The Forgotten Room Best Read || [Karen White Beatriz Williams Lauren Willig]

  • Title: The Forgotten Room
  • Author: Karen White Beatriz Williams Lauren Willig
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  • Page: 355
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • 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 tNew 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.
    Karen White Beatriz Williams Lauren Willig
    After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer or become Scarlett O Hara In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August, 2000 Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA Southeastern Booksellers Alliance Fiction Book of the Year, and has twice won the National Readers Choice Award.Karen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and currently writes what she refers to as grit lit Southern women s fiction and has also expanded her horizons into writing a mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina Her 22nd novel, THE GUESTS ON SOUTH BATTERY, was published January 10, 2017 by Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House Publishing Group.Karen hails from a long line of Southerners but spent most of her growing up years in London, England and is a graduate of the American School in London When not writing, she spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two children, and two spoiled Havanese dogs See at karen white biom st


    4 stars Well, that s the thing about choices, isn t it There are always to make I ve never seen a street where you couldn t cross to the other side This was a beautifully written historical fiction, written in a collaboration of 3 different authors Karen White, Lauren Willig and Beatriz Williams Honestly, everything flowed together so wonderfully that you can t even tell that 3 different authors had a hand in the different storylines.1944 Kate Schuyler is a doctor working in a private hospital [...]

    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    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 lov [...]

    Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    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 [...]

    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 desi [...]

    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 s [...]

    Fafa's Book Corner
    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 begi [...]

    The Forgotten Room is a unique story told in three different points of view and three different times of the ages What was so interesting is that the story blends together people whose lives intersect in ways they never could have imagined across generations It s amazing that these three authors can each write about a personality and then bring together heartwarming story about men and women whose lives will be changed forever.This is a story of three beautiful romances that are both touching an [...]

    RoseMary Achey
    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 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.

    Judi Anne
    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 th [...]

    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 book spans 3 generations from mother to daughter to granddaughter and a love that would not be derailed by time or circumstance As the three stories unfold you find yourself transported back to a time when women were ruled by their stations in life and then the next generation beginning to work up to the time when women were fighting for the right to do a man s job Olive, the mother tries to vindicate her father whom she feels has been robbed of his success when the wealthy Pratts refuse to [...]

    I downloaded this book during a workday big mistake After quickly reading the first chapter and being introduced to Kate and the wounded captain, the rest of the day was utter torture My hands kept twitching, yearning to keep on reading Foolishly, I had made plans with a friend after work I toyed with the idea of cancelling but was a normal and polite human and resisted the overwhelming urge You will not get me to confess that I snuck in some covert reading during our dinner by excusing myself t [...]

    This is one of those books that is best read in one sitting, two at the most This story is told from 3 different POVs, each being in a different era the 1890 s, the 1920 s, and the 1940 s The 3 POV s are a daughter, mother, and grandmother all with similar stories and all with romance center stage That is the hard parteping everyone separate when they are so very similar Sometimes, I wasn t sure who was talking Thankfully, the authors use the character names a lot to remind the reader who was ta [...]

    I had not read a book written by three different authors and what brilliant writers each of them are This is what attracted me to this book I knew it had to be very good and very good it was.Told in three different time lines each story was dramatic and full of suspense Each story was from the beginning linked to another so that you knew at the end it was going to come together, happily or not There was so much sadness, separation, hardship during the course of each story that it was not an easy [...]

    Barb in Maryland
    Well, I am totally bummed I so wanted to like this book, but I had issues with it from the get go.The big deal breakers for me were the format and the fact that none of the young women engaged my interest The format was the big culprit for me the alternating chapters never gave me a chance to sink into the story I was constantly being jerked away just when I was getting settled in I do believe that all the to ing and fro ing led to my second problem.I think I would have liked this better as thre [...]

    Loved how it all really came together at the end.

    Great book by 3 great authors I was so excited to have been approved for this title I have been dying to read it and thought of this as such a gift I ve only read 1 book by Karen White prior to this but liked it plan to read Lauren Willig Beatriz Williams are 2 of my favorite authors I couldn t wait to see what these women came up with together What they created was seamless through both the eras of the 3 different main characters and the authors themselves In my opinion, just by reading it, I [...]

    I didn t dislike this book, but I wanted to like it Told from three different perspectives, I think my biggest issue was that aside from the main characters trying to piece together a mystery, the love interests also had a history, and I started getting confused as to how everyone was related So it was the last third when secrets were revealed that made me just want to finish and move on to something new I thought the premise of the story was unique, but all the storylines and the fact that we [...]

    Nicole R
    I don t think anyone who knows me is surprised that I adored a book that was touched by Beatriz Williams s talented pen The Forgotten Room is a collaboration among three popular historical fiction contemporary fiction writers, but it is not an anthology with each writer contributing a story Instead, each writer anonymously writes about a different character in alternating chapters Olive Van Allen Jones is a servant in the elegant Pratt mansion in New York City in 1892 She took the position for a [...]

    Oh my, such a clever book written by Lauren Willig, Beatriz Williams and Karen White Amazing how it all went together I followed the clues and of course went a little astray, but never mind What a story of three women and the men who loved them I liked all three time periods, and eagerly read on Every bit as good as others have said it is.

    Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)
    Olive is a maid in the opulent Pratt Mansion on the upper east side She wasn t raised to be a maid, far from it, her father was a famous architect and had ambitions of grandeur for his family Ambitions that ended when the Pratt s refused to pay for his work on the mansion and he ended his life Olive has infiltrated the household to clear her father s name, little thinking that she might find something other then vengeance inside those four walls her father built Almost thirty years later Olive s [...]

    Nancy Baker
    First of all, I love all Karen White stories I was intrigued to see how three authors would coordinate the collaborative process of writing a book together I loved the suspense created trying to weave three stories together and yet had difficulty keeping all three separate I am accustomed to having to intertwine two stories together a past and present but to weave 3 was a bit like trying to French braid with only two fingers awkward and mind boggling at times There are three distinct stories tol [...]

    Elizabeth Boyle
    Enjoyed this book and the wonderfully twined stories.

    When I read the synopsis, I really thought that this story would have gravitas, and that the Forgotten Room s mystery would have substance Now that I ve finished it, I am disappointed because this book turned out to be nothing than three rather lightweight cookie cutter love stories the first one is about Olive and Harry, taking place in 1893, then there s Lucy and John, in 1920, and the lastly there s Kate and Cooper, in 1944 The backdrop of New York a city that I love couldn t make up for t [...]

    This is my favorite type of book A wonderful blend of historical fiction and a mystery to unravel The story is told by alternating points of view of 3 characters during 3 different time periods in New York City Gilded Age Olive, Jazz Age Lucy, and WW2 era Kate All of the characters have a connection to mansion in Manhattan s Upper East Side and as the novel unfolds and secrets are revealed you learn how the characters are connected, the mystery of what happened to Olive and how those events infl [...]

    Pam Jenoff
    Great book by three favorite authors

    Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    There are not many fictional novels that I ve come across that have multiple authors, let alone three contributing authors, which is why this book caught my eye Add in the description of a historical fiction mystery within three generations of the same family and I knew this was a book for me.From the description on the cover this book seems to be a historical mystery, but the romance aspect takes centre stage for most of the book It follows the lives of three women from three generations of the [...]

    Tracie Banister
    I downloaded this book because I was intrigued by the premise and I m a huge fan of Lauren Willig s Pink Carnation series The Forgotten Room tells the story of three women different generations of the same family who are not just connected by blood, but also a house that holds all their secrets, where each of them experiences moments of great happiness and profound loss This story is woven together beautifully by the three authors, and I was impressed by how seamless the writing was With their w [...]

    Review also found at kristineandterri 24.5 stars I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The expected publication is January 19th, 2016 I have to admit that I was quite excited to get my hands on this story I am not a stranger to Karen White s work and have enjoyed everything of hers that I have read thus far William s and Willig are new to me however I loved the concept of three authors collaborating on one story I can only assu [...]

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