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This gorgeous debut novel is set in England between the two World Wars. The story of an aristocratic family, a mysterious death, and a vanishing way ...Show synopsisThis gorgeous debut novel is set in England between the two World Wars. The story of an aristocratic family, a mysterious death, and a vanishing way of life is told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept secrets for more than 50 years.Hide synopsis
After reading The Forgotten Garden I was eager to read another work by Kate Morton. And while The House at Riverton was just as well written, I found the plot less to my liking. I'm not going to summarize the book, since countless other reviewers have already done that and this is not a book report ...
This is the very best First BOOK I have ever read. Words fail me when I try to review this unbelievable story. Kate Morton achieved the sophistication of Anne Rivers Siddons and Rosamond Pilcher with her first book. Hard to believe that the second was even better. I can't wait for a third.
I love those movies that occur in the British mansions around the turn of the century but have always had a problem reading stories about them. They always seem so formal, slow, and I tend to get a little bored. "Riverton" was a hit for me simply because I was never bored and did not have that drag. ...
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