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eBook The House at Riverton (Center Point Platinum Romance (Large Print)) download ISBN: 1602852049
Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Center Point Pub; LRG edition (June 1, 2008)
Language: English
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Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
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Kate Morton is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The House at Riverton, The Forgotten . Current summaries compare this novel to Downton Abbey but The House of Riverton was written years before -- and did it much better. The upstairs-downstairs dynamic.

Kate Morton is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper, The Lake House, and The Clockmaker’s Daughter. She is a native Australian, holds degrees in dramatic art and English literature. The glimpse of English gentry just before and then after World War I, class uprising and suffrage changed everything.

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The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars. It is the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all and kept a secret for decades.

The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between . This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of it. . It is the story of an aristocratic family. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. This debut page-turner from Australian Morton recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants. At 14, Grace Reeves leaves home to work for her mother's former employers at Riverton House. She is the same age as Hannah, the headstrong middle child who visits her uncle, Lord Ashbury, at Riverton House with her siblings Emmeline and David.

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The House at Riverton by Kate Morton. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. one of my favourite authors. Just the right amount of nostalgia, mystery, and a haunting ending that will stay with you. A must-read for anyone who enjoys Downton Abbey. has a cheesy cover, but it's really good, I promise. My kind of summer read. The House at Riverton: A NovelNOOK Book. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The House at Riverton: A Novel by Kate Morton at Barnes & Noble.

In the summer of 1924, at a glittering party held at Riverton House, a young poet shot himself. The only witnesses were sisters Hannah and Emmeline -- and Grace, a young housemaid.

In 1999, Grace is ninety-eight years old and living in a nursing home when a young director making a film about the events of that summer visits her. Grace is taken back to Riverton House where memories that she had long ago consigned to the dark reaches of her mind begin to sneak back through the cracks.

Full of secrets and reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier, The House at Riverton is a meditation on memory, and the devastation of war. It is also a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history.

Comments: (7)
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
First off, I'm a fan of this author, but not necessarily this book. The plot centers around an elderly lady Grace, who tells her life story to a movie director - what's so special about her story are the secrets that took place at the House at Riverton, her family heritage, and the loves / lives that lived during that time in the 1920's. The story-line follows this family thru years during the War and the events that impact them and their self-centered lives.

This book almost seems like it was written by 2 different people - the beginning by a novice want-to-be writer, then a Pro writer who comes in and "cleans" everything up, ties it together adds a twist or two and voila the book is completed. Like so many other reviewers stated before me, the first part of the book is hard to follow, does not flow smoothly but then somewhere in the middle it takes a turn and true to this author's reputation it's a great read with a few twists I didn't see coming.

My reason for not giving it more than 3 stars is the beginning, even up to the first half , you will find that you are fighting with yourself to continue to read this book, to get thru the dull for-no-reason- beginning , the confusing dialogue and the "what did I miss" paragraphs where you sometimes feel like you have to go back and re- read it to completely understand it. I found the going back and forth from present to past was not smooth and at times hard to follow now having said that, once you get thru that part, the book does become a fast riveting read, it's just too bad that entire book was not like that.

I say it's ok not her best, save your money if the book's over 5.99.
Ienekan
Just finished this. It's the story of Grace, a young woman who begins serving (at 14) as a housemaid in a grand house very similar to Downton Abbey. Although it's her story, and told primarily from her point of view in a series of (to me, confusing) flashbacks and flashforwards, its glamour and glitz come from the emotionally chaotic lives of the two daughters of the house, Hannah and Emmeline. They, like hundreds of other aristocratic families, suffer the changes wrought on the British nobility with the outcomes of WWI and the rise of the labor class. Its similarities to Downton Abbey were almost overwhelming -- there is even a matriarch named Violet and a chef who is very similar to Downton's Mrs. Patmore. Katie the scullery maid = Daisy. I found the writing compelling but also a little bit desultory, meandering its way along. The story could have been a lot tighter. I began skimming about 3/4 of the way through, eager to be done.
Whitebeard
It's such an engrossing story told by Grace, who is now 98, about her young life as a maid for the Count and Countess of Riverton during WW 1. The characters are very well evolved and intriguing, the details of the "upstairs, downstairs" life fascinating and well researched, the mystery looms throughout, but it was the brilliance of the writing that just got to me. Loved it, or did I already say that?

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I have surprised myself. While moths have torn holes in my recent memories, I find the distant past is sharp and clear. They come often, those ghosts from the past, and I am surprised to find I don't much mind them.

I am crying. After all these years I have begun crying for them. Warm tears seep from my eyes, following the lines of my face until the air dries them, sticky and cool against my skin. Sylvia is with me again. She has brought a tissue and uses it to mop cheerfully at my face. To her these tears are a simple matter of faulty plumbing. Yet another inevitable, innocuous sign of my great age.

"I'm sure she doesn't need relieving. It's special, grandparents and grandchildren So much simpler." Is it always so, I wonder? I think perhaps it is. While one's child takes a part of one's heart to use and misuse as they please, a grandchild is different. Gone are the bonds of guilt and responsibility that burden the maternal relationship. The way to love is free.
Levion
I was tearing through a steady diet of domestic thrillers this month when I had a sudden craving for something different. Something that Kate Morton might write, thought I. I half-heartedly perused online, which did not lack for suggestions. “For fans of Kate Morton” is an enticing promise on many a historical novel. But none could tempt so I just decided to read the original, one-and-only. The House of Riverton is the one that made me a Kate Morton fan and upon revisiting it, I fell in love once again with this haunting story.

Current summaries compare this novel to Downton Abbey but The House of Riverton was written years before --- and did it much better. The upstairs-downstairs dynamic. The glimpse of English gentry just before and then after World War I, class uprising and suffrage changed everything.

Secrets, terrible mistakes, doomed love affairs – it’s all here, irresistibly unfolding before my captive eyes and beguiling me anew as if I had not read it all twice before. The journey and the ending are no less devastating.