all 800+ pages (I had the large print edition), hoping that it would somehow rise from the ashes, but...it didn't. That being said, I won't stop with this book. Morton has great talent, and I don't want to give up on her too soon. I am hoping that her next book will captivate and delight me as did The Forgotten Garden.
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message 1: by Lynette (new)

Lynette Thanks for the heads up. I also loved the forgotten garden so it's good to know about this one not being as wonderful.


message 2: by Kate (new)

Kate Myler I'm just starting The Forgotten Garden and love it already. Glad to hear you liked it, as well!


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