The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

Edie Burchill’s terrible sense of direction contributes to her passing the gates of Middlehurst Castle near a small English village miles from her London home.   She had only recently learned that her mother had spent two years at the castle after being evacuated from London during WWII.  Edie spends the night in the village and the next day tours the castle and meets the three elderly sisters who still live there.   Edie’s mother is less than forthcoming about her stay at Middlehurst but Edie  is determined to learn more about her mother and the crumbling castle.  Her curiosity angers her mother but as the story continues the two woman draw closer together.   Moving between present day and the war years the story is progresses very satisfactorily towards the ending, tying up all the loose ends along the way.   You’ll be engrossed with both stories, past and present and  won’t want to put these characters away.

Karen – Fort Mill                       ISBN 9781439152782

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