Book Club: Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield

Henpicked’s book of the month for May 2020…

Thank you so much to everyone who has joined in the discussion about Wonder by R J Palacio.

If you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, please do join in the conversation at the bottom of the article on Disqus. What did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend? We know some of us haven’t finished yet but we’d still like to hear from you.

For this month we’ve chosen Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield. Thanks very much to Fleur Lloyd for the recommendation.

Some say the river drowned her… some say it brought her back to life

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child.

Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a miracle? Is it magic? And who does the little girl belong to?

Here are the reviews…

“Infused with the spirit of Jane Eyre, Rebecca and The Woman in White.” Independent

“I was completely spellbound.” Ruth Hogan

“A delight… I devoured it.” Jo Baker

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Happy reading!