Tuesday, May 7, 2013

To read or not to read...{A Book Review}


Kate Morton is one of my very favorite authors. Her newest book, The Secret Keeper did not disappoint. It was the perfect blend of history, romance and mystery. Here is what Good Reads says about it...

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.


One of the reasons I love Kate Morton's novels is because of the different settings she creates in each of her novels. She takes an element of history and then creates a fictional story surrounding it that always sucks you in. She also often includes a type of personal connection from her family history, which adds interest. My favorite of her 4 books is The Forgotten Garden, but The Secret Keeper is an amazing read too! Have you read any of Kate Morton's books? Do you have a favorite??
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10 comments:

Shelley said...

i've never read a Kate Morton book before but she's going on my reading list now! I love books that pull from actual history!

Halie Renee said...

I keep a running list of all the books I want to read. And every time someone suggests or recommends a book to me (or a blogger reviews a book), I put it on my list! I already had her first 3 novels on my list, and I just added this one as well! I've never read any of them yet, but I'm definitely more interested in them than before even, after your review!

Ashley said...

I've never read any of her books, but this one sounds really good! I've always enjoyed fictional books that pull from actual history. :)

Carrie said...

I need to add this to my Goodreads list... I am so addicted to Goodreads right now, gosh... I hope I can read all the books I've added in my life time! LOL!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I haven't read anything by her, but this book sounds really intriguing!

Susannah said...

This book sounds great! I recently read The Forgotten Garden and loved it so I'm sure I'll love other books of her. :-)

Ashley R said...

This sounds like a great book!

Anne said...

Now you're making my book list get long :) Will have to add this new one. I really liked The Forgotten Garden (read the whole thing in one [long] plane ride!) but thought The House at Riverton was just okay - but I think that has everything to do with reading it too soon after something really similar. Haven't read anything like Kate Morton's books lately though, so I think it's a good time for this new one!

Imogen said...

So lovely. I adore the use of prints and bright fun colours.

chutzpanit.com said...

Kate Morton is definitely one of my favorite authors! I've loved every book of hers that I've read!