EBOOK The Shifting Fog


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  • The Shifting Fog
  • Kate Morton
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  • 05 June 2019
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review The Shifting Fog è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Kate Morton Kate Morton Ç 5 review Only witnesses were Hannah and Emmeline Only they and Grace know the dark truthMany years later when Grace is living in a nursing home she receives a visit from a young director making a film about the events of that summer The director takes Grace to Riverton House and reawakens memorie. Kate Morton came into my life just under 3 years ago I don t remember how but I picked up one of her books and absolutely fell in love with her writing style characters and multi dimensional storytelling abilities After almost 3 years I ve finished reading all 6 of her books it s a tad amusing that the last one I read is actually the first book she wrote The House at Riverton or The Shifting Fog as it was previously known For me she s the ueen of historical fiction when the focus is on ordinary families in a world from a century ago The House at Riverton is no exception and while not my favorite of her tomes is uite a splendid novel very reminiscent of Downtown AbbeyIn this book Grace is 100 years old and dying very soon She has a story and a secret about the past to tell her wayward grandson who s gone missing after his wife died of an aneurysm Through flashbacks and other POVs we learn about Grace s time as a maid and ladies maid in the Hartford family household We witness conversations in the current period between Grace and Ursula a film director telling the story of what happened when a family friend and renowned poet committed suicide in the 1920s at the Hartford estate We find out who actually loved whom and which family members shouldn t have been trusted All set against the gorgeous backdrop of the English countryside it s a powerful and emotional tale about fighting your desires and knowing when it s time to give inOne of the things that made this book so appealing is how similar it was to Downton Abbey There s a family torn apart by war Girls cannot inherit their father s estate Love between classes is forbidden Estates cost too much A daughter must marry into a wealthy family to survive But then it goes off on its own path with a murder an affair and a past indiscretion connecting two people who never knew until it was too late Morton can weave the most elaborate stories to warm the heart I feel such passion and connection with her words and imagery I can think of no other author who evokes such lyrical enthusiasm and despair in a scene on multiple levels that overwhelm you and excite you at the same timeWhile a majority of this book is amazing there were a few areas that I struggled with hence 4 stars The beginning is a bit too slow it takes time to develop characters but Morton uses a few different techniues to foreshadow what s to come in the future almost crossing that invisible line with audience For example there s a paragraph ending a chapter that actually speaks to readers saying You think she should have done this but no instead she does this and this is why what happens to her later was so painful I paraphrased to not give away any spoilers but you get the basics Another concern I had was how certain storylines were left too open ended for my taste We know two characters re connect 40 years later but how why We know there was a blood relationship between two characters but was it ever acknowledged We know one character leaves a letter to another but what happened with the gift she also left behind Who was Lady Clementine and how did she fit into this familySome of those were loosely explained but with a powerhouse like Morton I expect everything to be properly tied together I m okay with vague but there needs to be some clarity on what the options are as opposed to just making a statement and never exploring the follow thru aspects That said this doesn t happen in her later books so I think these were debut author style changes and definitely ones I m glad she eventually made All said it s a must read The book is slower than others with less of a major climax but fully immersive and extravagant in other ways I am sad that it ll be at least another year before her next one La consolante years later when Grace is living in a nursing home she receives a visit from a Connect young director making a film about the events of that summer The director takes Grace to Riverton House and reawakens memorie. Kate Morton came into my life just under 3 Kamikaze years ago I don t remember how but I picked up one of her books and absolutely fell in love with her writing style characters and multi dimensional storytelling abilities After almost 3 Rossetti His Life and Works years I ve finished reading all 6 of her books it s a tad amusing that the last one I read is actually the first book she wrote The House at Riverton or The Shifting Fog as it was previously known For me she s the ueen of historical fiction when the focus is on ordinary families in a world from a century ago The House at Riverton is no exception and while not my favorite of her tomes is uite a splendid novel very reminiscent of Downtown AbbeyIn this book Grace is 100 Mr Campion and Others years old and dying very soon She has a story and a secret about the past to tell her wayward grandson who s gone missing after his wife died of an aneurysm Through flashbacks and other POVs we learn about Grace s time as a maid and ladies maid in the Hartford family household We witness conversations in the current period between Grace and Ursula a film director telling the story of what happened when a family friend and renowned poet committed suicide in the 1920s at the Hartford estate We find out who actually loved whom and which family members shouldn t have been trusted All set against the gorgeous backdrop of the English countryside it s a powerful and emotional tale about fighting Reflections in a Golden Eye your desires and knowing when it s time to give inOne of the things that made this book so appealing is how similar it was to Downton Abbey There s a family torn apart by war Girls cannot inherit their father s estate Love between classes is forbidden Estates cost too much A daughter must marry into a wealthy family to survive But then it goes off on its own path with a murder an affair and a past indiscretion connecting two people who never knew until it was too late Morton can weave the most elaborate stories to warm the heart I feel such passion and connection with her words and imagery I can think of no other author who evokes such lyrical enthusiasm and despair in a scene on multiple levels that overwhelm Reflections in a Golden Eye you and excite Reflections in a Golden Eye you at the same timeWhile a majority of this book is amazing there were a few areas that I struggled with hence 4 stars The beginning is a bit too slow it takes time to develop characters but Morton uses a few different techniues to foreshadow what s to come in the future almost crossing that invisible line with audience For example there s a paragraph ending a chapter that actually speaks to readers saying You think she should have done this but no instead she does this and this is why what happens to her later was so painful I paraphrased to not give away any spoilers but Crystal Lies Carlson Melody you get the basics Another concern I had was how certain storylines were left too open ended for my taste We know two characters re connect 40 Getting Real years later but how why We know there was a blood relationship between two characters but was it ever acknowledged We know one character leaves a letter to another but what happened with the gift she also left behind Who was Lady Clementine and how did she fit into this familySome of those were loosely explained but with a powerhouse like Morton I expect everything to be properly tied together I m okay with vague but there needs to be some clarity on what the options are as opposed to just making a statement and never exploring the follow thru aspects That said this doesn t happen in her later books so I think these were debut author style changes and definitely ones I m glad she eventually made All said it s a must read The book is slower than others with less of a major climax but fully immersive and extravagant in other ways I am sad that it ll be at least another Cooper's Folly year before her next one

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review The Shifting Fog è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Kate Morton Kate Morton Ç 5 review S of the last days of Edwardian aristocratic privilege of the vibrant twenties and of a stunning secret Grace kept all her lifeA vivid page turning tale of suspense and passion The House At Riverton is marked by indelible characters and a breathtaking ending that readers won't soon forge. The House at Riverton tells the story of a Manor House in Essex during WW1 and the beginning of the 1920s told from the perspective of a housemaid now 98 and living in an old people s home in 1999 When she finds out that a film is being made of a tragic event at the house the suicide of a young poet who fought in the war she recounts her memories leading up to that night and the part she played in itOf course the story is not as simple as that and many secrets have been kept for almost 100 yearsThis book stayed with me for ages after i d finished it I found it uite haunting and a lovely study of loyalty family and the butterfly effect that our decisions can have on other people s lives

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review The Shifting Fog è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Kate Morton Kate Morton Ç 5 review Grace Bradley was just a girl when she began working as a servant at Riverton House For years her life was inextricably tied with the glamorous and eccentric Hartford family's daughters Hannah and Emmeline At a glittering society party in the summer of 1924 a young poet shot himself The. I probably would have enjoyed Kate Morton s debut novel The House at Riverton if I had not already experienced the greater expression of her writing talent in The Forgotten Garden Riverton shares many of the themes of her later work but with the narrator at a greater remove from the focus of the story it tends to make her characterizations a bit flat The story of the Hartford family focused on the sisters Hannah and Emmeline is told by Grace a servant to the family for many years Her uneual social relationship to the sisters keeps her at a distance and their experiences are relayed through her limited perspectiveWhile I appreciate the detail taken to illuminate the differences in the lives of the social classes it seemed to take the novel a long time to build up tension around the incident at the heart of the book s mystery The last uarter of the book moved along well but by that time many of the hints throughout the book had answered most of the uestions just the details remained to be filled in The use of foreshadowing became a bit repetitive giving the book the feel of a serial at timesWhen I reached the end of the book I couldn t help wondering what it would be like if Morton had used the ending as a jumping off point for a story about Grace s later life The book tantalizes us with interesting details about choices she made as a woman that seemed much interesting to me How did she transform from a Victorian lady s maid into an independent career minded woman exploring the world as an archeologist What happened in her relationship with her daughter Ruth over the years How did she and Alfred find each other after over half a lifetime and how had their relationship changed Unfortunately we didn t get to experience Grace s character growth within the story itself


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    EBOOK The Shifting Fog I wanted to read this book because it looked as if it had a lot of elements I really enjoy Gothic type mystery haunted house family secrets World War I the 1920s The book concerns sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford aristocratic children who grow up over the course of the book They chafe at the constraints of their class and find themselves floundering in the chaos of the 1920s The other main character in the book is the narrator

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    EBOOK The Shifting Fog 45 I have to say spending a few grey drizzly days getting lost in this book was a lot of fun 'The Shifting Fog' also published as 'The House at Riverton' was an interesting mystery of sorts as we know from the beginning that a young poet took his life at Riverton in the sumer of 1924 witnessed by sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford who never speak to each other again In 1999 Grace Bradley is looking back on that time and it uickly becomes

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