The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

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 Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of y...

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Title:The Clockmaker's Daughter
Author:Kate Morton
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:The Clockmaker's Daughter
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:485 pages pages

The Clockmaker's Daughter Reviews

  • PattyMacDotComma
    Oct 15, 2018
    4? ?Kitty wore her cynicism well, but Leonard had known her before the war and he could see all the stitches that were holding the costume together.? Kitty and Leonard are just one of several generations of characters Morton introduces us to, all connected to Birchwood Manor ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Sep 07, 2018
    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. THE CLOCKMAKER?S DAUGHTER goes back and forth in time looking for clues to connect Elodie?s present-day q...
  • Selena
    Aug 07, 2018
    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 diff...
  • Brenda
    Sep 11, 2018
    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 fel...
  • Dem
    Oct 26, 2018
    A case of Quantity over Quality comes to mind on finishing this novel. A disappointing read with way too many characters and time frames to keep track of and at 582 pages I just found this was a very time consuming read with a story that just plodded along and lacked any real suspense ...
  • Donna
    May 20, 2018
    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...
  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 17, 2018
    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 Tham...
  • Susanne Strong
    Nov 01, 2018
    3.7 Stars* (rounded up) My First Kate Morton: Lyrical, Magical and Mysterious. While conducting her work in London, Elodie, an Archivist, discovers a painting of a woman, along with a drawing of a house, set alongside a river. Both intrigue her and she must find out more about t...
  • Dale Harcombe
    Aug 16, 2018
    4 and a half stars This 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 woma...
  • James
    Jun 07, 2018
    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 als...
  • Phrynne
    Oct 23, 2018
    Some Kate Morton books work for me and some do not. This one does. I enjoyed it despite the length which was a tad excessive! As usual there is more than one time period and lots of flipping back and forth, which means the reader has to pay attention at all times! There are many ver...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Oct 09, 2018
    Traveling Sisters Group Read This was my first book by Kate Morton and I really didn?t know what to expect from one of her books. I went into this one with a few other books on the go and I found out there are a few things you might need to know when you read The Clockmaker?s Da...
  • Erin Clemence
    Aug 15, 2018
    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 imag...
  • Krystal
    Oct 01, 2018
    WELL. Blurb: 1862. Artists. Summer house. Mystery. 2017. Clues. Modern girl trying to solve mystery. Actual story: Multiple timelines, multiple mysteries, secrets, intrigues, family, love, heartbreak, ghosts. This book just offers so much and it was such a fascinating trip...
  • Amanda
    Nov 06, 2018
    Finding a new Author is always exciting and this discovery was even more so!!! This wonderful mesmerising story about Birchwood Manor and all its inhabitants from 1862 to the present time. It shifts between timelines and at first I was confused then suddenly it all clicked into p...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Oct 09, 2018
    4.5 sublime stars to The Clockmaker?s Daughter! ? ? ? ?.5 Told in multiple storylines, the first is set in 1862. Edward Radcliffe, an esteemed artist, organizes a group of other young artists to holiday at Birchwood Manor on the Thames. Their objective is to laze away ...
  • Carrie
    Sep 20, 2018
    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 ...
  • Paromjit
    Jul 07, 2018
    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 bohemi...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Oct 08, 2018
    A beautifully told story about a house, a love, and a ghost.... This is my third Kate Morton book and just as her previous books were this book was a slow burn... some books are a quick little getaway this book was a journey... The journey of a house and it?s ghost, through many...
  • Holly  B
    Sep 17, 2018
    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 ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Oct 06, 2018
    4.5 Stars Captivating, mysterious and spellbinding! KATE MORTON once again put me under her spell with her fabulous new novel THE CLOCKMAKER?S DAUGHTER. The setting was just as bewitching as the storytelling! I absolutely loved the fantastical elements of this story, learning a...
  • Kendall
    Oct 07, 2018
    This was one first read by Kate Morton and I have to say it was an experience that I was pleasantly surprised with. I stepped out of my comfort zone.... and am so glad I did because I truly learned what defines me as a reader. To say that Kate Morton had me with her words... is an u...
  • Jenny
    Oct 23, 2018
    Every Monday my alarm clock goes off at the unforgiving hour of 4 AM. I am slow to rise and usually hit the snooze button at least once, trying to enjoy just a few more minutes in my comfy bed snuggled under the covers. Then I am forced to tackle the morning routine of getting ready fo...
  • Melisa
    Mar 22, 2018
    You know you?re a baller when your name is bigger than the title?? - - - - - - - - - When the queen writes it, you read it. Kate Morton is my number one favorite author - I have read every one of her books and will read her grocery list if I had the option. She is the ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Sep 09, 2018
    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 o...
  • Katie B
    Oct 10, 2018
    3.5 stars This book contains so many of the elements I have come to expect and love in a Kate Morton story but unfortunately it takes awhile to get to see everything in play. The first 75 pages or so are the weakest in my opinion and it wasn't until about the halfway mark when I fel...
  • Tammy
    Jun 01, 2018
    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?...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Oct 08, 2018
    4.5 stars! Evocatively atmospheric. Exquisitely detailed. Brilliantly narrated. Let me start by stating, I love Kate Morton! She is one of my most favourite authors! I have read and loved all of her books. This one, although not the full 5 stars I was hoping for, does not disapp...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Oct 09, 2018
    How to describe a book like The Clockmaker?s Daughter by Kate Morton? The story itself is delicate, like spun sugar. It is timeless, not bound by a single story thread, but comprised of a tangle of threads that weave backwards and forwards like the winding of a clock. In that way, Th...
  • Pauline
    Jul 30, 2018
    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 wo...