It's Friday and time for Book Club - so I'm linking up again with Heather from Blonde...Undercover Blonde
This week I read "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton
She also wrote "The Forgotten Garden" & "The House at Riverton". I think "The Forgotten Garden" was my favorite of the three I've read.
Here's the synopsis from Goodreads.com - "
A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WWII. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.
Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it."
My thoughts: I liked this book for what it is - a good easy read. I like her books because there's always a secret, a castle/manor house and likeable characters. This one had lots of interesting characters and my one main complaint is that you "heard" the story from everyone and their mother's point of view, so it got a bit drawn out. But all in all I like books that give you a bit of real history alongside the fictional tale.