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The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton
The Forgotten Garden
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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... show more
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 with very little to go on, "Nell" sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her story, to find 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.

At Cliff Cottage, on the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book's title and is able to unlock the secrets of the beautiful book of fairy tales. This is a novel of outer and inner journeys and an homage to the power of storytelling.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B001NLKWLW
Publisher: Atria
Pages no: 660
Edition language: English
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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...
All about me
All about me rated it
4.0 The Forgotten Garden
I enjoyed this story. The suspense isn't the reader finding out what happened, but in the characters finding it out. Kate Morton's books are easy to read and her characters are all engaging in their own ways. Great story telling.
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