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The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
Historical fiction

The Clockmaker's Daughter

by Kate Morton

Quick take

A satchel, a sketchbook, and a photograph connect the lives of a present-day archivist and a mysterious Victorian woman in this sweeping tale told across a century.

Good to know

  • 400+ pages

  • Multiple viewpoints

  • Slow build

  • Forbidden love


  • Nonchronological plot
  • Large cast of characters
  • Slow pace to start

Why I love it

I have this condition. I call it “falling-for-a-book-so-hard-I-stay-up-all-night-reading” (can someone please suggest a better name?). I’m always on the hunt for a book that gets me so hooked that I physically can’t put it down. So, bear with me while I sleepily tell you about a book that might just be an insomniac’s dream.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is centered on two lives lived 150 years apart....


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 has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe'...


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