Kate Morton – Casa de la Riverton. 1 like. Book. Kate Morton – Casa de la Riverton. Book. 1 person likes this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for. Verano de Durante una rutilante fiesta de la alta sociedad en Riverton Manor, un joven y prometedor poeta se quita la vida. Invierno de Grace. The House at Riverton is the first novel by Australian author Kate Morton, published in the United Kingdom by Pan Macmillan in June It has been selected.
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Rivertoh helps kare keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars.
Perfect for fans of “Downton Abbey,” ktae the story of an aristocratic family, a house, a mysterious death, and a way of life that vanished forever, told in flashback by a woman who witnessed it all.
The novel is full of secrets – some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romanti The House at Riverton is a gorgeous debut novel set in England between the wars. The novel is full of secrets – some revealed, others hidden forever, reminiscent of the romantic suspense of Daphne du Maurier.
It’s also a meditation on memory and the devastation of war and a beautifully rendered window into a fascinating time in history. Paperbackpages. Published June 15th by Pan first published Riverton ManorUnited Kingdom.
La casa de Riverton / The House at Riverton: A Novel
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I xe one question. Who is the father of Grace’s daughter? That was never made clear in the book.
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She tells Ursula …more The father of Kat daughter is a mortpn named John, whom Grace discusses with Ursula, the filmmaker, on pp. She tells Ursula he was a public servant and that they never should’ve been married.
I dare say I wasn’t much of a wife, either. I’d never intended to marry, you see. I wasn’t at all prepared. She says, “That’s the way things were pa back then. Lucky for us war intervened and we were spared the charade. And that during the four years they were away, Ruth was cared for by an elderly Anglican minister and his wife.
Later in the conversation, Ursula asks if John was killed in the war. But our marriage was. Times had changed by then.
Everyone had seen and done so much. It seemed rather pointless to remain joined to a spouse one didn’t care for. He moved to America and married the sister cawa a GI he’d met in France. Poor fellow; he was killed soon after in a road accident. Not on my account. It was so long ago. I barely remember him, you know. Odd snatches of memory, more like dreams. It’s Ruth who misses him. She’s never forgiven me.
This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [Did anybody else catch that Ursula’s filmmaker grandmother, who came from America for the premiere was named Florence, “a distant relation”? Hannah’s daughter was named Florence. Rivwrton hide spoiler ]. So, yes, that was a hidden gem in this tangled web of …more Mortn some point Ursula says that her grandmother Florence was at Riverton the night Robbie died. So, yes, that was a hidden gem in this tangled web of a mystery!
See all 14 questions about The House at Riverton…. Lists with This Book. I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton’s debut novel The House at Riverton more if I had not already experienced the greater lw of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden. Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work, but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story, it tends to make her characterizations a bit flat.
The story of the Hartford family, focused on the sisters Hannah and Emmeline is told by Grace, a servant to the family for many years. Her I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton’s debut novel The House at Riverton cwsa if I had not already experienced the greater mprton of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden.
Her unequal social relationship to the sisters keeps her at a distance and their experiences are relayed through her limited perspective. While I ve the detail taken to illuminate the differences in the lives of the social classes, it seemed to take the novel a long time to build up tension around the incident at the heart of the book’s mystery. The last quarter of the book moved along well, but by that time many of the hints throughout the book had answered most of the questions, just the details remained to be filled in.
The use of foreshadowing became a bit repetitive, giving the book the feel of a serial rivertno times. The book tantalizes us with interesting details about choices she made as a woman that seemed much more interesting to me. How did she transform from a Victorian lady’s maid into an independent career-minded woman, exploring the world as an archeologist?
What happened in her relationship with her daughter Ruth over the years? How did she and Alfred find each other after over half a lifetime and how had their relationship changed?
Unfortunately we didn’t get to experience Grace’s character growth within the story itself. View all 31 comments. Dec 15, Hope rated it it was ok. An enjoyable story and a beautiful historical setting marred by clumsy story telling, overbearing foreshadowing, and an emotional disconnect with characters. View all 9 comments. Mar 24, Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was such a delight to read!
I absolutely loved every single second I spent in this universe, and I could have gone on reading forever The book includes many characters. I tend to get confused by that, but thankfully all of them were well developed in this case.
They had different personalities and character traits, so I was able to easily tell them apart and picture them in my head. The Relationships between each of them were all kept on a dde level. None of them were too close or to This was such a delight to read! None of them were kae close or too distant.
The writing style was very nice and “comfortable” to read.
It was perfect for the time period the story plays in, and I felt like I was a part of this world. The transitions between the past and the present were done very well and it all fit together better than I would have expected. I also liked how some script pages, letters, E-Mails and articles were added into the story.
This helped to explain some of the background stories in an easy way. I can’t stand it when characters have conversations in which they provide huge amounts of information to each other including every single little detail! It’s always so awkward and unnatural. By providing these little extra snippets, the author prevented those stiff interactions in a simple, but smart way.
I riverto the romances that took place believable as well, and also rather “tender”. I can’t explain exactly what I mean by that; I was just touched by it in some way. It made me feel things – which does mean a lot, since I’m normally not too overly excited about the romance aspects in a book. These developing relationships had an appropriate speed especially for the time period and was kept at a convincing level.
There are also two portrayals of the aftereffects of the First World War. Those weren’t done unnecessarily dramatic or over the top, either. They were kept at bay to a believable pointand I really liked and appreciated that. Rigerton only little thing I have to complain about is the lack of mention of the characters ages. I sometimes wasn’t sure how old I should picture them.
I would have liked a clearer distinction of the age differences between each of them and between the years that passed. This is such a tiny little thing, though.
The House at Riverton
It didn’t really intervene with my reading experience. I truly developed a big love for everyone involved at Riverton Manor, and I absolutely just need a movie or TV-Show based on this fantastic book! View mofton 14 comments. Sep 19, Dem rated it really liked it Shelves: This is My guilty pleasure and my go to novel when I am in need of a little tender reading care.