The House at Riverton (author Kate Morgan)
I chose it, from the hospital cart in the lobby, for it’s title. I was captivated by the book all the way through. Kate Morgan plays her hand well. While I was able to figure out one mystery, the climax of the story came almost at the end. Very well written.
The story line regards a lady’s maid, a poor child, whose mother once was a maid at Riverton. It unfolds almost immediately with our heroine’s fascination with the children who visit the manor.
The aspect I truly enjoyed is how the author can capture the heart of the old person. The lesson for me is that I need to pay attention, everyone is special.
“I like Sylvia. She’s one of the few people able to look beyond the lines on my face to see the 20 year old.”
“…time erases real lives, leaving only vague imprints. Blood and spirit fade away so that only names and dates remain. “
This is a true to life (fiction) novel about the ending of Victorian ways and Edwardian times. Anyone interested in reading about how life once was will enjoy this New York Times Bestseller. Well done, Kate Morgan!