The way Kate Morton can intertwine history with family secrets and drama is riveting. Loved learning about the different historical periods in the characters lives, and what made them do certain things. Kate gives you the perspective of each of her characters... you are that person, their thoughts & feelings. Her stories are not told by just one person's perspective.
As much as I loved this book, I loved her book The Lake House so much more. It was my first Kate Morton book, and I'm sure it will be hard to beat... you know how your first Love always is :-)
This story weaves decades of love and secrets and family love. What a great story to the very end!!!! Loved it.
A good story if one has patience. Distant Hours could have been so much of a better story. This story evolved a bit too slowly before any of its mysteries were revealed. The author would peak your interest, then leave you wondering for too long, before the story's momentum started picking up again. Kind of like riding a l-o-n-g wave. I found myself losing interest at times with this book. Some of Kate's other mysteries: The Lake House, The Secret Keeper and The Forgotten Garden—were more cohesive and the release of their story and the mysteries they held, were delivered at a far better pace.
Sorry to say this is a dreadful story, with a ending that leaves you not really caring. As always the chorus of words laced together are widely romantic, but they leave you heart cold and uncaring.
What a wonderful book. The dips and dives, turns, and straight ways of this wonderful, sinuous, story keeps you surprised and keeps you coming back to figure out what will happen next!
Got annoyed by the constant trail to another conclusion. By the end I did not care who did what, just wanted the book over. Did not really feel ties to any of the characters.
I am a mom of 4 that loves loves loves my Megan, Colin, Joshua & Aiden baby.
this was a wonderful Story from beginning to end I am hard to trick and it surprised me. the narrator also was very easy to listen to which I greatly appreciate.