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It isn t often that three point of views, in three different eras, are seamlessly woven together and so well done that it really is breathtaking but the authors of the Forgotten Room, not only pulled it off, but mastered it.Beautifully detailed, spoken and interwoven, the tale of Olive, Lucy, and Kate was one I soon won t be forgetting Foreshadowed, mysterious, and lovingly laid out, these three women all with different, strong, and determined voices, couldn t have been presented better Each l It isn t often that three point of views, in three different eras, are seamlessly woven together and so well done that it really is breathtaking but the authors of the Forgotten Room, not only pulled it off, but mastered it.Beautifully detailed, spoken and interwoven, the tale of Olive, Lucy, and Kate was one I soon won t be forgetting Foreshadowed, mysterious, and lovingly laid out, these three women all with different, strong, and determined voices, couldn t have been presented better Each lovable, endearing, and completely relatable, it was hard to choose a favorite anythan I could have chosen a favorite hero from each section.Beautifully detailed, told, and unfolded, this really was so well done and has a story line that will stick with you long after the book has been put down I couldn t get enough of The Forgotten Room and it truly took me by surprise with how much I not only connected with it but savored and enjoyed it An ARC copy of this was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Fafa s Book Corner Wordpress Fafa s Book Corner Blogger I received this E ARC via Penguin Group Berkley and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.DNFWhen I saw this on Netgalley I was fairly excited While it didn t sound like my kind of read, it sounded interesting I love historical fiction, romances and mystery This seemed like a good blend of them both Unfortunately I didn t enjoy this I am not going to put a spoiler tag I have only revealed what happens in the first chapter.T Fafa s Book Corner Wordpress Fafa s Book Corner Blogger I received this E ARC via Penguin Group Berkley and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.DNFWhen I saw this on Netgalley I was fairly excited While it didn t sound like my kind of read, it sounded interesting I love historical fiction, romances and mystery This seemed like a good blend of them both Unfortunately I didn t enjoy this I am not going to put a spoiler tag I have only revealed what happens in the first chapter.The book begins in 1944 with one of our main characters Kate When Kate was a little girl her mother and her would walk around the area in which this beautiful mansion was located Sometime after her mother passed away she took up a job as a doctor in said mansion It s pretty hard for her because she happens to be the second female doctor The nurses seem to think that Kate is to proud and didn t want to be a nurse because it was beneath her Since the war begun there have been many patients coming to the mansion As another arrives she leaves to explain that unfortunately they do not have any space The head doctor arrives and he decides to take the soldier The soldier and the head doctor talk for a bit completely ignoring Kate Offended she takes the patients file and reads it out loud The two of them decide that the soldier needs an operation done She approaches him and tells him where he is and the operation being done He then holds her wrist and begs her not to take his leg away She is surprised that he is staring at her like he knows her On the stop she makes some decisions about how to go about his operation She suggests that he take her room and that she continues to check on him She will perform the operation herself If she fails the head doctor will take over with her full support.Kate s point of view is in first person whereas Olive and Lucy are in third The first chapter was a really good start into the book I felt bad for Kate and how she was mistreated because she is a woman We are then taken to Olive and that is where things take a turn for the worst I didn t understand what I was reading It was so confusing It could ve been because I was tired But I highly doubt that I think you need to have some patience when reading this book I didn t and this wasof a It s not you but me The writing was great Which is why I m giving this a 2 star.Overall I didn t have the patience for this Despite that I do highly recommend it It has a good mystery and nice romance There are some awesome reviews on this book, so look at those as well when you are deciding to read this or not I do hope that you enjoy itthan I did Three women, three generations.what is their connection Olive, Lucy, and Kate are the women We learn about the m in alternating chapters from 1892 to 1944 as the connection is hinted at it while we the reader try to figure out just how it all links together.A house, a ruby necklace, a law firm, and an injured soldier start the connection and get the pieces together in this beautifully told story filled with love, loss, revenge, and secrets The house belongs to the Pratt family where Oliv Three women, three generations.what is their connection Olive, Lucy, and Kate are the women We learn about the m in alternating chapters from 1892 to 1944 as the connection is hinted at it while we the reader try to figure out just how it all links together.A house, a ruby necklace, a law firm, and an injured soldier start the connection and get the pieces together in this beautifully told story filled with love, loss, revenge, and secrets The house belongs to the Pratt family where Olive worked as a housemaid in 1892 and the housemaid that was forced to be painted by one of the Pratt s sons.The ruby necklace is one that Kate s mother gave her but would never wear.The law firm is where Lucy worked and where Lucy was trying to find out what she could about the Pratt house and Harry Pratt.The injured soldier is mesmerized by Kate and said she looks exactly like someone he knew a long time ago.I absolutely loved THE FORGOTTEN ROOM.The three main characters were colorful, interesting, and perfectly portrayed the time period they were representing Their connection is gradually revealed as each chapter addsdetails to each woman s life and adds answers to how they are connected.Ms White, Ms Williams, and Ms Willig flawlessly combined their talents and put together a brilliant, intriguing, amazing book that has twists, secrets, and history.THE FORGOTTEN ROOM is a book that historical fiction and women s fiction fans will devour.Don t miss reading THE FORGOTTEN ROOM 5 5This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation in return for an honest review I was interested in reading this book when I saw Beatriz Williams listed as one of the co authors After having read it, I m wondering if she actually did write it, or if her name was just used as some sort of a marketing tactic The Forgotten Room is a series of love stories that takes place across three generations late 1800s, just prior to the 1929 stock market crash, and during World War 2 The narrators are a grandmother, mother, and daughter There is a question about the objects of t I was interested in reading this book when I saw Beatriz Williams listed as one of the co authors After having read it, I m wondering if she actually did write it, or if her name was just used as some sort of a marketing tactic The Forgotten Room is a series of love stories that takes place across three generations late 1800s, just prior to the 1929 stock market crash, and during World War 2 The narrators are a grandmother, mother, and daughter There is a question about the objects of their desire, and whether or not they might actually be related Rather than maintaining an air of mystery, it actually gets a bit confusing to keep track of who is who.I ve referred to Williams s other writing as beach reads with a brain and her writing is smart and sharp Her female leads have moxie That is all missing here, and was a disappointment The writing, plot, and story line were simply all right.3 stars.Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review 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 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 mansionWho 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 I was so excited when I got approved for this book A book written by 3 great authors Count me in I ve read books by all 3 of them and have never been disappointed by any of them This book is no exception It was so well written that I have no idea which author wrote which story I enjoyed all three stories of Olive, Lucy, and Kate This book spans three generations of women and their lives and loves Mostly a love story that seems doomed in every generation I enjoyed getting to know each w I was so excited when I got approved for this book A book written by 3 great authors Count me in I ve read books by all 3 of them and have never been disappointed by any of them This book is no exception It was so well written that I have no idea which author wrote which story I enjoyed all three stories of Olive, Lucy, and Kate This book spans three generations of women and their lives and loves Mostly a love story that seems doomed in every generation I enjoyed getting to know each woman and seeing if their story turned out differently than the last generation I do recommend this book because you simply can t go wrong with these authors Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review A New York mansion built before the turn of the century plays a major role in this unique novel written by three authors You have heard me mention dual time novels well this is a tri time story Each of the three authors presumably tells the story of a single period There was enough of a subtle difference I could tell the book was written by multiple authors In addition, the characters did get confusing at times What was really fun for the three authors is only marginally fun for the reade A New York mansion built before the turn of the century plays a major role in this unique novel written by three authors You have heard me mention dual time novels well this is a tri time story Each of the three authors presumably tells the story of a single period There was enough of a subtle difference I could tell the book was written by multiple authors In addition, the characters did get confusing at times What was really fun for the three authors is only marginally fun for the reader This book was TERRIBLE I could not wait to finish it, and probably should not have bothered May contain spoilers This was pretty much pure drivel First, there was no reason for it to take place in the three distinct time periods it encompassed, all of which have interesting and highly significant events The social, historical, or political events of those times were never referenced in the story and did not influence the plot at all, so the story could have been written in ANY three time This book was TERRIBLE I could not wait to finish it, and probably should not have bothered May contain spoilers This was pretty much pure drivel First, there was no reason for it to take place in the three distinct time periods it encompassed, all of which have interesting and highly significant events The social, historical, or political events of those times were never referenced in the story and did not influence the plot at all, so the story could have been written in ANY three time periods This was frustrating, as I love historical fiction and chose this book because of these three time periods Second, the three stories are all the same exact story being told over and over It s repetitive to read and feels very contrived There are too many coincidences and it s just not plausible It moves very slowly and the mysteries are obvious way before they re revealed Nothing is surprising Third, the inclusion of the middle character, Lucy, is completely unnecessary The book may have been better and at leastintriguing if it just had Olive and Kate Those characters were at least slightly different andinteresting to read about There was no literary need to include the middle character.Fourth, I also find it completely implausible that all the parents would have died young and no one would have been around into their child s adulthood Lucy s parents died before her story began, as did Kate s This is just too convenient, as they then did not have to answer their children s questions Not believable, and seems like the lazy way out.Three different authors wrote this, and they couldn t have come up with something better It feels contrived, is trite, and lacks any historical relevance The characters are static and underdeveloped The epilogue was not an epilogue and completely unnecessary Everything that happened was the result of misunderstandings or communication failures, which make the most frustrating and unbelievable plots Overall, I was not impressed This was a beautiful book to read and enjoy The only reason I m giving it 4 stars is because I sometimes had trouble keeping the characters and their relationships straight Highly recommended. Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig, three very popular authors, wrote this novel I was apprehensive because I thought the style would change from author to author but I was impressed that it flowed seamlessly.This romantic novel covers three generations In 1892 Olive is a housemaid for a very wealthy family and she is out for revenge for her father s death but her attraction to a certain artist could be her downfall In 1920 Lucy, Olive s daughter, works for a law firm but she Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig, three very popular authors, wrote this novel I was apprehensive because I thought the style would change from author to author but I was impressed that it flowed seamlessly.This romantic novel covers three generations In 1892 Olive is a housemaid for a very wealthy family and she is out for revenge for her father s death but her attraction to a certain artist could be her downfall In 1920 Lucy, Olive s daughter, works for a law firm but she is there for one reason only She is desperate to discover some well buried secrets about her family In 1944, Lucy s daughter, Kate, is a doctor healing soldiers returning from the war She is dedicated and determined to shine in a man s world but her attraction to a very handsome patient sometimes cause troubles with her career These three women have a very interesting and puzzling connection concerning a ruby neckless and a mansion in Manhattan.The Forgotten Room Is most definitely a romantic historical novel and it has a dash of mystery in it I enjoyed it because it was a get away novel for me Although this book was slow and confusing in the first few chapters I stuck with it until I was able figure out who was who and then I enjoyed the story immensely I do recommend this to anyone that loves star crossed lovers and dramatic passion done well The Forgotten Room


About the Author: Karen White

Withthan 1.8 million books in print in eight different languages, Karen White is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 23 novels, including the popular Charleston set Tradd Street mystery series.Raised in a house full of brothers, Karen s love of books and strong female characters first began in the third grade when the local librarian issued her a library card and placed The Secret of the Old Clock, a Nancy Drew Mystery, in her hands.Karen s roots run deep in the South where many of her novels are set Her intricate plot lines and compelling characters charm and captivate readers with just the right mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue and romance.Not entirely convinced she wanted to be a writer, Karen first pursued a career in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University Ten years later, in a weak moment, she wrote her first book In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000 Her books referred to as grit lit Southern Women s Fiction have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA Southeastern Booksellers Alliance Fiction Book of the Year.Karen s latest novel, Dreams of Falling, was published in June, 2018 by Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Publishing Group.When not writing, Karen spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking Karen and her husband have two grown children and currently live near Atlanta, Georgia with two spoiled Havanese dogs Seeat


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