The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton is a treat. Its plot initially unfolds in Victorian England and concludes in the present day. The centerpiece that drives the action is a house called Birchwood Manor. It’s very atmospheric, with a strong sense of place and lots of good background on the history and mores of the people who are a part of its life over the years. The mystique of the house enthralls residents and visitors alike. There are lots of winding plot trails that resolve satisfactorily at the end. This is more than a ghost story, although she is pretty witty and perceptive.