Thursday, March 11, 2010

The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton - A Book Review

This past fall I read The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  I only briefly mentioned it as item #13 on my Thursday 13 post.

Since then I read My American Journey:  Colin Powell as well as The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

While I was/am waiting for Em to finish the first Percy Jackson book {{she is almost finished}} I picked up Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton

I loved The House at Riverton for soooooo many reasons, and here are just a few...

1.  I love historical fiction books.
2.  The first half of the book read like "Gone With the Wind" to me.  I know, I hate to compare it to such a classic, but this book, this story, this family... Grace... was beautiful.
3.  The second half of the book was as much of a suspenseful page-turner as I have ever read.  I just couldn't read fast enough!

Not convinced yet?  Check out the 110 5* ratings that it got on Amazon.  It was great!

***** 5 Stars   


T.J. said...

Wow! With even a slight comparison to "Gone With the Wind", I'm going to have to check it out! I'm reading "The Help" right now by Kathryn Stockett and thoroughly enjoying it. AND There have been a few references to Mammy in it already.

Nap Mom said...

Well, it's been a long time since I've read GWTW. However, this family and the war stories... remind me of GWTW. Ususally, I like the plot to keep moving... and not linger too much on setting description... but this time I didn't mind.

Mommy 24/7 said...

I will check it out once I 'm finished I AM OZZY.

SusieQ said...

Sounds like a really good book.. I won't tell you the book I just finished as it has a bad word in the title... but it's a good book. Today I started Black Notice, about a medical examiner who begins with a really dead (2 weeks) body.. I've done several educational book and now it's time for gore...