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The Forgotten Garden


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 ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.125
Donna K P

love the title

by Donna K P on Dec 6, 2012

kept you wanting to know what happens next and entertwining the years back and forth so you would know what was going on and at the end it finally all comes together with a surpise ending

Kathleen  T
by Kathleen T on Aug 11, 2011

Simplistic, typical romance story. Can we have a heroine who does not have red hair and green eyes?

Moira M
by Moira M on Mar 25, 2011

A great read! A couple of wet afternoons and it was finished. Thoroughly recommend.



by GoluxGirl on Jan 26, 2011

At first, the jumping back and forth in time to tell the stories of multiple charachters drove me a little bit crazy. But it didn't take very many chapters to start feeling pulled in by the complexity of the story. The characters were vivid and well-drawn and human. And I liked the brief cameo by Frances Hodgson Burnett. My only complaint with the story is that I figured out enough by about 2/3 of the way through that I wasn't really surprised by anything at the conclusion. Some of the details of what I thought would occur were different, and some things I wanted to have happen didn't, and certain characters were either more or less menacing than I expected. Despite that, I enjoyed getting there. Kate Morton is a very talented writer, and she made the story enjoyable to the end.


Forgotten garden is unforgettable

by biggiesmalls on Apr 17, 2010

I purchased this book after reading the authors first book. The story didn't disappoint, a great mix between three different times, beautifully woven together. I wouldn't read it if you don't have the time to be focussed on a few chapters at a time, otherwise you'll get a little lost!

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