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The Forgotten Garden By Kate Morton The Forgotten Garden A foundling an old book of dark fairy tales a secret garden an aristocratic family a love denied and a mystery The Forgotten Garden is a captivating atmospheric and compulsively readable story o

  • Title: The Forgotten Garden
  • Author: Kate Morton
  • ISBN: 9780330449601
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Forgotten Garden By Kate Morton A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best selling author Kate Morton.Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has jusA foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best selling author Kate Morton.Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself.
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    1. Kat Kennedy on said:

      Kat looks at The Forgotten Garden Kat looks at the beckoning stack of other books to read Kat looks back at the first 33 pages of The Forgotten Garden Kat groans So basically there s this woman Let s call her Stupidhead because I couldn t care enough to remember her name She finds out on her 21st birthday party that her loving, adoring family is not her biological family They found her as a very small child and cared enough to take her in and give her a wonderful home full of people who loved an [...]

    2. James on said:

      5 stars to Kate Morton s The Forgotten Garden The plot is mesmerizing and the story telling of the grandmother and the granddaughter is unparalleled Morton jumps from time period to time period, country to country, character to character in a flawless manner The imagery is astounding The relationships are well planned Morton keeps you guessing as to how it s all connected with the garden up front and center the whole way through the ride Thoroughly enjoyed the journey this book takes you on I am [...]

    3. Hannah on said:

      Aussie author Kate Morton deftly managed to push nearly every one of my reading buttons with her lovely book, The Forgotten Garden 1 Not so young woman with a haunted past check2 Not so fairy Grandmother who bequeaths said woman an old house with a mysterious history check3 Said old, mysterious house is actually a cottage on the wild Cornish coast, complete with a hidden garden, a handsome neighbor, and the faintest suggestion of the supernatural check4 Said woman embarks on a quest to uncover h [...]

    4. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin on said:

      God Bless A Milk Cow Once again, most of my friends on GR loved this book to death I m going to quit picking books my friends love to death I have had this book for a year or I got it from the used bookstore for 1.00 I love the cover, I loved the summary and I thought I would love the book Now, don t get me wrong I liked the book, it just didn t take me there, wherever it took everyone else Actually, there are 2 or 3 friends that almost everything they love, I will only like or not like at all [...]

    5. Laura on said:

      While this is ostensibly a novel of secrets spanning four generations, most of the secrets are fairly obvious I kept waiting for the blow to fall murder incest buried treasure Alas, no The narration shifts among different but related storylines, all of which, to be fair, I found intriguing in 1913 a child who can t remember her name turns up on an Australian dock carrying a book of fairy tales in 2005 her granddaughter tries to uncover the mysteries of a hidden garden in Cornwall in Victorian En [...]

    6. Kathy on said:

      Sometimes when people keep recommending a book, you should listen and read that book The Forgotten Garden is such a book You finally read it and end up wondering why in the world you waited so long Kate Morton provides the intricate layering of different times and places in a masterful manner, gifting the reader with a story that captures the imagination and heart completely Nell, as the lost child, is the pivotal character around which all mysteries and actions revolve A tale that begins in Eng [...]

    7. Cheryl on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book It is an easy read, and yet gave me room to pause as I stopped to think I like books that let me do that without pounding me into a pulp on the way I suspect the book might appeal to women then men and it would be a good choice of several of the reading circles I know My only regret that Eliza s book of fairy tales isn t a real book.Things I like knowing before I buy a book No profanity that I noticed Respectful story specific reference to sex Emotional issues dea [...]

    8. Arah-Lynda on said:

      If you are looking for a good story to escape into for a while, look no further The Forgotten Garden weaves a tangled tale of family secrets, kept hidden for generations Kate Morton does an excellent job of creating mystery and intrigue that spans generations as one woman searches for her true identity and finds her family in an unexpected place along the way Good Stuff

    9. Karla on said:

      I became quite enchanted with this tale and really loved the interwoven bewitching dark fairy tales that added dimensions to this novel It was a mystery that had me second guessing myself several times Every time I had it all figured out a new chink was added to the chain of clues I think the style of writing was superbly done, not often can I say that I loved the way each chapter transported me to another time and a different POV spanning the generation of women in the family I did find new ev [...]

    10. Barbara Mader on said:

      Added Later My summary of this book would have to be this it is an oddly plotted book about very stupid people written in lovely language.But oh, the idiot characters Honestly Why would Nell be such a twitty jerk to her fiance and adoptive family Why on earth would Eliza act as she did Sorry don t buy it Figured out what happened the mystery of the little girl on the boat earlier on and scanned much of the rest Didn t find the characters behavior believable Why would supposedly strong women that [...]

    11. ruzmarì on said:

      I am breaking silence here to gush about Kate Morton Her fiction is carefully researched and crafted, and the writing itself is luminous The Forgotten Garden unwinds like a fairy tale, slowly curling off the spool where ambiguously benefic crones have wound it We jump back and forth between present day Australia where a young woman mourns the mysterious grandmother who inspired her as a child, to England at the turn of the last century where an affluent family in a small coastal town conspires t [...]

    12. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      A multi generational mystery that reveals itself bit by haunting bit, about three women Eliza, born in the late 1800s, who is born into poverty in London, to a young woman who had run away from her upper crust home for reasons that become clear later in the story, and who is found and pulled back into her wealthy family s embrace or maybe it s their tentacles Nell, born in 1909, who is found sitting on her suitcase on an Australian ship dock in 1913, adamantly refusing to say where she came from [...]

    13. Chelsea on said:

      I read 549 pages and that was the reveal Really God, I was bored I only stuck it out because I figured the book had to be building up to something And I suppose that technically, it was Just not anything particularly interesting or worth waiting for I get it, everyone in the book has mother child abandonment issues.I think this book really wanted to be The Thirteenth Tale, but didn t have the balls if you pardon the inaccurate expression, what with how female centric both titles are Now that boo [...]

    14. Julie on said:

      The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton is a 2009 Atria publication I only recently discovered this author, having read her latest release, The Lake House, and loved it Naturally, I wanted The Forgotten Garden is just the type of novel I can lose myself in I love family secrets within a historical setting that spans generations The story begins with a little girl found all alone in 1913, taken in by a couple desperate for children, raising her as their own, naming her Nell Once Nell learns the trut [...]

    15. Jeanette"Astute Crabbist" on said:

      I loved every page of this book, including the hokey stuff.This is definitely comfort reading, but it s not chick lit and it s not oversimplified It had enough plot complexity to keep my grown up mind engaged At the same time, it had enough enchantment and mystery to appeal to the little girl I once was I was happy to discover that little girl is still in there, and she still believes in magical gardens and strange coincidences This is a long and lovely story about a woman who made the wrong dec [...]

    16. FrancoSantos on said:

      Eso, querida m a, es lo que hace que un personaje sea interesante sus secretos.El jard n olvidado es sumamente r pido, es imposible soltarlo Est lleno de misterio y secretos Muchos secretos Es muy complejo y son tantas las historias, las personalidades, los tiempos y lazos familiares que es incre ble ver todo entrelazado y c mo todo tiene sentido y cuaja de manera perfecta al final Es una historia muy minuciosa y detallista A medida que vas avanzando en la trama Morton te da un dato que te aclar [...]

    17. Megan on said:

      I feel a bit conflicted about what rating to give this book On the one hand, I loved and devoured the last three hundred pages of this book I found Cassandra, Nell, and Eliza to all be compelling characters and I grew attached to each of them individually The writing is really beautiful, even poetic in parts, and I loved the weaving of Eliza s fairy tales throughout I also really enjoyed the setup of the book, with the three women narrating and the way Morton wove everything together so nicely, [...]

    18. LindyLouMac on said:

      bookcrossing journal 6I found this as engrossing as her debut which I read earlier this year This time Kate Morton has written an intriguing mystery that started in the 1900 s and is not fully unravelled until 2005 It is told as three stories covering three generations combining to give us clues along the way.Maybe the ending was a little predictable but I certainly did not guess all the answers to the mysteries along the way.The protagonist is Nell around who the whole mystery centres The story [...]

    19. Kaya on said:

      Memory is a cruel mistress with whom we all must learn to dance It took me a while to fall in love with this book, but I did I m a sucker for stories where past and present intertwine, especially when suspense is on its high point This book had the right twists, even though some of them were predictable, and it ended in a good place, without unnecessary prolonging A child is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913 Nell, the lost child, is the pivotal character around all mysteries and a [...]

    20. Helene Jeppesen on said:

      I know that this rating of mine is going to be highly unpopular because this specific book seems to have enchanted loads and loads of people It has an average rating of 4.17 stars here in , and while I was reading it people kept sharing their love for this book and this author The Forgotten Garden was my first book by Kate Morton, and I think it s going to be my last as well That s because I have a feeling that once you ve read one of her books, you know what her stories and her writing style is [...]

    21. Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh on said:

      good 3 stars First off if you re a Kate Morton fan you ll love it Definitely its strongest points were the weaving of Grimm style fairytales and a hidden garden into the story I m a sucker for both Her characterizations are strong Eliza Makepeace was terrific, definitely the most memorable of the lot Other standouts included the simpering Rose Adeline, her social climbing psycho of a mother They were both so over the top weird, I found them fascinatingt so good The constant jumping between diffe [...]

    22. Elyse on said:

      Such a great book I rate this 4.5 stars A wonderful epic journey with characters not to be forgotten Its a rich and satisfying engaging story.Given the length of this book 500 pages its amazing how easy it is to retain all the many details and every new character who gets introduced must credit the writer.This book just flows Its the type of book I would have loved to read in the winter curled up on the couched on a few cold chilly days read non stop but I didn t have the pleasure to read it qui [...]

    23. Barb on said:

      I listened to the audio book version and really enjoyed it I have a different standard for audio books than I do for books I read myself in a printed format They have to be read at a pace that allows me to understand what s being said the actual words being read and what s happening in the story while I m driving my car, the voice of the reader has to be pleasant and agreeable and the story has to hold my attention I m generally able to suspend disbelief easily when I m listening to an audio bo [...]

    24. Ema on said:

      The Forgotten Garden was rather disappointing, as I was sure that I would love this book Secrets, mystery, a hidden gardenese are ingredients that I love Just not the most fortunate use for them in this plot For one thing, this book should have been half its length so many and not particularly beautiful descriptions, detailed rendering of unimportant gestures and unnecessary talk And the secrets were not really secrets, I could glimpse at several possibilities, one of which turned out to be true [...]

    25. Ashley on said:

      I was ready to love this book from the moment I heard about it The Secret Garden is one of my favorite books, and stories about family secrets and hidden rooms and stuff like that are like catnip to me And the bare bones of this story is indeed pretty satisfying Unfortunately, the execution of it ruined most of my enjoyment, and I decided halfway through that I wasn t going to read any of this author s books I ve been really excited about two of her books now, and both have been completely unde [...]

    26. Yani on said:

      Aviso la rese a tiene spoilers que ocult debidamente, cosa que este libro no hace, tal como dej aclarado en una nota en el final Debo admitir que compr el libro tironeada por el Primera Guerra Mundial que se lee en la sinopsis de la edici n, ya que cre que la parte del pasado estar a ambientada en ese hecho Sin embargo, apenas roza el a o en que ocurri e inesperadamente me vi envuelta en otra clase de historia, una que oscila entre la identidad y el amor no necesariamente hacia una pareja A gran [...]

    27. Ana on said:

      Divno Ovo mi je jedna od najboljih knjiga koje sam dosad pro itala, 477 stranica istog gu ta Radnja se odvija u nekoliko razdoblja, i plete se polako u jednu cjelinu, sla u i se kao puzzle Jako mi se svi a ta goti ka atmosfera, podsje a me na jednu od mojih omiljenih knjiga, Trinaestu pri u Opisi su prekrasni, toliko ivi i stvarni da mi se ini da sam bila tamo i gledala junake a ne itala o njima Ukratko, odu evljena sam.

    28. Trish at Between My Lines on said:

      This review was originally posted on Between My Lines Have you ever read a book and thought how can I review that How can I show just how powerful and wise the words were What way could I portray that slow tantalising reveal of long forgotten family secrets How could I do it justice That was my dilemma on finishing The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton So I m skipping the review and letting Kate s own words do all the hard graft for me 5 Inspirational Quotes The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 1 B [...]

    29. Tiffany Skinner on said:

      I m becoming quite the fan of Kate Morton I loved this book, even though it was still a little tragic for my taste yes Allison tragic And there were times it was a little hard to follow because there are so many characters and so many time periods But it s a great story A classic, really I LOVED the mystery and how the author kept me guessing until the very end I grew so close to the main characters I could feel their heartache Poor Eliza She was my favorite So full of life despite so many losse [...]

    30. Isaura Pereira on said:

      Aviso desde j que tudo o que possa dizer sobre este livro n o vai fazer jus sua hist ria, sua qualidade Foi dos melhores livros que li, n o s este ano, mas de sempre.H muito tempo que ouvia bloggers a falar deste livro, especialmente, a minha amiga Tita do Prazer das Coisas que n o se cansava de me recomendar este livro Como confio nas suas recomenda es, pois j deram bons resultados e at temos alguns gostos liter rios em comum aceitei de imediato a sua recomenda o Quando vi o livro e sabendo a m [...]

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