December 12, 2011

Life of a Lady's Maid

I just finished reading The House at Riverton by Kate Morton and I am so happy I included this book on my list. I will be the first to admit it was a little random for my list and I can't even remember where I heard about this book!

The story takes place in London during WW1 and after. The narrator is Grace who is 98 years but takes you back in time to her days when she started as a house servant when she was just 14 years old. Throughout the entire novel you hear of the lives of the "rich" and highly honored people of that time. But just like in our modern times now all that you may think of those people is not always correct.

All throughout the story Grace keeps referring to a secret she has kept her entire life that has to do with the family and I'll be honest - I was getting a little frustrated because it took so long to get to it but it was worth it. The author writes so you are completely wrapped up in the time period and does a wonderful job of keeping you interested!

I don't want to give too much away but for those of you who love historical books you must read this one!

Overall grade - an A+. Not only did I love the writing style but the author managed to keep me intrigued and I was dying to read every time :)


Staci said...

Thanks for sharing! :-)


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