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The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
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bookshelves: chick-lit, european-history, fiction, historical-fiction, mystery
Read from December 26, 2010 to January 01, 2011

I do not like to write a review immediately after I finish a book. I like to give myself some time to process what I read and decide how I really felt about it, and for this I am glad. Because while I was reading Kate Morton's newest novel, I found myself getting frustrated at her descriptive text, wanting only to know the story, more about the people. But with that I realized I devoured this novel, because I wanted to know the secrets behind Milderhurst Castle and it's occupants, the Sisters Blythe. I wanted to know more about these characters and their lives, what happened to them. And thus, I very much enjoyed this novel.

I still believe Kate Morton is still developing as a writer, but she's developing into one of the best writers I've read in a long time. Her stories are so intricate and beautiful, and the plots all come together so perfectly and splendidly, I can't help but be excited for her and for whatever she has in store for her readers next. The Distant Hours is no exception. Each detail is so beautifully crafted, and the story comes together in such a heartbreaking way, I just love it.

Highly recommended for all Kate Morton fans, or for anyone who enjoyed The Forgotten Garden and/or The House at Riverton. A devouring must-read for 2011.
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