Chick Lit · Historical fiction · Romance

The House at Riverton…not half bad

Title: The House at Riverton Author: Kate Morton Published: Washington Square Press/2009 Genre: Historial Fiction Length: 470 pages Rating: 5.5/10 I found an autographed copy of Kate Morton’s debut novel, The House at Riverton, at Books Inc. in Berkeley, CA. I had Morton’s newer release, The Forgotten Garden, on my wishlist already and couldn’t pass up an autographed copy of her first… Continue reading The House at Riverton…not half bad

Historical fiction · Mystery

The Little Stranger…wonderfully spooky!

Title: The Little Stranger Author: Sarah Waters Published: Riverhead Trade, 2010 Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction Length: 463 pages Rating: 7/10 The Little Stranger appeared on my recommended reading list over and over. It received some recognition too–New York Times “Notable Book of 2009” and it was shortlisted for “The Man Booker Prize.” And Stephen King had commented, “The best book… Continue reading The Little Stranger…wonderfully spooky!

Historical fiction · Mystery

The Thirteenth Tale…a romantic ghost story?

Title: The Thirteenth Tale Author: Diane Setterfield Published: Washington Square Press, 2007 Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery Length: 432 pages Rating: 7/10 I found The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield in Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach last summer. I’d heard good things about it, but the description on the book jacket was cumbersome & I honestly wasn’t sure how much I was… Continue reading The Thirteenth Tale…a romantic ghost story?