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The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden
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In 1913 London, a little girl plays hide-and-seek on the deck of a ship while waiting for the woman who left her there to return. But as darkness comes, the girl is still alone when the ship pulls out from the dock and steams away on a long, grueling journey to Australia. There, the dock master... show more
In 1913 London, a little girl plays hide-and-seek on the deck of a ship while waiting for the woman who left her there to return. But as darkness comes, the girl is still alone when the ship pulls out from the dock and steams away on a long, grueling journey to Australia. There, the dock master and his wife take in the small castaway who is carrying nothing but a child’s white suitcase containing a few clothes and a book of fairytales. They name her Nell and raise her as their own. It’s not until her twenty-first birthday that they tell her the truth. Nell returns to England in search of her identity and that of the mysterious woman who abandoned her. Her quest is not fulfilled until after her death, when her granddaughter, Cassandra, travels to a cottage on the cliffs of Cornwall and discovers the secrets of its forgotten garden. A tale of outer and inner journeys, and an homage to the power of storytelling, The Forgotten Garden is filled with remarkable characters who weave their way through its intricate plot to astounding effect.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416550549 (1416550542)
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 552
Edition language: English
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Lucy Goodfellow Reviews
Lucy Goodfellow Reviews rated it
4.0 The Forgotten Garden
This book wasn't as good as [b:The Lake House|21104828|The Lake House|Kate Morton|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1455089249s/21104828.jpg|40462273] but its bloody close. I really enjoyed this one. Although I did predict then ending very early into the book and wasn't really thrown off by any of ...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
4.5 Book Review: The Forgotten Garden
Book: The Forgotten Garden Author: Kate Morton Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery Summary: 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 tal...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it
5.0 The Forgotten Garden ★★★★★
I loved this story. The structure is a little convoluted, as it follows three storylines in time, slowly unravelling the mystery of a child who was found abandoned on an Australian dock. There is the story of the child, the story of the child as a mature woman searching for her origins, and the stor...
Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it
3.0 The Forgotten Garden
I've had The Forgotten Garden on my shelf for a long time. I've wanted to read it, but it's just so LONG. I finally decided to tackle it so it would stop haunting me from the bookshelf. There is no denying that Morton can write beautifully. But, the book was so LONG. It wasn't only that it was ove...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
4.0 The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
I had quite a lot of fun getting lost in this mystery of an enchanting, abandoned garden. There are three eras portrayed in the book, but the most interesting part for me is the one set in early 20th century England. Some red herrings are sprinkled here and there with a hint of something darker than...
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