BOOKS: The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

A few weeks ago I finished the book "The Distant Hours" by Kate Morton.  

"A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WWII. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been the same since her fiance jilted her in 1941.

Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother’s past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in ‘the distant hours’ of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it..."

Before reading the book I saw some reviews about it. Some people said that her writing was reminiscent of the Brontë sisters and Jane Austen. Well, I would'n go that far.  To me it's more like Diane Setterfields "The Thirteenth Tale".  In fact, both books are very similar... Read it if you love old time stories, with secrets, abandoned castles and dark and decadent sceneries. A perfect evening book, to read just before falling sleep.



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