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The forgotten room / Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig.

By: White, Karen (Karen S.) [author.].
Contributor(s): Williams, Beatriz [author.] | Willig, Lauren [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 371 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780451474629 ; 0451474627 .Subject(s): Women physicians -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Family secrets -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: Dr. Kate Schuyler finds herself drawn into a mystery involving three generations of her family when Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought into the private Manhattan hospital where she works.
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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.... <br> <br> 1945 : When critically wounded Captain Cooper Ravenel 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.<br> <br> Who is the woman in Captain Ravenel's miniature portrait 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 Olive Van Alan, driven in the Gilded Age from riches to rags, who hired out as a servant in the very house her father designed, and Lucy Young, who in the Jazz Age came from Brooklyn to Manhattan seeking the father she had never known. But are Kate and Cooper ready for the secrets that will be revealed in the Forgotten Room?<br> <br> READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

Dr. Kate Schuyler finds herself drawn into a mystery involving three generations of her family when Captain Cooper Ravenal is brought into the private Manhattan hospital where she works.

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In 1892, an impoverished Olive Van Alan entered the Pratt family's Manhattan mansion as a housemaid. Aside from employment it offered the perfect opportunity to search for evidence that her father, the mansion's architect, had been cheated out of money and his reputation ruined by Mr. Pratt. Followed by her daughter Lucy in 1920 and granddaughter Kate in 1944, each woman is looking for answers to the previous generation's unspoken mystery. Will any of them find what they're looking for, or will they discover instead what they need? Narrated from three individual viewpoints, each within their own time period, this literary collaboration of three best-selling authors (White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig) cleverly trails the impact of choices previously made. Well-selected historical details build more than just a strong sense of place and time; they also provide understanding to the limited options available to women in those eras. Verdict Engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot of false leads will help readers justify a weekend spent reading, without interruption please! An excellent suggestion for fans of historical fiction, mysteries, and family relationships, all with a hint of romance. [See Prepub Alert, 8/1/15.]-Stacey Hayman, Rocky River P.L., OH © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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