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The Forgotten Garden (2008)

by Kate Morton

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A great summer read ( )
  tashlyn88 | Feb 5, 2016 |
great meaty book with many plot twists. The characters were well developed. I really enjoyed it. I would have given it 5 stars but I did find the alternating between character accounts and past and present to be a bit confusing, although necessary. A granddaughter sets out across the world to solve the mystery of her recently deceased grandmothers origins. Her grandmother had learned as a young adult that she was not who she had been told she was, and spends decades trying to unravel the truth to no avail. Her grandchild picks up where she left off, trying to tie late 1800-early 1900 England to present day Australia. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
great meaty book with many plot twists. The characters were well developed. I really enjoyed it. I would have given it 5 stars but I did find the alternating between character accounts and past and present to be a bit confusing, although necessary. A granddaughter sets out across the world to solve the mystery of her recently deceased grandmothers origins. Her grandmother had learned as a young adult that she was not who she had been told she was, and spends decades trying to unravel the truth to no avail. Her grandchild picks up where she left off, trying to tie late 1800-early 1900 England to present day Australia. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
More like 3 1/2 stars. An enjoyable read, but was not overly wowed. More mystery than suspense. Character types are a bit extreme! ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
I enjoyed this book, but not nearly as much as I did the Secret Keeper, Kate Morton's book that I read just prior to this one - the story line here involved a mystery surrounding a young child, Nell, who was left alone aboard a ship sailing from England to Australia -

I correctly guessed several of the secrets in this book and also found that there were too many convenient coincidences that unraveled some of the mysteries - However, I did remain interested in the plot and characters throughout and may be judging this book more harshly because I found the Secret Keeper so compelling and therefore had very high expectations - ( )
  njinthesun | Jan 24, 2016 |
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All the pieces don’t quite mesh, but it’s a satisfying read overall, just the thing for readers who like multigenerational sagas with a touch of mystery.
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Kate Mortonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ayers, AlanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elisabet W. MiddelthonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, IanMap artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kwan, LaywanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Middelthon, Elisabet W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mock-Maniscalco, DavinaDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A lost child: On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia. A mysterious woman called the Authoress had promised to look after her - but has disappeared without a trace. A terrible secret: On the night of her twenty-first birthday, Nell Andrews learns a secret that will change her life forever. Decades later, she embarks upon a search for the truth that leads her to the windswept Cornish coast and the strange and beautiful Blackhurst Manor, once owned by the aristocratic Mountrachet family.A mysterious inheritance: On Nell's death, her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into an unexpected inheritance. Cliff Cottage and its forgotten garden are notorious amongst the Cornish locals for the secrets they hold - secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family and their ward Eliza Makepeace, a writer of dark Victorian fairytales. It is here that Cassandra will finally uncover the truth about the family, and solve the century-old mystery of a little girl lost.
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The key to an old
Secret will be found in the
Forgotten garden.
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"From the author of "The House at Riverton" comes a story of outer and inner journeys as "Nell," abandoned as a child, leaves her adoptive parents in Australia and travels to England to trace her story, to find her real identity--a quest that ultimately leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family."… (more)

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