Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Hudson Collection

The Hudson Collection by author Jocelyn Green is set on the Hudson River in New York City. A beautiful tale in the 1920's. 

The main character, Elsa Reisner, is sent to Elmhurst by the American Museum of Natural History to go through the estate and categorize the taxidermy bird specimens bequeathed to the museum. While she is there, she befriends the gardener and her daughter. She learns about a mystery that has great value. No one can find this piece of antiquity, and with the mansion slated to be destroyed, time is running out. Her attraction to Luke DuPont brings her out of her shell, that has kept her since she developed polio as a child.

This story is so full of compassion and is rich with some heavy topics. I found this story to be fascinating and enlightening with well written characters. Very sweet and clean reading. The authors informative notes at the end were very interesting as she has based a lot of the story on facts and history.

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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