April read-along schedule and sign-ups: The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

March’s read-along of The Yellow House has been so much fun, and I am excited to host another one in April. April’s book is The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons. Here’s the synopsis:

It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When the master of Tyneford’s young son, Kit, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford – and Elise – forever.

I’ve broken the book up into four sections. Here’s the schedule:

Section One – post to go up on April 9th: Chapters 1 through 10

Section Two – post to go up on April 16th: Chapters 11 through 15

Section Three – post to go up on April 23rd: Chapters 16 through 21

Section Four – post to go up on April 30th: Chapters 22 through 26 (the end)

Each week on the post date, I’ll have my thoughts or questions posted first thing in the morning. If you’re reading along, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section, or else leave a link to a discussion post on your own blog.

Please leave a comment and let me know if you’re planning to join in. I’m looking forward to reading along with all of you!

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20 Responses to April read-along schedule and sign-ups: The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons

  1. Marg
    Twitter: MargReads
    says:

    I picked up the book from the library this week so I am going to attempt to join in.

  2. ibeeeg says:

    I cannot wait to start reading this book. I am very much looking forward to the discussion.

  3. sagustocox
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit
    says:

    Alas, I will be focused on poetry all of April for National Poetry Month’s blog tour. I would have joined the read-a-long otherwise. Will we have questions for the last section of yellow house or should we just post final thoughts?

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Serena – I’m sorry that the timing doesn’t work for you. :( I’m hoping to do another Irish fiction read-along later in the year – possibly August or September – so stay tuned!

  4. Suey
    Twitter: sueysays
    says:

    I’m hoping a copy comes in from the library for me in time to join up!

  5. irene says:

    I’m in, I’m expecting delivery any day now.

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  7. Kate Kane says:

    I couldn’t wait any longer for my library copy so I went out and bought a copy. The gal at my local bookstore raved about the book and that they’ve had a hard time keeping copies on the shelf. I can’t wait to share thoughts!

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Kate – I’m glad you got a copy! I’m about 60 pages in or so, and loving it already.

  8. Debbie's World of Books
    Twitter: debworldofbooks
    says:

    Oh, oh, I should start this one and do a read along with you. It’s been sitting on my shelf and I haven’t been motivated to pick it up. :)

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Debbie – oh, do! You should really pick it up – it’s fantastic. And you only have to read the first ten chapters – and it doesn’t matter if you’re a little late for the discussion on Monday, just chime in whenever you’re finished. :)

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  11. Susan says:

    If you do another one, is there a way to let me know? Thanks,

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies
      says:

      Susan – I announce them here on the blog, so be sure and check back! You can also sign up to be notified by e-mail whenever I write a new post, or to add my blog to your feed reader, by clicking on the little orange symbol in the top left-hand corner of the blog.