What are you reading?

I'm about a third of the way through The Distant Hours by Kate Morton and I'm still waiting for the story to get going.   Miss Morton likes to pad out her books with 100 words when 10 would do.  My sister said to keep reading so read I will but I sure hope something is going to happen soon.

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a thirteen year old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe, and taken to live at Millderhurst Castle with the Blythe family. Fifty years later, Edie too is drawn to Milderhurst and the eccentric Sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiance in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it...


  1. It's worth it in the end. I've got The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Bill Bryson's Home and Heartstone all on the go just now.

  2. Thats on my 'must read' list so I will be interested to hear your verdict! I'm reading 'The Time Travellers Wife' at the moment and found it a bit of a struggle at first but now I can't put it down :) I will watch the film version when I've finished.

    (Ruth I *LOVED* The Memory Keepers Daughter!!)

  3. I discussed this book with Ruth, as she was reading it at the same time as me....she's right- it IS worth it in the end...I was very tempted to give up on it myself, though!
    Alison xx

  4. Loved this book - one of the best I read last year - keep going with it.

  5. Keep going! I know its a bit tedious at times but well worth the read. I loved it, and her other books too!


Post a Comment