This book was my very first Kate Morton book had heard from others she is a fabulous author, I joined a book group on Instagram and this was the book we started off with. The clockmakers daughter is set between the 1800’s and the present day.
It’s the summer of 1862, Some young artists follow Edward Radcliffe to Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. They spend a month in This beautiful manor But Things go wrong one woman is shot dead while another disappears. a priceless family heirloom is missing and Edward Radcliffe’s life is left in Ruins
150 years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, finds a satchel that containa two unrelated items: a photograph of a woman in Victorian clothing, a sketchbook that contains a drawing of a house on the bend of a river.
Why isBirchwood Manor so familiar to Elodie? And who is this the woman in the photo? Will she ever give up her secrets?
This book is told by multiple voices while it has a good story line I found myself finding it hard to get in to nothing exciting really happens until right at the end and was a little let down after the hype I gave it 3/5
There was/is lots of hype around this book and while I value and understand what the story was trying to get across and portray I just couldn’t get in to it, the story is About Starr who is African American who lives in a neighbourhood which is at times unsafe, she is sent to a fancy private school where she feels like a different kind of ‘Starr’ and doesn’t discuss her other world she lives in. One night at a party there is a shooting and her and her friend Khalil leave the party he offers her a lift home. On the way home they are pulled over by a white police officer who asks Khalil to get out of his car theres an altercation and Khalil is shot dead and Starr is the only witness. The rest of the story is about Starr fighting for justice. Think this book may be targeted at more of a teenage audience I gave it a 3/5
Wowee this book was one hell of a ride I legit. Could not put it down! Without giving too much away it’s basically about a girl who gets dumped for an ex ouch right?!! Then the loser posts a sex tape of Taylor to the internet!!! I can hear you all gasping and thinking what a turd! Taylor seeks revenge, sabotaging his day to day life but things take a turn for the worst with Taylor ending up fearing for the worst! I recommend this book to anyone who’s been through a bad break up but don’t necessarily condone some of the lengths she goes to! I gave this beauty a 4/5
I can not recommend this book enough I love love loved it from start to finish and can’t remember the last time I was moved to tears multiple times! The book is set in 1974 from the point of view of thirteen year old Leni who watches her Father struggling with life after being in the Vietnam war, her mother and her watch him have mood swings bad dreams and generally angry at the world in general. Ernt Allbright decides to pack up his family and move to Alaska for a ‘simpler’ life, little do they know it will be a life they were not at all prepared for! Kaneq is a tight knit Alaskan community that welcome them with open arms but Ernt is reluctant for help. Alaska becomes another character of the book with Kristin Hannah’s beautiful description of its terrain, wildlife and seasons, winter being the biggest test for the Allbright’s Leni and her mother fear for their lives as Ernt’s temper is pushed to the limits. This book is about survival and love. Please please do yourself a favour and read this amazingly beautiful written book it definitely does not disappoint! I gave it a 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wow um literally do not where to start with this one seeing mixed reviews online I thought I’d give it a read… The two main characters Louise and Lavinia from two totally different worlds, Louise holds down multiple jobs with the dream of becoming a writer some day she lives in an apartment in a not so nice area of New York where she is daily cat called by the creep in her building and then there’s Lavinia living the high life (literally) living in a fancy up town New York Apartment supported by Mummy and Daddy, she lives her life partying with New York’s elite, wearing expensive clothes with not a care in the world. Louise and Lavinia’s lives collide one day seeing Lavinia taking Louise under her wing and that’s where things get super weird…Lavinia takes her to all the fanciest parties, lends her clothes and even her drugs! Lavinia becomes obsessive and demanding of Louise’s time. I don’t want to give too much away but know it goes down a dark dark path. I enjoyed the book for the most part but glad it was only a short 200 something page book I don’t think much more could of been packed in. I gave it 3/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ K ♥️🤓
Non – Fiction crime lovers will love this book, I myself while it was very well written and researched I struggled to read it. The book is written by Michelle McNamara a true crime enthusiast with her own website dedicated to it becomes obsessed with a case that happened over 30 decades ago in California in the 70’s that case being of the Golden State Killer as she names him but known to the Police/Detectives involved as the EAR (East Area Rapist) the book delves in to each horrific murder/rape, the investigation the evidence which they had very little of as the EAR left very little to track. I guess also knowing that unfortunately Michelle dies accidentally of a prescription drug overdose in her sleep most of the novel is just her notes that she left behind which meant she never got to catch him. So In conclusion I think my genre of books is definitely that of fictional I guess I just like to read something that takes me away into another world. If you’re a fan of crime novels and ones that are a true story then give this one a read.
First of all I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but OMG this one is oh so pretty I had to buy it! I was very pleasantly surprised to find out the story was just as beautiful! Alice Hart grows up in a dis functional home by the ocean and sugar cane fields. Her father is troubled and has quite the temper and Alice’s mother well she speaks through flowers which she passes on to her. There’s a fire which sees Alice sent to live with her grandmother at a native flower farm where she will learn secrets from the past, find love lose love but ultimately finds herself. This book is so well written and has beautiful illustrations on the pages as you read I literally could not put this one down! Highly recommend this beauty!