A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake Housethe story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860's until the present day.My real name, no one remembers.The truth about that summer, no one else knows.In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffes life is in ruins.Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artists sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled h...
|Title||:||The Clockmaker's Daughter|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
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The Clockmaker's Daughter Reviews
Why I love it
by Steph Opitz
I have this condition. I call it “falling-for-a-book-so-hard-I-stay-up-all-night-reading” (can someone please suggest a better name?). I’m always on the hunt for a book that gets me so hooked that I physically can’t put it down. So, bear with me while I sleepily tell you about a book that might just be an insomniac’s dream.
The Clockmaker’s Daughter is centered on two lives lived 150 years apart. First there’s Elodie, a 20-something-year-old archivist who discovers a my ...more
You know you’re a baller when your name is bigger than the title🙌🤗
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When the queen writes it, you read it.
Kate Morton is my number one favorite author - I have read every one of her books and will read her grocery list if I had the option. She is the author I recommend above anyone else. Her lyrical, magical writing is a thing of beauty and such a gift. I admire her tremendously.
Admittedly, this is not my favorite of Ms. Morton’s (may I recommend The Secret Keeper and The Lake Ho ...more
It was 2017 in London when archivist Elodie Winslow discovered an old but beautiful leather satchel which, on inspection, contained a photograph of a woman in Victorian clothing, and a sketchbook with detailed artwork, including a house by a river. She had no idea why the two items felt so special to her, even making her feel like she was familiar with the house, but Elodie knew she had to find out more.
In 1862, a small group of friends, including artist and owner Edward Radcliffe, descended on ...more
This is a very challenging book to review. It was brilliant in places, captivating, beautifully written and full of interesting characters, but... it was waaaay too long. The main premise of the book is actually an interesting one, once we finally get to it! There are so many side stories and supporting characters that for more than one third of the book I was convinced I was reading a different story to the one described in the synopsis. The story can be a bit confusing and feel disjointed as i ...more
“Kitty wore her cynicism well, but Leonard had known her before the war and he could see all the stitches that were holding the costume together.”
Kitty and Leonard are just one of several generations of characters Morton introduces us to, all connected to Birchwood Manor at one time or other in their lives. Some characters were taken there as children, some have met each other there, some have stumbled across it in their travels, and we know someone has died there.
In the opening pages, the na ...more
4.5 sublime stars to The Clockmaker’s Daughter! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟.5
Told in dual storylines, the first is set in 1862. Edward Radcliffe, an esteemed artist, organizes a group of other young artists to holiday at Birchwood Manor on the Thames. Their objective is to laze away the summer among inspiration and exercising their creativity. What happens instead is a murder, a disappearance, and a missing heirloom.
In the present, Elodie Winslow is an archivist living in London. She runs across two items that she ...more
A beautifully told story about a house, a love, and a ghost....
This is my third Kate Morton book and just as her previous books were this book was a slow burn... some books are a quick little getaway this book was a journey... The journey of a house and it’s ghost, through many decades and many eyes.... an old-fashioned love story, a contemporary mystery, and so much inbetween... This story really is like a complicated and beautiful weaving... at the beginning there are so many threads none of ...more
This was one first read by Kate Morton and I have to say it was an experience that I was pleasantly surprised with. I stepped out of my comfort zone.... and am so glad I did because I truly learned what defines me as a reader.
To say that Kate Morton had me with her words... is an understatement. She truly astonished me with her eloquence and ability to form words that fell off the pages with ease.
"The winds blew and the trees moaned, and thunder rolled down the river to take the house within it ...more