A Place of Secrets

A Place of Secrets

Book - 2012
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A successful auctioneer, Jude struggles to come to terms with the death of her husband. When she's asked to appraise a collection of scientific instruments belonging to Anthony Wickham, a lonely 18th-century astronomer, she leaps at the chance to escape London. As Jude untangles Wickham's tragic story, she discovers threatening links to the present
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., c2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780805094497
Branch Call Number: FIC Hore
Characteristics: 384 p. ; 21 cm


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Nov 09, 2012

Good story about Jude, an expert in old books who goes out to Norfolk to assess the value of a collection held by a family whose ancestor was an amateur astronomer. She discovers mysteries, some with connections to her own family who live in the area. Description of her research and discovery is alternated with excerpts from journals and narrative from the past. A touch of the supernatural (just speculation really), a little romance and just really nice, likeable characters make this a very enjoyable read. Unfortunately this is Hore's only book that's been published in the US so far. I'm hoping for more.

May 15, 2012

Can dreams be passed from one generation to the next? What is the true inheritance passed between families? This book is a complicated tale of sisters and mothers and hidden family secrets that all lead to an ancient tower and the identity of a woman who seems to be lost to history. But in the end the answers will bring not only peace, but love as well.


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