Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The House At Riverton - (Downton Abbey Withdrawal, Anyone?)
We consume TV seasons in our household much like Cookie Monster does cookies. (Full season? Me want! Nom. Nom. Nom.) Needless to say, Season 4 of Downton Abbey was finished within a week or so of it arriving in our mailbox. The episodes paraded by before my Downton Abbey fix was satisfied. Luckily, I had something waiting on my bookshelf to ease the withdrawal symptoms: The House At Riverton by Kate Morton.
The novel is split into four parts. Narrated by Grace Bradley, a 98-year-old archaeologist who lived many of her years in service at Riverton House, working for the Hartford family. Told through a series of flashbacks, realizing she is nearing the end of her own life, Grace slowly reveals and untangles years of family secrets, including what really happened the night of a mysterious suicide on the family estate.
If you need more Downtown Abbey, here's your ticket.