THE DISTANT HOURS
YOU had me at the first paragraph.
This is only the second Kate Morton book I’ve read, and some of the imagery is just so delicious I want to read it over and over.
Edie Burchill works at a tiny two- person publishing company in Notting Hill.
She doesn’t get along too well with her mother, but when a longlost letter is found and re- sent, swathes of secrets are unearthed. Secrets that have cloaked her mother’s past when, as an evacuee in World War II, she was chosen by the rather enigmatic Juniper Blythe from Milderhurst Castle.
The Distant Hours follows the unravelling of the secrets in modern time, alongside how they happened in the past.
It’s brilliantly told, beautifully mastered, and quite often I was so immersed I simply forgot I was reading – the kind of escape we all deserve.
How deep are your secrets? How do they affect others? After reading this you could almost be tempted to blurt them all out.
And as for the distant hours, what exactly are they? You’ll have to find out for yourself.
As for myself, I’ll be picking up another Kate Morton tale tomorrow. + Get your discounted copy of The Distant Hours using the coupon below