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  • Title: The House at Riverton
  • Author: Kate Morton
  • ISBN: 9780330448444
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, it s 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.The novel is full of secrets some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantThe House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, it s 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.The novel is full of secrets some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier It s also a meditation on memory and the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history.
    The House at Riverton The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey it s the story of an aristocratic family a house a mysterious death and a way of l

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    1. I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton s debut novel The House at Riverton if I had not already experienced the greater expression of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work, but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story, it tends to make her characterizations a bit flat The story of the Hartford family, focused on the sisters Hannah and Emmeline is told by Grace, a servant to the family for many years Her unequa [...]

    2. An enjoyable story and a beautiful historical setting marred by clumsy story telling, overbearing foreshadowing, and an emotional disconnect with characters.

    3. Whooshing like a wind through a tunnel, an angry wind that drags behind it a summer storm, rushing towards me, faster and faster It is my past, and it is coming for me It is everywhere in my ears, behind my eyes, pushing my ribs Grace is 98 years old and living in a nursing facility when a visit from a young film producer compels her to relive her past a past that is full of secrets that she has kept to herself for the last seventy years Her story begins pre World War I in England, when at the a [...]

    4. The House at Riverton tells the story of a Manor House in Essex during WW1 and the beginning of the 1920s, told from the perspective of a housemaid, now 98 and living in an old people s home in 1999 When she finds out that a film is being made of a tragic event at the house the suicide of a young poet who fought in the war she recounts her memories leading up to that night, and the part she played in it.Of course, the story is not as simple as that, and many secrets have been kept for almost 100 [...]

    5. I wanted to read this book because it looked as if it had a lot of elements I really enjoy Gothic type mystery, haunted house, family secrets, World War I, the 1920s The book concerns sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, aristocratic children who grow up over the course of the book They chafe at the constraints of their class and find themselves floundering in the chaos of the 1920s The other main character in the book is the narrator Grace, a housemaid at Riverton She has her own unique connec [...]

    6. This book is a must read for lovers of historical novels and enthralling, well written, atmospheric mysteries, The House at Riverton is a literary feast for those who love writers like Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan or Daphne DuMaurier and books reminiscent of The Forsythe Saga, Upstairs,Downstairs and Water for Elephants In this page turner of a novel, beautifully written and evocative of the era in England prior to and after World War 1, the author succeeds in weaving a complex tale of passion, j [...]

    7. I wanted to like this High drama and love triangles at the country estate of a rich family during the Edwardian era all ending in the famous suicide on the family estate of a post war poet What could go wrong Well, as it turns out, it could feel like a cobbled together collection of Upstairs Downstairs stereotypes, played out female character archetypes, and plot twists and sub plots that, after lots of set up, amount to very little Also, the book is told in flashbacks, and there were structure [...]

    8. This was a good historical read, it has a double story going on for the main character I liked the good ending.

    9. I had such high hopes Our heroine, Grace, now a feisty but failing 98, spent her early life at Riverton House in the service of the Ashbury familyd then spent her adult life trying to forget about them However, she s contacted by a filmmaker about the mysterious suicide of a World War I poet that occurred at the estate back in 1924 Is the set of the Riverton drawing room accurate What was it like being a housemaid Does Grace have any insight into the circumstances of the suicide Why did the two [...]

    10. Me gust much simo este libro Amo el estilo de escritura de Kate Morton, y en este se lo puede apreciar al m ximo Las fotograf as nos obligan a contemplar a las personas antes de que su destino las abrume, antes de que conozcan su final.La historia empieza un poco lenta me cost engancharme En algunas partes tambi n se me hizo un poco pesado Sin embargo, la prosa, el marco y los personajes me hicieron mantenerme sumergido en las p ginas hasta altas horas de la madrugada A partir de la segunda mita [...]

    11. I liked the idea of this book but thought it was sloppily thought out and executed Stop reading here if you haven t read this book yet as spoilers follow I mean, really, Hannah couldn t throw the gun in the lake rather than shooting her lover Grace couldn t tell Hannah that she didn t know shorthand and got someone else to tell her what the first note said And why did Hannah think Grace knew shorthand, anyway She put a lot of work into learning it herself I don t recall her ever teaching Grace [...]

    12. Me ha encantado , es de esos libros que te dejan un buen sabor de boca y que ha merecido la pena leer No cuesta leerlo pero s engancharse Al principio trata de contar como empez todo para entender la historia y eso quiz s sea m s lento, pero enseguida te enganchas a la trama y ah ya no puedes parar.

    13. I really enjoyed this book and Wow The ending was so shocking I was not expecting it There were so many secrets in this book which made it very suspenseful I just loved the characters, Hannah was very mysterious and Emmeline was very wild Grace is a maid and she doesn t want to tell her story about The House at Riverton which is a film and they try to get information from her about her stay There was a lot of deaths in this book, but of course there is going to be when Grace who is 98 tells her [...]

    14. Seriously this story killed me Kate Morton writes such beautifully tragic stories They move at a slower pace but ending is so worth it I m just going to take a moment to shed some tears and process this story.Love listening to this on audio, I feel like I should be drinking some tea and eating cookies.Cheers mate

    15. Libro con muy buena narrativa pero que entretiene lo justo Es la suma de pasajes de la vida de la protagonista en su juventud, que a trav s de recuerdos que van siendo gatillados por distintas situaciones, van dando forma a la trama de la novela El libro no est mal, pero hay aspectos que no me gustaron mucho, como el hecho de que el principal suceso de la novela, anunciado incluso en su contraportada, apenas ocupa las ltimas p ginas del libro, y uno llega a l un poco cansado de tantos recuerdos [...]

    16. A great historical fiction piece about a rich high society family with a deep dark secret hidden for decades This one was a real page turner and the ending was worth the build up of what The Secret was.

    17. Wish I could give it 10 StarsMy MusingsWow I finished The House at Riverton a few days ago and I m still trying to process my emotions about the novel I loved, loved it since I gave the book the highest rating that exists here, but my emotions are still roiling An omission of truth led to tragic consequences But great British Gothic stories are almost always tragic, aren t they I loved how Kate Morton paid homage to one of my favorite novels, Rebecca, Upstairs, Downstairs even my favorite drama, [...]

    18. I had been excited to try a Kate Morton book for quite some time I d been so sure she d be an author I love that I had already purchased four of her books So it is with regret that I write this review Sigh.I loved Kazuo Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day And I like Downton Abbey So The House at Riverton seemed like a sure bet It actually did feel almost like a mashup of The Remains of the Day, and Downton Abbey, but Riverton was lacking the things that make them great The Remains of the Day has s [...]

    19. 3.5 Wonderfully written, and perfectly set A very english book It had passive drama than I would ve wanted but it is a perfectly enjoyable read, Morton has a lot of talent and a beautiful style I highlighted so many quotes, I won t even count them Special for those with a taste of light mistery and sweet characters Can t round the rate up to four because there are some twists any human can see coming La casa de Riverton cuenta la historia de porque ocurri el suicidio del poeta Robbie Hunter y p [...]

    20. Wonderful characters, setting, plot, I can t say enough I was pleased that I was unable to guess the truth behind the secret at the end of the novel I was surprised at the end which makes a work that much better in my mind If you enjoyed Water For Elephants or The 13th Tale, you will like this work A woman, from modern times, is in a nursing home and circumstances require her to remember her early years as a serving girl in a wealthy, British home during the WWI era The author drifts back and fo [...]

    21. I am listening to this on audiobook, and it is freaking interminable I will finish it because I want to know what all of the heavy handed foreshadowing is leading up to, but I just spent 20 minutes listening to the narrator figure out the identity of her father ON DISC 10 of 16 FFS a mystery whose solution has been blindingly evident to anyone with the most basic of comprehension skills since about Disc 2 Grace is so dumb Seriously Okay I finally finished it I m not sure the final section of a b [...]

    22. This is my second book to read by Kate Morton I absolutely love this author The House At Riverton has great characters and is basically just a great story which is extremely well told I loved Grace s character and her telling of the story of the lives of the inhabitants at Riverton, both the descriptions of upstairs and downstairs in the great house and the various characters from both walks of life The story is full of mystery and family secrets and had me hooked, absorbed and engrossed from be [...]

    23. I loved this book insane amounts It s everything I wished that Julian Fellowes Belgravia had been able to be although I did like Belgravia It also gave me my Downton Abbey time period fix without being overly soap opera or unrealistic The character of Hannah is one I adored and will think about for some time to come, as I will many of the characters As I was reading, I found it extremely easy to assign actors to the roles in my mind, which I do enjoy doing I obviously know the time periods are t [...]

    24. 4,5 stars O Segredo da Casa de Riverton foi a primeira obra que Kate Morton apresentou ao p blico Foi com este livro que o sucesso da autora se fez sentir pela primeira vez e at hoje, todas as suas obras t m tido muito sucesso por esse mundo fora Apesar de n o ter sido o primeiro livro da autora que li, n o podia deixar de ler as restantes obras que a autora tem no mercado e por isso dentro dos dois livros que me faltavam ler, escolhi este para primeiro, por raz es muito simples foi o primeiro a [...]

    25. 4.5 rounded down I thoroughly enjoyed this novel, even though I could feel it inevitably picking up speed to a tragic conclusion, I wanted to read it than any other of the several books I am currently reading, and it read fast Told from the perspective of a 14 year old girl sent to serve as a maid at a great estate in the Edwardian era, it lovingly detailed her world and her interactions with the family she served The characters all felt real, flawed but wonderfully engaging, and the story sust [...]

    26. Morton s novels are always fun reads for me and this one didn t disappoint With shades of du Maurier s Rebecca and the BBC s Downton Abbey, the book was a wonderful mystery We meet Grace at the end of her life She is living out her days at a retirement home when she finds out a movie is being made about a dramatic event that happened in her youth As a teenager Grace worked as a house maid at a large manor, Riverton, in the English countryside A young poet committed suicide at the home one night [...]

    27. The House at Riverton tells the story of the family who lived at Riverton during the beginning of the 20th century, through the eyes of a servant, Grace Grace, who is in her 90s during the present time of this novel, is the narrator of this story and tells the story of what happened to the family at Riverton in flashbacks You are told in the beginning that there was a suicide at the house, and the rest of the story then leads up to what happened at this point During the flashbacks you get glimps [...]

    28. Penso que este foi o 1 livro desta autora mas ainda n o o tinha lido E com muita pena minha posso dizer que foi dos que menos gostei A hist ria n o me desagradou mas acho que se arrastou tempo sem fim, n o era necess rio um livro t o longo nem tantos pormenores para um desfecho que j se adivinhava quase desde o inicio do livro N o dou por mal empregue o tempo mas esperava mais

    29. It wasn t my intention to buy The House at Riverton A salesperson at a local bookstore recommended The Forgotten Garden , also by Kate Morton, but I wasn t sure if it s any good, so I said that I ll read some reviews first and think about it And from what I ve read, The Forgotten Garden is a must read gothic mystery novel I just had to purchase it I told my mom about the book, and she was also excited since we both have similar tastes in books and movies When me and my mom went back to the books [...]

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