Spectacularly Swanky Saturdays: Most Anticipated Release!


This month’s theme?

Our Most Anticipated Release of the Summer!

 I’m kind-of cheating on this, because my most anticipated release of the entire year publishes on Oct 22nd…
buuuttttt I do believe it will hit NetGalley later this summer,
so since I’ll be reading it this summer (here’s hoping!!!),
&&since I can’t imagine any book ever outweighing my excitement for this one,
today I’m going to talk about my FAVORITE AUTHOR & her upcoming release! <3


The House at Riverton | The Forgotten Garden | The Distant Hours | The Secret Keeper

I have loved Kate Morton ever since the first sentence of the first paragraph of the first page of the first book I ever read by her, Forgotten Garden. I read her first published book, House at Riverton, right after and have waited with baited breath for every book thereafter. In my mind, she is the reigning queen of the dual timeline narrative. Her books would probably fit best into the genre of gothic fiction, but they also have a hint of historical fiction.

Her upcoming release, The Lake House, is one that I have been waiting on since the fall of 2012. Since her first book published in 2008, she had been putting out one book every two years, meaning that after The Secret Keeper published in 2012 we should have gotten a new book in the fall of 2014. Initially, this was the plan,… and then Mrs. Morton had to go expand her adorable brood of children and be a wonderful mother and spend time with her family, sooooooooo we’ve all just been waiting (read: dying) here for like an entire extra year. (I’m really not bitter, although I know it really sounds like I am.)

Luckily, I’ve had some great people on Twitter that are just as flaily over Kate Morton and this upcoming book so I don’t feel lonely at all! (Huge thanks to Morgan, Jessie, Katie, Laura, and Bonnie for always being there when I just need to cry a bit about how much I want to read this book)

Okay, okay – without further ado, I give you …. my most anticipated release of anything ever:

The Lake House
The Lake House

The beguiling new novel from Kate Morton; the number one bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper.

An abandoned house…

After a particularly troubling case, Sadie Sparrow is sent on an enforced break from her job with the Metropolitan Police and retreats to her beloved grandfather’s cottage in Cornwall. There she finds herself at a loose end, until one day she stumbles upon an abandoned house surrounded by overgrown gardens and dense woods, and learns the story of a baby boy who disappeared without a trace.

A missing child…

June 1933, and the Edevane family’s country house, Loeanneth, is polished and gleaming, ready for the much-anticipated Midsummer Eve party. For Eleanor, the annual party has always been one of her treasured traditions, but her middle daughter, Alice, sixteen years old and with literary ambitions, is especially excited. Not only has Alice worked out the perfect twist for her novel, she’s also fallen helplessly in love with someone she shouldn’t. But by the time midnight strikes and fireworks light up the night sky, the Edevane family will have suffered a loss so great they leave Loeanneth and never return.

An unsolved mystery…

Seventy years later, in the attic writing room of her elegant Hampstead home, the formidable Alice Edevane leads a life as neatly plotted as the bestselling detective novels she writes. Until a young police detective starts asking questions about her family’s past and seeking to resurrect the complex tangle of secrets Alice has spent her life trying to escape…

Have any of you read any books by Kate Morton? Do you love her as much as I do?! Are you prepared to fangirl flail with me later this year?! Let’s talk!

If you’d like to find out more information about Swanky Spectacularly Swanky Saturdays, click here! It’ll give you all the information you need to join in next month, when the girls participate in a buddy read!

Check out the other swank ladies’ dream libraries!
Brittany @ Please Feed the Bookworm
Kelly @ Live, Love, Read
Emily @ Midwestern Book Nerd
Lauren @ Between the Pages
Chelsea @missprissy12


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  1. I loved The Secret Keeper! I raved about it to anyone who would listen to me. I own The Distant Hours and The Forgotten Garden but haven’t read either yet. Which do you recommend I read next?

  2. I have NEVER heard of her books! But I read the synopsis for The Lake House, and it sounds so GOOD. I love mysteries that intertwine the past and present. I will definitely have to try one of Kate Morton’s books! 🙂

  3. Ahhhh I didn’t know she had a new book coming up. I’m so excited!!! I still need to read The Forgotten Garden, but out of the others, The Distant Hours is my favorite. It was the first Kate Morton book I read, so maybe that has something to do with it. 🙂

  4. I didn’t realize the cover and synopsis were out for this one!! Not too crazy about the colour scheme of the cover but the synopsis sounds pretty awesome. Police detectives and protagonists with literary ambitions? Yes please. Definitely looking forward to checking this one out!