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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Kate Morton - The Distant Hours

this review was written by Sue Major and read live on the bookshow 14th May 2015

A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchall finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst castle , a great mouldering home where the Blythe spinsters live and where her own mother was billeted as an evacuee 50 years before.
The older sisters have spent their lives not only looking after the rather sinister Daddy but also their younger sister Juniper, who hasn't been the same since she was jilted in 1941.
Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past, but there are other secrets hidden in the castle and Edie discovers far more than she expected. The truth of what happened in those “ distant hours” has waited a long time for someone to reveal it.

This is a nice read....not one that would be entertained by my husband, but it could be passed  to a girlfriend who wants an enthralling story with quite lively characters beset by love, circumstance and memories.. I enjoyed it  and will probably seek out other Kate Morton novels too.

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