The Distant Hours by Kate Moreton

  • Hard cover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Mantle (14 Oct 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 0230748325

The book starts with a letter posted 50 years previous delivered to Edie’s mother. From that moment on Edie, a book editor, is thrown into intrigue about her mother’s life during war torn London, and her mother’s evacuation to Kent. Edie’s mother, Meredith is sent to live with three sisters and their father at Milderhurst Castle in Kent. The father, is non other than the author of a favourite book of Edie’s. A chance visit for work sends Edie to Kent where she decides, rather last minute to visit the castle and see if she can piece together the secrets from her mothers time there.

Rewind, 50 years to a young Meredith, who is living with three fairly eccentric twins Persephone and Seraphina and their younger half sister Juniper. Their father, returned from the horrors of the First World War a very different man and writes what is to become a well known children’s book. Meredith is encouraged to write and forms a strong relationship with the sisters.

The sisters are though, bound together by more than blood, there’s is a family steeped in mystery, death and domination, first by the sister Persephone, known and Percy and by their father.The book does have some interesting twists and although an enjoyable, read It certainly is not a favourite, despite the research aspects to the book, which I normally enjoy.

Cross posted to Book Reviews

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.
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