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I'm an italian girl and the title in Italy is " Una lontana follia" and I have to say that I prefer the original title.
I don't speak English very well so I can only say that I love all your books!!!
When I read them I go to another world and it is so beautiful that i would like that the book doesn't finish.
Please don't stop to write never!!!!!!!
July 28, 2011 |
I have a question about the Distant Hour. I don't know how to get in touch with Kate Morton. Is this how I do it? I am confused about the ending of the Distant Hour. Saffy killed Tom because she thought he was the Mud Man looking at her through the window. Well why did Juniper have blood all over her? I am confused. Thank you
August 1, 2011 |
I answered this for someone else who was confused, the other day. There is a short chapter, near the end of the book, that talks about the reasons why Tom dies. It also tell how a baby was born, by the side of a bus, in a blackout, during a storm. The mother-to-be thinks she is sure to lose her baby, when an angel appears and helps deliver it. the story gets passed down through generations of her family. Although no one ever knows, and the narrative never actually names her, the angel is Juniper.
Hope this helps :-)
August 1, 2011 |
On page 556 of 'The Distant Hours' it states how an 'angel' (Juniper) helps deliver a baby and that now the story is told to the family and shared even through the decades. Who was the baby Juniper helped deliver? Or does the baby not have a link to a character earlier on in the story?...
September 23, 2011 |
I thought the blood was Tom's, because he sees her face floating above him before he dies...she comes into the house confused. Did she see him laying in the mud dying??? Such a sad story....I loved every minute!
September 29, 2011 |
I actually wondered the same thing about the baby and whether or not he was mentioned elsewhere in the story in Edie's life. Thinking about the story again though, I can't make a connection anywhere. Perhaps the baby's birth was just a side story to explain the blood on Juniper's clothes and wasn't connected in any way to the rest of the story.
January 18, 2012 |
Ich seh das auch so. Die Geburt des Babys hat mit der eigentlichen Handlung des Buches gar nichts zu tun. Sie sit einfach die Erklärung, warum das Blut auf das Kleid von Juniper kam. Vorher kam nichts über das Baby, weil es ja mit der eigentlichen Handlung nichts zu tun hat
January 30, 2012 |
I loved the first two books but The Distant Hour did not hold my interest as much as the others. I agree with others who found last few chapters a bit confusing. Decided that the reader could make their own conclusions if not sure what the author meant. Found the last part of the book more interesting but it is definitely not my favorite which is The Forgotten Garden.
February 23, 2012 |
I really enjoy Ms. Morton's books, I have not yet read the first book she published, but I enjoy so much the wonderful connections between the past and the present - I am always fascinated by these in real life. How the actions of our ancestors and the choices that they made effect us today and can both help or hinder us in growing as human beings. It did take me longer to read The distant Hours than it did the Forgotten Garden, but the story drew me in and the ending was very satisfying to me.
March 3, 2012 |
Just read The Distant Hours over the weekend and thought it was FANTASTIC. Librarian recommended it to me and I am definately going to recommend it to others.
March 5, 2012 |
I have just finished a reading of your Distant Hours book. It so reminds me of my as-yet-unpublished works that it is uncanny. I have always been a believer of dreams and their importance. I am a writer too. Your book was amazing. Words don't really work here. What a story! I left my own writing behind as I read your book and couldn't put it down, in spite of my husband's warnings - "KerryAnn, put it down and get some sleep for God's sake!" What a beautiful set of sub-plots and character development - my memories of my own fears and nightmares were brought to light by your beautiful imagination. Thank you for your work and making the unseemly be real. Love, KerryAnn Byrd
March 7, 2012 |
Thank you Kate for another great book - The Distant Hours. I Ioved every twist and turn of the plot and couldn't put it down! How long do your avid readers have to wait to find out about "Dolly and the Blitz?
March 12, 2012 |
Each new book is a new world to get lost in; worlds so unique and interesting that it’s heartbreaking to have to leave them when you come to the last page. Stories about tragedy, loneliness, happiness, secrets…
I have always been fascinated by the world of books, since before I could even read. My grandparents’ house is full of books. Every room as a shelf filled with books, books, books. My mother even wrote her own stories when she was younger. My father and his mother also loved books…
The gifts that I receive are mostly books. And for Christmas my grandmother gave me ‘The Distant Hours’. The moment I started reading the first page, I became a part of Edith’s world and I couldn’t put the book down. The story captured me, entranced me. I always kept the book near. The story touched the reader in me deeply. I was anticipating, and dreading, the end. I was so excited to find out what happened on the stormy night of 1941, but I also didn’t want it to end yet.
It’s an amazing story. One that I’m going to treasure and love always. I already know what I’m dying to read next, ‘The Forgotten Garden’ and all the other stories you have written.
March 29, 2012 |
I love your blog styles,I have Very good effective.And,if you are writing on additional online social sites,I'd like to follow anything new you have to post. Could you make a list of every one of your shared sites like your Facebook page, twitter feed, or linkedin profile?
April 14, 2012 |
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April 14, 2012 |
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I just discovered your books Kate. I read Distant Hours and loved it. Now I am 2/3 through The House at Riverton ... and have The Forgotten
Garden to start when I finish this book. I love your stories... the settings... everything about them. Thank you and keep on writing... I can
read them much faster than you write them!!! lol lol...
April 26, 2012 |
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