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The Clockmaker's Daughter
The Clockmaker's Daughter: A Novel | Kate Morton
A rich, spellbinding new novel from the author of The Lake House—the story of a love affair and a mysterious murder that cast their shadow across generations, set in England from the 1860's until the present day. 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 in rural Oxfordshire. 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 has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets? Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a story of murder, mystery, and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.
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Birdsong28
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Good. Even though this story takes you on a journey that you don't expect it takes a long time in doing so. Also even though Joanne Froggat is amazing as a narrator this story is so complicated that it is no good on audiobook (that is the version I read this on) as you will need to go back to see the connections as they are being made and go oh now I get it! #botmbuddyread

@TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

marleed Good to know! 3h
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

I was consistently behind in this #botmbuddyread, but I‘ve managed to finish before the final discussion! This was a potentially intriguing story and her writing was often lovely, but the story seemed disjointed at times. I really struggled to get through part II with all the different timelines and characters. I also feel like the story of the fairy children was more of a distraction. Good atmosphere and interesting and distinct characters. 3⭐️

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Vulpixen
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I‘m about 75% through this book, which has been pushed hard at Indigo, and honestly I have mixed feelings. The writing is lovely and whimsical, which I appreciate, and the narrator of the audiobook is good, but the story really hasn‘t grabbed me. Hopefully it picks up for the last leg, because at this point I don‘t really care much about what happens.

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bedandabook
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Now, 95% of the way through the book, the author drops in a detailed description of one of the main characters. I‘ve enjoyed the writing, but gosh this book has driven me up the wall! #botmbuddyread

TheBookHippie 🙄🙄🙄🙄same 2d
bedandabook @TheBookHippie Can‘t wait to move on to next month‘s book. This one just jumped about too much for me. So relieved to finish it, and glad it wasn‘t just me!! 1d
TheBookHippie @bedandabook I‘m at a cross of wanting to burn the thing or just throw it. So frustrating. 🤣🤣 1d
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Karisa
Clockmaker's Daughter | Kate Morton
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? Books just find me. I'm a book ?!

? Nope, I'm the driver ("mom's taxi service")

? Working/mothering

? Dark chocolate, coffee or tea ??☕

Hiya, @Guin33 @Chab256 ?

Thanks, @Eggs ! Ready for #WondrousWednesday

Itchyfeetreader 😂😂😂 at the book magnet 3d
Eggs All your responses sound like me 💗👏🏻🥰🌸 2d
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JacqMac
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What happened to Kate Morton? Normally, I love her books. I have read almost 300 pages and I just don‘t care anymore. There are so many characters and so many timelines. I keep waiting for it to get better, but it hasn‘t yet. I might have to bail on this one.

Melissa_J I finished this one, but it‘s definitely the weakest of her books in my opinion. 3d
hermyknee Her books are really hit or miss for me. I started this one, but never got very far. I‘ve tried both print and audio for this one, so I dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3d
EadieB @JacqMac I had a problem with this one two. Had to start this one twice and just could not get into it. I agree too many characters! 1d
JacqMac @Melissa_J @hermyknee @EadieB I just can‘t get back into it. I‘m calling it a bail. 1d
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TheReadingMermaid
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Don't forget ladies and gents, our next discussion will be this Sunday at 1 p.m. CST. All are welcome to join. 🤗

#BOTMBuddyRead
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3d
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CoffeeNBooks
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I really liked this book, despite the fact that there were several characters and storylines. I had hoped for more of Elodie's story, so I feel like the book ended a bit abruptly, but I liked how all of the characters and stories connected together. #BOTMBuddyRead

janeycanuck Yes! It was abrupt! I really wanted to see Elodie kick Alastair to the curb. 3d
CoffeeNBooks @janeycanuck I did, too! I feel like that entire story line with Alistair, his mom, and the wedding didn't really end up connecting to anything. 🤔 3d
Llanphear Same!! I was really surprised by that! 3d
ThrillerQueen I had this book from BOTM and lost it in a house fire before I could read it. Is it worth chosing/buying again? 3d
janeycanuck @CoffeeNBooks Agreed. I think she really could have used more work on her pacing. We got SO MUCH time with Elodie in Book 1 and then major stuff was wrapped up in just a few pages. 2d
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Califlamingo
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Just finished the audio. I can see why this has mixed reviews. The stories seemed a little disjointed at first and I couldn't figure out how it all fit. But when it did the whole story came to life. I really enjoyed this and wasn't ready for it to end. A bonus was Joanne Froggatt narrating.

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AmyG
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My backround music for reading. This little house finch has been singing to Hilly and I all morning from our balcony. Hilly couldn‘t care less.

Tanisha_A Aw! 😍 3d
Leftcoastzen He‘s probably saying Hey,what is with this weather? It‘s May!!! 3d
ValerieAndBooks That‘s Colorado for you!! I don‘t miss getting snow in May at all 😊! 3d
AmyG @Leftcoastzen He‘s singing..let me in. This weather sucks! @ValerieAndBooks This is my first CO spring- and it‘s something. 3d
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Ericalambbrown
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Poor Hank. Sniffing books is bringing him no joy in this storm. #hankthebulldog

SW-T Poor Hank 😢 Hope the storm passes quickly! 4d
Ericalambbrown @SW-T Thanks! It‘s still going but he‘s all snoozapalooza right now so I think he‘s comfy. 😊 4d
Megabooks Poor guy 💜💜 4d
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JennyM Darling Hank. Hang in there buddy ♥️ 3d
TheSpineView Poor thing! Afraid of thunder is he? Try a thunder shirt. 3d
Ericalambbrown @TheSpineView Fortunately, storms don‘t typically bother him. I think the power being out at night freaked him out. I don‘t think he liked having to walk around in the dark. He seemed of the strong opinion that I should stay put and snuggle 🤣 (edited) 3d
TheSpineView @Ericalambbrown Sure looks like he is in needs of cuddles! 3d
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Ericalambbrown
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Tornado took out the power and several large trees on our property. (We‘re safe but under tornado watch until 2 am 🙃) I ❤️ you Mighty Bright book light💡

BethM Glad you‘re ok ! 4d
Ericalambbrown @BethM Thanks! Missouri has been a fickle wench for weather this year. 4d
FlowerFairy Stay safe and read on! 4d
rather_be_reading omg i am terrified of tornadoes and do not miss at all!! stay safe! 4d
Djspens Scary weather! 4d
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Rachbb3
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I had to finish to find out what really happened. Without saying too much or give anything away, the ending had a couple of surprises one being heart wrenching. 😢 It was an interesting concept of a mysterious house that brings people across time together through love, tragedy, and greed. I liked it.

#BOTMBUDDYREAD

CoffeeNBooks I almost finished the last section today! I just kept reading... I'll probably finish it tonight because I'm really curious how it ends. 4d
AmyG I‘m almost done. I got stuck a bit in the begging nnog of part 2..,but it picked up for me. I am enjoying this book. I can‘t wait to read about more connections. 4d
Ncostell I just finished this too and really enjoyed it as well! 4d
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AmyG
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Nothing like a good snow day to hunker down and read a good book. DID I MENTION IT‘S MAY 20? 😳

BarbaraBB 😂😂😂 I feel for you but your post is so funny! 4d
Tanisha_A Oh god! I am trying to find a right emoji. 4d
TheSpineView I'm sorry. I don't know how you do it! 4d
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Ashley_Nicoletto 😭😭 Winter never ends. I thought we had it bad with a high of 50 today, but you win (or lose based on how you look at it). 🤣 4d
Dragon Snow , snow ❄️ go away! Hope spring comes soon! Hugs 🤗 4d
Freespirit We‘re heading into winter with days that feel like summer...crazy weather! 4d
Kimberlone Wow! I live in AK and it‘s pretty rare to get snow this late in the spring in my area, but it still happens. Hopefully is melts quickly! 4d
Leftcoastzen What the bleep! 4d
Kshakal It has been crazy cold here too. No snow but crazy cold!! 4d
Leftcoastzen The west is wild! Here in Phoenix it‘s about 75 ,really windy ,considering our average this time of year is 97 to 100 , I‘m glad.All this weird weather must be confusing the plants. 4d
hilded Oh my, hope spring arrives for you soon 🤣 4d
CouronneDhiver ☃️ Brutal. ❄️ 4d
TheBookStacker Aw I love it! It‘s a bit cooler than usual here in Las Vegas but I miss real weather not just wind and dust. 4d
TheLibrarian 😱 4d
CoffeeNBooks Oh my goodness! I can't believe it's snowing there! It's 90 here right now, which is cooler than it was earlier in the day. 4d
rabbitprincess Whaaaaaat!!! 4d
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s just wrong! 🤯 We had a mixture snow and freezing rain last Tuesday too.. you win though! 4d
Reggie You mean January the 141st. Lol 3d
AmyG @Reggie right? Today is full on snow storm. It‘s nuts. 3d
AKinderman We got a ton of snow and I got a tree branch in the back window of my car 😫 3d
AmyG @AKinderman Well, that sucks. 3d
AKinderman @AmyG It sure does. Getting a pedicure now to turn my day around lol 3d
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rjsthumbelina
Clockmaker's Daughter | Kate Morton
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It looks like we finally get to see what happened! I'm so excited to dig in to this section and hopefully get some answers 😲
#botmbuddyread

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Sargar114
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This feels like foreshadowing 🤔 #botmbuddyread

CoffeeNBooks Good point! I hadn't thought of that, but it makes sense! 4d
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BritanyA
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️: Loved the first and last 50 pages or so, but this was such a mess. Way too many characters and that ending was worthless.

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BooknerdsLife
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Happy Saturday 🙌💖
Hows everyone's reading so far this week? Here's one of my #CurrentRead but I'm way behind with the #BotmBuddyRead :( Hopefully can catch up this weekend.
& For #MayScavengerHunt (without spoilers)
-With a flower on the cover✅
-With more than 300 pages✅
-With multiple points of view✅

#readingLife #aussiereader #bibliophile

Drocchio03 Gorgeous picture! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome pic!! 6d
MellieAntoinette I‘m hanging in there with it. Surprised to find we‘re only halfway! 😲 6d
JaclynW I love this cover! Great picture! 5d
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HannahPolly
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Very addictive and engrossing. Loved all the characters and how it wended it's way through time. Potentially a slightly disappointing ending but still enjoyable.

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Ericalambbrown
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Sure, Hank, as long as you‘re comfy, little buddy! I‘m trying to start s new book tonight. 🤣 Happy Friday, y‘all! #Hankthebulldog #snorefest

wanderinglynn Aw, what a cutie! ❤️🐶 7d
Ericalambbrown @wanderinglynn thanks! Aside from snoring, he‘s not moved since I took this pic almost an hour ago 🤣 7d
bookandbedandtea All is good as long as Hank is comfy! 7d
Ericalambbrown @bookandbedandtea 😂 I know, right? 7d
Eggbeater So adorable! 🐶 6d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Discussion on Sunday at 1pm CST!! Questions will be on Christine‘s page! We hope everyone has a great weekend!! My daughter is graduating 👩‍🎓😭❤️ Congratulations to all the other graduates out there!!! 🎉🎊🎈

#BotmBuddyRead

Judybskt Yay to graduation!! 👩‍🎓👩🏻‍🎓 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Judybskt thank you!! ☺️ 1w
Fridameetslucy Congrats to all 7d
BookBabe 😊 6d
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TheReadingMermaid
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Forgot to post this yesterday 🤦🏻‍♀️

Don't forget our next discussion is this Sunday at 1 p.m. CST. Everyone is invited to join in!

#BOTMBuddyRead
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

kspenmoll Sunday I have a soccer game to attend but will check in with discussion as I can. 1w
BooknerdsLife I‘m behind on the reading 🙈so hopefully can catch up as soon as possible 🤞🏼 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you!! 💗💗 1w
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Sargar114
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Love this quote about love ❤️

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rjsthumbelina
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Not sure why I am connecting with this book so well, just the right book at the right time I guess. but this is something that rings so true for me!

#botmbuddyread

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MellieAntoinette
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“It is hard not to fall in love with a handsome man who pays you his complete attention.” #botmbuddyread

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rjsthumbelina
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Waiting for a meeting for my internship, so I thought I'd treat myself to some reading time at McAlister's! Chicken avocado blt and mac and cheese ? Trying lately to take as much "me" time as I can without feeling guilty
#botmbuddyread

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rjsthumbelina
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Another section that gives more credence to my theory: the stories are tied together by the house, as they all lived there. And Birdie is the spiritual embodiment of the house, and she gets to be the storyteller bc she is the connection to each of them.

I like Birdie's sections the best.
#botmbuddyread

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rjsthumbelina
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#botmbuddyread

I will definitely say this: lots of good quotes in this book! Especially when Lucy talks

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rjsthumbelina
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 2w
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TheReadingMermaid
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Filling in and helping out....
Don't forget our next discussion is this Sunday at 1 p.m. CST. And everybody is welcome to join in 😃

#BOTMBuddyRead
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie

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rjsthumbelina
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rjsthumbelina
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"The land does not forget. It is a doorway through which one steps across time."
This is beginning to seem like the thesis statement of the book! I don't think there will necessarily be connections between all the characters. I think that the house itself is their connection. It seems to me that Birdie is the personification of that connection, which she herself is also a part of, since she stayed there as well
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