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The Clockmaker’s Daughter

By Kate Morton


482 pages

What’s it about? This story is told from many different viewpoints but remains rooted in England.  We begin in the summer of 1862 with a group of young artists who have taken up residence in Birchwood Manor.  In time, a murder is committed, jewels are stolen, and a young woman goes missing.  Over 150 years later Elodie Winslow happens upon a leather satchel containing clues to what happened. This is a story told across time about murder, art, love, and loss. What did it make me think about? I have enjoyed all of the Kate Morton books I have read.  She has such a distinctive style to her writing and all her stories seem to be so very English.  I have come to the conclusion that I am a sucker for anything English. Should I read it? Get yourself a cup of tea and a scone and settle in. Quote-People value shiny stones and lucky charms, but they forget that the most powerful talismans of all are the stories that we tell to ourselves and to others.”

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