The Forgotten Garden
Books | Fiction / Historical / 20th Century / World War I
From the New York Times bestselling author of Homecoming comes a novel that takes readers 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-fi rst 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.
Simon and Schuster
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"This one or her book The Lake House. They’re incredible and have so much going on in the best way! "
"Love the way Kate Morton weaves the plot, creating a captivating mystery, as well as the atmosphere she evokes with her masterful language ."
"I loved this book. Yes, there were problems with the story - Nell's overreaction to hearing she was adopted, Rose's inexplicable personality change after she was married, Cassandra's lack of personality. I could go on, but it really doesn't matter. I still loved it. You have to suspend some belief when reading it since everything is tied up so neatly but to me it didn't make it any less enjoyable."