Monday, December 7, 2015

Review: The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig

Expected Release Date: January 19, 2016

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New York Times bestselling authors Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig present a masterful collaboration—a rich, multigenerational novel of love and loss that spans half a century....

1945: When the critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought to a private hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, young Dr. Kate Schuyler is drawn into a complex mystery that connects three generations of women in her family to a single extraordinary room in a Gilded Age mansion.

Who is the woman in Captain Ravenel's portrait miniature who looks so much like Kate?  And why is she wearing the ruby pendant handed down to Kate by her mother?  In their pursuit of answers, they find themselves drawn into the turbulent stories of Gilded Age Olive Van Alen, driven from riches to rags, who hired out as a servant in the very house her father designed, and Jazz Age Lucy Young, who came from Brooklyn to Manhattan in pursuit of the father she had never known.  But are Kate and Cooper ready for the secrets that will be revealed in the Forgotten Room? 

The Forgotten Room, set in alternating time periods, is a sumptuous feast of a novel brought to vivid life by three brilliant storytellers.

5 Stars


I absolutely loved this novel.  The writing of three different authors is expertly intertwined to make one well written, intriguing and heart felt book.  The love, loss and mistakes are felt by the reader right along with the characters.  Three different women from each generation try to find answers, love and acceptance.  Three different men from the same family fall in love with those women and get their hearts broke.  And it all starts in one large mansion with a secret room that ends up forgotten and a ruby necklace that is handed down from generation to generation.  As each generation is pulled, by what seems like fate, to the mansion, the secrets of the forgotten room are slowly revealed.  Will history keep repeating itself or will fate and love finally be able to pull two bloodlines together in an epic love story?

  Their are quite a few characters but they are really well done and all come together nicely.  Because of all the different characters the story line never gets boring and moves along quite nicely.  I had a hard time putting it down to do anything else.  The writing itself was superbly done.  I will be adding all three of these authors books to my tbr pile.  You should pre-order today and read it as soon as it's released, you will not be disappointed!

I received a complimentary copy of this title for review purposes from Penguin Group via Netgalley.

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