1913 On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned after a gruelling ocean voyage from England to Australia. All she can remember of the journey is that a mysterious woman she calls the Authoress had promised to look after her. But the Authoress has vanished without a trace. 1975 Now an old lady, Nell travels to England to ...
1913 On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned after a gruelling ocean voyage from England to Australia. All she can remember of the journey is that a mysterious woman she calls the Authoress had promised to look after her. But the Authoress has vanished without a trace. 1975 Now an old lady, Nell travels to England to discover the truth about her parentage. Her quest leads her to Cornwall, and to a beautiful estate called Blackhurst Manor, which had been owned by the Mountrachet family. What has prompted Nell's journey after all these years? 2005 On Nell's death, her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into a surprise inheritance. Cliff Cottage, in the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, is notorious amongst the locals for the secrets it holds -- secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is at Cliff Cottage, abandoned for years, and in its forgotten garden, that Cassandra will uncover the truth about the family and why the young Nell was abandoned all those decades before.
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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
Aug 11, 2011
Simplistic, typical romance story. Can we have a heroine who does not have red hair and green eyes?
Mar 25, 2011
A great read! A couple of wet afternoons and it was finished. Thoroughly recommend.
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.
Apr 17, 2010
Forgotten garden is unforgettable
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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