is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings
spotlights and discusses forthcoming books that bloggers are looking
forward to reading. Generally it's about books that haven't been
released yet. This meme is based on Waiting on Wednesday
, formerly hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
There are so many exciting new books on the horizon, so without further ado, this week's Can't Wait For book is . . .
Release Date: Atria Books
Publisher: October 9, 2018
From Goodreads: From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings us her dazzling sixth novel, The Clockmaker's Daughter.
My real name, no one remembers.
The truth about that summer, no one else knows.
In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing, and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.
Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing a drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.
Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?
Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a story of murder, mystery, and thievery, of art, love, and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.
My thoughts: I've read several of Morton's previous novels, and as far as I'm concerned, she's one of the best historical fiction writers of our time. What makes her novels stand out is her ability to weave an historical tale with a contemporary one. Morton's character development, settings, and attention to detail make for rich, creative, and captivating stories.
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