While down in Savannah, I mentioned that I was reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. It came highly recommended by many of you and boy were you ever right – it was enchanting and engaging and thoroughly enjoyable!! A perfect choice for those of us biding time until Downton Abbey comes back in January 2014, (ugh, could that be any farther away?!!?) I often found myself marveling at how similar many of the characters and events in the book were to that favorite television series.
Goodreads says: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999 - Grace Bradley, ninety-eight, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and old memories - long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind - begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never could. Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The House at Riverton is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.
I have added a few of Morton’s other works to my list!! Let me know what’s on your bedside…