The Lake House by Kate Morton

Spanning seventy years in Cornwall, England, The Lake House is both suspenseful and moody. In 1933, Alice Edevane is a clever teenager living on a gorgeous lakeside estate, and while she loves to make up stories, nothing could prepare her for what is about to happen in her own life. After a large summer party at her home,Continue reading “The Lake House by Kate Morton”

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

There is perhaps no one more talented than Kate Morton at weaving multigenerational, modern day families with their historical ancestors. With The Secret Keeper, this talent is continually refined. The family’s past and present is intricately woven in Morton’s trademark neo-gothic style and will keep you reading as the layers are slowly peeled away. DuringContinue reading “The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton”

Favorite contemporary fiction authors: A top ten list

This week’s top ten list: favorite contemporary fiction authors (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). I’m defining contemporary authors as currently living, currently publishing (as in more than one book) fiction writers. In no particular order: 10. Deborah Harkness 9. Joe Hill 8. Bret Easton Ellis 7. Ian McEwan 6. John Sandford 5. Kate MortonContinue reading “Favorite contemporary fiction authors: A top ten list”

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Kate Morton’s sophomore novel, The Forgotten Garden, is an ambitious tale spanning five generations of women. The novel opens in Australia, with a lost little girl with no idea who she is or where she came from. The only clue to her origins is a book of fairy tales. This little girl grows into oneContinue reading “The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton”