This is the third and most recent book by Kate Morton. It is told via alternating a first person modern account with various third person historical accounts during World War II. Set in England, it revolves around the ancestral home of the Blythe Sisters. True to her other books there is a touch of mystery and a smattering of romance. Morton methodically, and in great detail, describes what each character is thinking and feeling. At one point it felt like the plot was not progressing, but as the story unfolded, I was convinced that it had been necessary in order for the events and character motivations to be plausible to the reader. As I read, I felt a great sadness for the characters, but was happily surprised that Morton was able to tie up the loose ends of the book in a manner that left me with a taste of hope. As usual with this author, I lost sleep because I had a hard time putting it down.
One thing I appreciate about this author is that she for the most part includes what is essential for the plot without gratuitous language, sex, and violence.
In this book, Morton continues to keep her language pretty clean.
Sexual content consists of an affair and relationship between an unmarried couple, but there are no graphic details or descriptions of the content. There is an implied lesbian/homosexual relationship, but no details.
Violence consists of some deaths. Most are referred to and not described. One death has some details provided, but they are relevant to the plot.
Mature Subject Matter:
Parent-Child relationships; World War II; lesbian/homosexual relationship.
Alcohol / Drug Use: