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snflr79, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by snflr79)
This book was very engaging. So much so that I essentially put my life on hold for 2 days to read it. I love the way it bounces between the present and the past and leaves the mysteries unknown til the very last pages. Good read!
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writer_rider, December 31, 2011 (view all comments by writer_rider)
Perfect for my current Jane Eyre and Jane Eyre-type book fixation. The mystery of three sisters living in a castle estate is revealed slowly enough to keep you hooked - and at the same time, the main character who unravels the mystery learns a lot about herself. A book-lover's book and a perfect book for a dark and rainy day - or any day when you have the freedom to lose yourself in the pages of a good story.
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gaby317, March 5, 2011 (view all comments by gaby317)
In her third and latest novel, The Distant Hours, Kate Morton delivers an unforgettable tale that takes us to a great home in England around the time of World War II.

It opens with the delivery of a long lost letter which drives young Edie Burchill to investigate Milderhurst Castle, a once grand estate in England, where her mother had once been billeted as a thirteen-year-old girl during World War II. Edie is drawn to Milderhurst and its owners, the three Blythe sisters. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives protecting their youngest sister Juniper who hasn’t been the same since a fateful night in 1941. As Edie unravels the mystery of her mother’s stay at Milderhurst, she uncovers the truth behind the mysterious tragedies that have haunted the Blythe family for decades.

The Distant Hours is an engrossing read full of family secrets and betrayal- equal parts mystery and historical fiction.
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chocolateandcroissants, January 5, 2011 (view all comments by chocolateandcroissants)
One would have thought that the book was written for me. This book took me back to my childhood. I just loved this book. Morton has a wonderful way with words. The book will engross you from the first word. Read it if you can.
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ISBN:
9781439152782
Author:
Morton, Kate
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A letter posted in 1941 finally reaches its destination in 1992 with powerful repercussions for Edie Burchill, a London book editor, in this enthralling romantic thriller from Australian author Morton (The Forgotten Garden). At crumbling Milderhurst Castle live elderly twins Persephone and Seraphina and their younger half-sister, Juniper, the three eccentric spinster daughters of the late Raymond Blythe, author of The True History of the Mud Man, a children's classic Edie adores. Juniper addressed the letter to Meredith, Edie's mother, then a young teen evacuated to Milderhurst during the Blitz. Edie, who's later invited to write an introduction to a reprint of Raymond's masterpiece, visits the seedily alluring castle in search of answers. Why was her mother so shattered by the contents of a letter sent 51 years earlier? And what happened to soldier Thomas Cavill, Juniper's long-missing fiancé and Meredith's former teacher? Despite the many competing narratives, the answers will stun readers." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Forgotten Garden offers another unforgettable tale weaving together history and mystery.
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