Possible read-along on The House at Riverton

Here is the synopsis on Goodreads:

Summer 1924

On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999

Grace Bradley, ninety-eight, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet’s suicide. Ghosts awaken and old memories – long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace’s mind – begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent twenties, The House at Riverton is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.

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If you follow this blog, you may remember how ecstatic I was at the reading of The Forgotten Garden in May. And Kate Morton has a brand new book coming out in October, The Secret Keeper!

So it’s time to catch up with her other books I have not read yet. To do so, I’d like to know if some of you would be interested in a read-along.

The book has 4 parts, about 160 pages each, so we could have a discussion on each part every Monday, either in October or November.

I will provide questions ahead of time, as I think it’s easier to think about your answers to the questions as you read the book.

If you are interested in doing this read-along with me,
please write your name,
blog address if you have,
and your email address [so that I can contact you when this is ready to go]
in a comment below – before Aug 31.
Tell me also if you prefer October or November,
and if any other day of the week would be more convenient to you.

LOOKING FORWARD TO READ THIS BOOK WITH YOU!

UPDATE!
there WILL BE a read-along of The House At Riverton,
in November.
Click here to know more about it.

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11 thoughts on “Possible read-along on The House at Riverton

  1. This would be my first read-along and I think this is a good book to start. Oct. or Nov. would be fine. I have no website but will follow e-mail. Loved Bookbath’s Paris in July. Introduced me to a number of good blogs. Enjoying yours. Thanks.

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  2. I hadn’t heard of this book before, but many of my GoodReads friends have given it high ratings. I like historical fiction and would like to join in this read-along 🙂 November is better than October, but if more people vote for October, that’ll be fine.
    I’m Chinoiseries at Always cooking up something / http://www.chinoiseries.net and my email is zenissima at gmail dot com.

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    • Thanks for your reply. Have you read any other book by Kate Morton? she writes so well! No one has specified yet a month, so November would work so far, and I would be delighted to have you join us.

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  3. Oh man, I’m in! I’ve read both The Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours and I loved them! I’ve been looking forward to reading this one too. Here’s my info…

    Melissa
    http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/
    avidreader25@gmail [dot] com
    I would definitely prefer November, but I could probably swing either.
    Mondays would be perfect for me!

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  4. Pingback: Two great upcoming novels: Flight Behavior; The Secret Keeper « Words And Peace

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