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The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
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Nov 02, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from March 01 to 05, 2011

The story is complex with surprises at every turn. I particularly liked the narrator, Edith Burchill, known as Edie, because she is so real. The three spinster sisters - Juniper, Saffy and Percy - have a strange, haunted background. Sheltered from life by their isolation in Milderhurst Castle and cherished by a doting wealthy father, they find themselves unable to live the lives they have dreamed with the loves of their lives. Why they cannot do so is what this story is all about. My only concern is that I'm not sure even life could deal any such combination of circumstances which occur again and again and again but this is fiction after all, isn't it?
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03/01/2011 page 200
36.0% "So far so good. The narrator works for a small publisher and has discovered that her mother has a secret connected to three elderly sisters who live in Milderhurst Castle. The castle, the sisters and her mother's secret are connected but she has yet to discover how."
03/01/2011 page 200
36.0% "How exciting! Edie has been asked to write an introduction for the next edition of the Mud Man story written by the Blythe sisters father."
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Donna Let me know what you think. I loved The Forgotten Garden.

Rusty Ordered that one, too, from the library! Due in later this week or early next week. I am so pleased. Trying to reduce my WL by ordering some from the library.

Kelley I'm glad you liked it, but it was my least favorite by this author. I just never found any of the characters to be very likable or worthy of pulling for. I love this author so much though, so I am looking forward to her next book. This one was just off for me.

Julie Smith (Knitting and Sundries) I liked this one a lot. It was just so quiet and Gothic and tragic and it kept pulling me back in.

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