Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

Midsummer, 1924.  A young poet and haunted veteran of the Great War commits suicide on the eve of a glittering society party, the only witnesses two wealthy sisters, Hannah and Emmeline, and their ladies' maid, Grace.  More than seven decades later, 99-year-old Grace recalls a childhood spent below stairs at the grand country estate of Riverton serving Hannah, Emmeline, and their brother David - and the truth behind the events leading up to what really happened by the lake on that fateful night.  Beautifully written, gorgeous and haunting, fans of Ian McEwan's Atonement will love The House at Riverton.  Also check out Kate Morton's other two novels, The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours!