It's been a while since I blogged about the books I've been reading so there's a bit of catching up to do. My most recent read has been The House at Riverton by Kate Morton and I have to say that it's been a long time since I enjoyed a novel this much!
Grace Bradley arrived at Riverton in 1914 as a 14 year old ready to take on her first role as a house-maid. What she didn't expect at the time was how much Riverton would become part of her life and also change it in a way that she could not forget. The book flips between Grace's time at Riverton and her memories that are stirred when she is ninety-eight and approached by a young director that is making a film about Riverton and a poet's suicide there.
The events and experiences at RIverton are written about beautifully and I found myself becoming so wrapped up in them that it almost felt strange when suddenly we were transported back to the nursing home where Grace is now living. The detail that was included about her former life was fascinating and gave a lovely insight to what it must have been like to have worked in a house like RIverton.
This truly is a beautiful book and it was so lovely to read something that I became so wrapped up in. definitely worth a read if you come across a copy.