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.
This is an ill-fated love story that spans three generations. A ruby pendant, an oval portrait, and an old mansion, take the reader through the late 1800’s, the depression and WWII.
I was expecting something totally different. What I got, was a wonderful novel that kept me enthralled from start to finish.
There is something about this tale that consumes you. I was so caught up in the mystery of the necklace, house and art. The characters in each decade were so well done and intriguing. I had a hard time letting go of this book. Even when the story was finished, the characters and their unfortunate history stayed with me.
I have read Karen White and Beatriz Edwards. They are two of my favorite authors. I have not read Lauren Willig. I actually have one of her books and have moved it up the never ending TBR list, so stay tuned.
I received this book from Netgalley for an honest review.