The Distant Hours. The Forgotten Garden was one of my favorite books of 2009 and maybe even of all time!! (Yes I realize this sounds a lot like my post about A Secret Kept -the similarities don't end there either!). I also loved Morton's other novel The House at Riverton. I am yet again disappointed!! I need to stop doing this to myself, but come on people, when you absolutely love a book to the point where you buy copies for other people, and the author comes out with a new book, how can you NOT be excited?
From Goodreads: "This long-awaited novel by the author of The House at Riverton begins with a long lost letter. Its contents compel young Edie Burchill to journey to the eerie realm of Millderhurst Castle, where her mother, then just 13 years old, waited out the London Blitz. What Edie learns about those distant hours in that faraway place will forever change her view of her mother and her". Sorry I got lazy and stole, I mean borrowed with a proper reference to a synopsis so you could know what it was about.
A big part of all of Morton's novels is suspense-with what you think are big revelations throughout the books-but really those are just teasers, with a bombshell dropped right at the end. You get tidbits of information about things that happened in the past and then BAM something shocking is discovered!! With The Distant Hours, I just wanted her to get on with it already!! I was actually a bit bored, and ended up putting the book aside for a few days so I could read A Secret Kept on my dad's Kindle.
Another so-so read for 2011. I hope it doesn't stay like this all year!!
What are you reading? Do you have any good suggestions for me??