I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Thrilled that I purchased this book! Love the history and the old castle! Could not wait to listen each day. The book was very long and I like that. Would recommend!
The ending of the book is absolutely overwhelming. Like a train wreck, I saw it coming and couldn't look away. That being said, it was the most appropriate ending.
Caroline Lee is perfect for all of Kate Morton's books. I have listened to several of her books and have enjoyed Caroline's performance in all of them.
This book made me laugh and cry. It kept me riveted as do all of Kate's books.
Kate Morton is a master of time travel and mystery, I am an avid mystery reader and she keeps me guessing to the end.
I have only listened to the audio version and it was fantastic!
The descriptions were so vivid that I felt transported. The feelings and emotions were so well defined that it captured the soul and held it for ransom!
I have not.
I was constantly wanting to get away to listen and could have just listened all at once!
The story is refreshing and mysterious and the end has a twist that you won't see coming!
The Distant Hours is a story that twines the past with the present and influences the future. It is a story about the importance of family and the need to protect them at all costs. If you like Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights or the Thirteenth Tale, you will enjoy Kate Morton and The Distant Hours.
Tried to read printed version after listening to audio twice. Did not have time to finish.
Her voice gives life to the characters.
Great story that drew you into the characters. Reallly good.
A great journey that carries you along as the story unfolds. An excellent holiday story that will take you far away and into the world the author so deftly creates. She paints the story with excellent descriptive language that captures your imagination and you find yourself downstream anticipating the next place to visit.
In this her third novel, even though you expect that you have her measure, ..you don't. Morton is master of her style and this is as good as the earlier two. Keep reading Morton.
critical book reader
Morton's is brilliant with descriptions, exposition, emotions, observations, verbal portraiture, BUT as many people mentioned, she was very slow with the plot and the coherence of the story.
On the other end, the happy end without the imminent and immediate connection with the past line is a plus. It is quite satisfying to read that people can move on with their lives and pursue their most coveted dreams!