Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings which 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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  1. She is a great author of Historical Fiction - Hope you get to read it - I'll be interested in your thoughts :)

    Here's my Wednesday post link - happy Hump Day! :-)

  2. She sounds like an amazing writer. I will have to look into her books as I have not read one before. I adore this cover tho. I have to add this to my must buy list.

    Mary my CWW!

  3. So completely agree with you about Kate Morton! I've read 3 of her books, maybe 4, and really liked them all. This one sounds good too. She always has an old house (or usually) and that's one of my favorite devices in a book. So many great books coming!

  4. I'm so excited for this one too! I've really enjoyed what I've read from her!

  5. I think this sounds great. Nice choice!

  6. Oh my gosh, this has all of the makings of what I believe a good book should be and I haven't heard of this series or this author before, but it's definitely something that I'm going to have to look into. It sounds like it's going to be a tantalizing read. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR. :)

    If you get the chance, come by my blog and check out my Can't-Wait Wednesday post.
    Suz @ Bookish Revelations