The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

The Clockmaker's Daughter

A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House—the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860's until the present day.My real name, no one remembers.The truth about that summer, no one else knows.In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Th...


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TitleThe Clockmaker's Daughter
ISBN9781451649390
Author
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery
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Reviews The Clockmaker's Daughter

  • Diane S ☔
    1970-01-01
    Find your favorite reading spot, grab your beverage of choice, (actually this would be the perfect book to read in front of a fireplace, wrapped in a quilt, watching the snow or rain fall, but I didn't have those choices) and let Kate Morton transport you to Birchwood Manor on the Thames. Yes, she has written about another house, a house that has witnessed great love and unbearable loss, a house that is the repository of many a secret. An immersi...
  • Paromjit
    1970-01-01
    Kate Morton writes a beautiful piece of epic interconnected historical fiction, with a strong fantastical element, through the ages, with the focus on the rambling Birchwood Manor by the Thames. In 1862, the owner of the Manor, the gifted artist, Edward Radcliffe, and a group of bohemian artists spend the summer there, hoping to be artistically inspired. However, it all ends in catastrophe as a woman is murdered, plus the orphaned artistic muse, ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    1970-01-01
    Well, I guess you can tell from my rating that this wasn’t my favorite book by Morton, but it wasn’t bad. Maybe my expectations were simply not in the right place, but I had a difficult time following the jumping timelines and in turn, connecting with the characters. I’ll think on this one a bit more before writing a full review, but fans of her previous work might be appreciative to know going into this that it’s a bit different than her...
  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    A romantic love story, a mystery and a murder Birchwood Manor is located near the Thames and it is at the center of this story and it also holds the truth about what happened one summer in 1862. The house is like a character and has "a voice" that whispers to the reader and makes connections that won't be revealed until later. I kept asking myself, "who is speaking"? That will be revealed later.The story spans from the 1860's to present day and ...
  • Tammy
    1970-01-01
    The discovery of an old photograph kicks off this account about the inhabitants of a manor house which eventually contains a mannerly prescence. An archivist, archeologist, painter and pick pocket are among the people that pepper this tale. Moving between the late 1850’s, early 1860’s, post WWI, WWII and the summer of 2017, Morton’s plot is typically dense and contains a wide variety of characters with fuzzy familial and tangential relation...
  • James
    1970-01-01
    Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors, and when The Clockmaker's Daughter came out this year, I was one of the first to jump on NetGalley to get a copy. I was so excited to be awarded the book and added it to my August reading queue. It made for a good alternate style given I'm also running a children's book readathon this month! Although not my favorite of all her novels, it's an enchanting story and covers a lot of beautiful generations wit...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    When it comes to an author like Kate Morton readers should be well aware that they will find great writing when picking up a new book and that was still the case with The Clockmaker’s Daughter. However, even with lovely writing sometimes things just don’t work for some readers and that would be my dilemma with this one.The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a historical fiction read told from multiple points of view over the course of decades. In the...
  • Dale Harcombe
    1970-01-01
    4 and a half starsThis story of Birchwood Manor and events that happen there is told by several narrators. It comes to the attention of archivist Elodie Winslow, when she finds a leather satchel. Inside are two items that at first appear unrelated. One is a sepia photograph of a woman in Victorian clothing. The other is an artist’s sketchbook that contains a drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. It seems familiar somehow to Elo...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    It was 2017 in London when archivist Elodie Winslow discovered an old but beautiful leather satchel which, on inspection, contained a photograph of a woman in Victorian clothing, and a sketchbook with detailed artwork, including a house by a river. She had no idea why the two items felt so special to her, even making her feel like she was familiar with the house, but Elodie knew she had to find out more.In 1862, a small group of friends, includin...
  • Pauline
    1970-01-01
    The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton is about a murder in the summer of 1862 and in present day a young lady trying to make sense of of the mystery. I enjoy reading this author's books but this story was a little slow for me and didn't have the charm of her previous books. I would like to thank NetGalley and Pan McMillan for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
  • Selena
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy of The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton from Goodreads for my honest review.I was so excited to win this book as I love Kate Morton. The Lake House is exquisite. With The Clockmaker's Daughter is a beautifully written ghost story that intertwines different time periods and a lot of different characters. The main character being, the clockmaker's daughter. The house, Birchwood Manor, which is located on the bank of the T...
  • Erin Clemence
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Kate Morton returns with her new novel, “The Clockmaker’s Daughter”. Of course, being Kate Morton, she delights a reader with powerful, descriptive imagery and settings, a creative plot and beautiful language, as she spins a delightful historical tale. In 1862, a group of young people take up residence in “Birchwood M...
  • Donna
    1970-01-01
    First of all, I want to say that I am a HUGE Kate Morton fan. I have loved pretty much every book she has written, and I have recommended her books to so many people. That said, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a major disappointment. I could barely finish it and only kept going because it was Kate Morton, and I was sure it would get better. It didn't.There are far too many characters to keep track of in this story, and there are at least four or fiv...
  • Nadia
    1970-01-01
    This is a very challenging book to review. It was brilliant in places, captivating, beautifully written and full of interesting characters, but... it was waaaay too long. The main premise of the book is actually an interesting one, once we finally get to it! There are so many side stories and supporting characters that for more than one third of the book I was convinced I was reading a different story to the one described in the synopsis. The st...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON OCTOBER 9."An old house, an old sketch book, an old murder, an old photograph, and a lot of mysteries. Who doesn’t love all of those?THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER has it all. I do have to say despite the brilliant ending and marvelous story line, the book was difficult to follow, but it all worked out in the end.Anyone who loves Kate Morton, who likes to unravel a book's story line, and who can wait until it all comes toget...
  • Diane S ☔
    1970-01-01
    Review soon.
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    1970-01-01
    Title: The Clockmaker's DaughterSeries: StandaloneAuthor: Kate MortonRelease date: October 9, 2018Cliffhanger: No“Down the winding lane and across the meadow broad, to the river they went with their secrets and their sword . . .”Kate Morton is a master storyteller with the ability to draw out each character equally in exquisitely fine detail. Each person's heartaches, and soul searching moments were bound together within the walls of an ench...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    I'm a big Kate Morton fan, so I've been waiting with bated breath for her newest to come out. I was fortunate to get an early copy (thanks, Netgalley!) of THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER, which I enjoyed. Maybe not as much as Morton's others, but I still really liked it.The book has a slightly different format than Morton's other novels, although it's similar in theme and style. Although it has a number of different narrators, the star of this story re...
  • Suzanne
    1970-01-01
    This is the first Kate Morton book I've read so maybe people who are fans of her previous books will enjoy it more. I'm often drawn to books which move between time periods and like seeing how the different characters end up connected. It's intriguing to see the line stretching across time between people as the result of the actions they take. However, with this book, there were so many characters and so many time periods to keep track of! I read...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    1970-01-01
    ‘As he looked at her, and she looked at the house, something in the way the leaves of the maple caught the sun and illuminated the woman beneath it made his heart ache and expand, and he realised that he wanted to tell her, too, that by some strange twist it was the very meaninglessness of life that made it all so beautiful and rare and wonderful. That for all its savagery – because of its savagery – war had brightened every colour. That wi...
  • Lauren Jenkins
    1970-01-01
    Soooooooo good! ⭐⭐⭐⭐I wish Kate Morton existed in a world set adjacent to us where she operated at 2x speed and we would have new books from her twice as often.The Clockmaker's Daughter is special. The intricacies of the story weave tangled tales that intersect and come together in a very satisfying way. I'm inspired now to go back and re-read all Kate's previous novels. Soooooooo good! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I wish Kate Morton existed...
  • Marianne
    1970-01-01
    4.5★sThe Clockmaker’s Daughter is the sixth novel by Australian author, Kate Morton. When bank archivist Elodie Winslow opens a long-forgotten box, she’s fascinated by the contents, in particular a leather satchel containing a sketch book and a photograph of a beautiful young woman. While it should relate somehow to the founder of Stratton, Cadwell & Co., James Stratton, it is apparent that some items belonged to nineteenth-century-artist, ...
  • Lindsey Gandhi
    1970-01-01
    After reading The Secret Keeper I became a huge Kate Morton fan. When I saw she had a new book coming out I just had to get my hands on it. And as with The Secret Keeper, she does not disappoint in The Clockmaker's Daughter."People value shiny stones and lucky charms, but they forget that the most powerful talismans of all are the stories we tell to ourselves and to others."Kate Morton is a beautiful, gifted and magical storyteller. She mixes rom...
  • Lorri Steinbacher
    1970-01-01
    Due out in October, this hits all the Morton sweet spots: mouldering Victorian mansion, a story that shifts back and forth in time, secrets and lies, a mystery that unspools with gorgeous prose and unforgettable characters. Add to that formula a brooding, brilliant artist (in the 1860's) and a young archivist about to enter into an ill-advised marriage and you have the perfect summer read for historical fiction fans. Highly recommended.
  • Paula Sealey
    1970-01-01
    What a wonderful story! This book held me captive with its involving plot, richly described settings and wonderful characters. I can only guess at the amount of work Kate Morton put into this story, which deftly brings a myriad of characters together to solve the mystery of what happened at Birchwood Manor some 150 years ago. It is not a quick read by any means. With different settings and time leaps you do need to stay on the ball, but I loved i...
  • Natasha Lester
    1970-01-01
    One of her best books. Loved it.
  • Liviu
    1970-01-01
    This is a hard novel to review as on the one hand it has the most beautiful prose of the author's novels while on the other hand it is the least "Kate Morton" like book in terms of execution, so I greatly enjoyed it in itself as a wonderful fantasy with both contemporary and historical sections (didn't count but I estimate about half the book is narrated by a ghost - as it is fairly obvious after the first few pages that the title character is su...
  • Cathy
    1970-01-01
    The Clockmaker’s Daughter switches frequently between different time periods and points of view, some of the latter being introduced for the first time quite a long way into the book.  The first person narrator referred to in the book description as ‘a woman who stands outside time’ may require the willing suspension of disbelief by some readers; others will find it intriguing and inventive.  I enjoyed this narrator’s mischievous natur...
  • Erika Robuck
    1970-01-01
    A 'book hangover' is a condition resulting in an inability to begin a new book because one is so absorbed by the last. THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER has given me a terrible case, and I don't see an end in sight.Kate Morton is the master of the multi-period mystery. Every time I pick up one of her novels, I'm eager to see if she'll be able to weave her magic, and every time she succeeds. Morton knows her characters so intimately, the reader is safe in...