The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Paperback Book

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Author: Kate Morton

Format: Quality Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Published: Feb 2010

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $17.00

Pages: 560

Synopsis

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The House at Riverton, a novel that takes the reader on an unforgettable journey through generations and across continents as two women try to uncover their family's secret past

A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book - a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, 'Nell' sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.

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Reviews

BookLender review by Stephanie on 2012-07-02 10:10:22

Well written, kept my interest, wonderful characters. Definately will read this author again!

BookLender review by Laura on 2010-06-15 15:43:02

This book ranks, without a doubt, with Rebecca, The Thorn Birds, and Wuthering Heights, especially in terms of not only merit, but how it attaches to you and remains after the last page. The title does the book a disservice... it's not nearly indicative enough of its engrossing power. It sounds sweet... I almost passed it by because of the title. This is the book's only flaw. If I actually got started with an actual review, I would never stop. I also enjoyed The House at Riverton, but maybe because I read The Forgotten Garden first, I place it higher, but Riverton is just as well-crafted. Kate Morton ties with JK Rowling for the author who is everything I want to be myself as a writer. I can't wait for her new book in November!

BookLender review by Cynthia G. on 2010-05-25 18:44:07

A little slow to start,and confusing when the point of view changes from the early 1900's, to the mid 70's, and then 2005. The basic story is good, but required concentration to keep up with. Subtle hints of incest are never fully explained. The story should have been edited, it's a bit too long. Still, not a bad book to pass the time with.