The Forgotten Room
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: NAL (January 19, 2016)
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.
Wow.. this makes 10 books I've read by Karen White over the years! If you wonder why that surprises me, it's because most of them involve a love story and I am not big into love stories. It seems however she writes a compelling story around the love story to make them interesting enough for me to enjoy. In this one there were three generations of mystery to solve along with the love story. ...and I do like family secrets or discovering information on families. So this one filled the bill nicely.
I think Karen White books are a good gap filler for me to break away from crime now and then. So, it that's you.. you may well enjoy this book. Or.. one of her many other books!