The Clockmaker’s Daughter

By Kate Morton

8.5/10
(8.5/10)

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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