THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER by Kate Morton & Giveaway



“My father called me Birdie; he said I was his little bird. Others knew me as his child, the clockmaker’s daughter. Edward called me his muse, his destiny. I am remembered as a thief, an imposter, a girl who rose above her station, who was not chaste.

My real name, no one remembers.
The truth about that summer, no one else knows.”


Kate Morton’s new historical novel, THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER (Atria) is set in London. It combines a love story and mysterious murders casting a shadow across ganerations.

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe’s life is in ruins.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London,
uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist’s sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?

Told by multiple voices across time, THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker’s daughter.

(Summary courtesy Atria)



KATE MORTON was born in South Australia, grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland and now lives with her family in London and Australia. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature, and harboured dreams of joining the Royal Shakespeare Company until she realised that it was words she loved more than performing. Kate still feels a pang of longing each time she goes to the theatre and the house lights dim.

“I fell deeply in love with books as a child and believe that reading is freedom; that to read is to live a thousand lives in one; that fiction is a magical conversation between two people – you and me – in which our minds meet across time and space. I love books that conjure a world around me, bringing their characters and settings to life, so that the real world disappears and all that matters, from beginning to end, is turning one more page.”

Kate Morton’s five novels – The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House – have all been New York Times bestsellers, Sunday Times bestsellers and international number 1 bestsellers; they are published in 34 languages, across 42 countries.

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Thanks to Atria Books, we have one copy of THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER to giveaway. Just tell us which of Kate’s bestselling novels is your favorite.

We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only please.

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41 thoughts on “THE CLOCKMAKER’S DAUGHTER by Kate Morton & Giveaway

  1. I have read and loved all of Kate Morton’s books so it’s hard to pick a favorite! If pressed, I would say THE SECRET KEEPER is my favorite so far.

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  2. The Lake House. I can’t tell you how many ways I have tried to snag a copy of this book – this is one that I want to read sooo badly!

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  3. Tha Clockmaker is at the very top of my TBR Wishlist! My favorite book by Kate Morton, so far, has been The Lake House. I’ve got my fingers crossed hoping to win and read this one!

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  4. The Secret Keeper is my favorite. I read it awhile ago along with two other Kate Morton books, and fell in love with them and her writing.

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  5. I have not had the pleasure of reading one of Kate Morton’s books. I would love this one to he my first. Thank you for the chance.

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  6. I have heard a lot of good things about “The lake house” and I am utterly excited to read “The clockmaker’s daughter”!

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  7. I found “The Forgotten Garden” at a library book sale and picked it up. It was the first book I ever read by this author and I loved it! I cant wait to read this one too!!


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