Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15th


                     Wednesday is when I normally participate in Jill's - at Breaking the Spine- meme
on books that we are looking forward to reading as soon as they come out.
This week I am looking forward to October and Kate Morton's newest.
We love her books at my library book club.

The new novel from the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Distant Hours is a spellbinding mix of mystery, thievery, murder, and enduring love.

During a party at the family farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson has escaped to her childhood tree house and is dreaming of the future. She spies a stranger coming up the road and sees her mother speak to him. Before the afternoon is over, Laurel will witness a shocking crime that challenges everything she knows about her family and especially her mother, Dorothy.

Now, fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to the family farm for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by questions she has not thought about for decades. From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds—Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy—who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined.

The Secret Keeper explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have. It is a story of lovers, friends, dreamers, and schemers told—in Morton’s signature style—against a backdrop of events that changed the world.


The Brunette Librarian said...

I've just read a Kate Morton book earlier this year and I really really really enjoyed it!

GREAT choice, its gonna go on my excited for posts too!

Check out what the Brunette Librarian's Waitin' on :)

Helène Ouwehand said...

Beautiful cover! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so excited to hear about a new book by this author. I've read everything she's written and love them all! Thanks for letting us know!