Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Book Review - The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

Old fashioned clocks required winding. Today we spring forward or backward.

In Kate Morton's The Clockmaker's Daughter, at times you'll wonder if time is spinning out of control. Back in time to Edward, Lily, Lucy. Forward to Elodie, Pippa,  Jack, and Alistair. And in between to Lauren, Juliet, Tip. So many layers - I cannot begin to describe this book except to say you must keep turning the pages.

Opening blurb - We came to Birchwood Manor because Edward said that it was haunted. It wasn't, not then, but it's a dull man who lets truth stand in the way of a good story, and Edward was never that. 

So it wasn't haunted then....

Summer 2017. Summer 1928.  Passion, love, jealousy, and more. Family dynamics, family troubles, hidden family secrets.

Murder.

Trust me. Kate Morton writes a rousing, captivating book. Ignore your clock or schedule - you'll get lost in The Clockmaker's Daughter.  What is time, anyway?

12 comments:

  1. A good review to what appears to be an equally good book. Thanks for sharing Joanne.

    Yvonne.

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    1. indeed. I bet you'd find this intriguing

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  2. Time is mind-boggling when we think about it. I love and agree with this sentiment, Joanne: "it's a dull man (err, person) who lets truth stand in the way of a good story." Your reviews are always enticing. I need to stop being lazy about read and pick up (and read) another one of your recommendations. Thank you, my friend.

    Be safe, sane, and not terribly hot.

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    1. I was loaned this by a friend and she said to put it at the top of the pile. She was SO right. And I try to give a good review without giving away too much plot. This one was tricky. Hey - you are busy enough! Hugs. Trying to stay cool

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  3. Time sure can screw with the mind if you dwell on it too much. Sure sounds like a winner all around.

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    1. Time is especially pertinent these days. This book was a good way to pass time

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  4. Hi Joanne - this sounds a fun read ... thanks for the enticing review ... I can quite see it was ideal for the pool side ... thanks - I'm now jealous of the pool ... perhaps not the heat! Yes what is time?! Take care - Hilary

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    1. time by the pool and with a book is...priceless

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  5. Sounds like a good book to read during the pandemic when I can't remember what day it is anyway!

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