The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Abandoned on a 1913 voyage to Australia, Nell is raised by a dock master and his wife who do not tell her until she is an adult that she is not their child, leading Nell to return to England and eventually hand down her quest for answers to her granddaughter.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2010
Edition: First Washington Square Press trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781416550556
Branch Call Number: FICTION MORTON
Characteristics: 552 pages ; 21 cm


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Feb 24, 2018

Trying not to give the story away I can only say that I was very surprised that the little girl's companion would leave her unsupervised on the ship after all the grief she went to in order for them to be together.

CRRL_MegRaymond Feb 06, 2018

A tiny girl is on a ship that docks in Australia. She is alone, and doesn't know her name or why she left England.

Jan 18, 2018

A beautifully written novel combining a mix of history, mystery and fairy-tale.

Nov 23, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Kate Morton. Found it so mesmerizing and could not put it down. The characters quite literally come alive and follow their own pathway. I could read it again and it reminded me of my growing up years when I enjoyed Little Women so very much. I would highly recommend it.

AL_NANCY May 17, 2017

Loved this book. My book club voted this book to be one of their favorites.

AL_KATI May 11, 2017

My favorite Kate Morton novel. I loved the history, the mystery, the family drama, the gothic overtones, and I was especially enchanted by her writing.

Apr 23, 2017

Beautifully written. I loved this book.

athompson10 Feb 27, 2017

Fun, sudsy-soapy family mystery. Elements of classic 'romance' novels abound: the Big Stately Home owned by the Monied Family with Secrets, the troubled daughter(s) of the house, the might-be-a-bad-guy son of the house, the beautiful orphan, mysterious pregnancies and births, close-mouthed villagers. The book jumps around, a bit too often for me, between the late 1800s and early 1900s, the mid-1970s and the early 2000s. It's an enjoyable light read. I did have the Big Mystery figured out about halfway through and it was not totally plausible that Cassandra didn't cop on as well.

Jan 18, 2017

Loved this book!

AL_LESLEY Nov 10, 2016

Morton sure does weave an intricate tale with steady slow drips of clues and misdirection. I didn't fall for the misdirection in this one though and had it sorted sooner than I did her other books.

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Jul 23, 2011

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LoganLib_Ashlee May 22, 2017

I can easily say that The Forgotten Garden is in my top 5 favourite books of all time! I loved the fairytale tie in the the family mystery and saga that has fallen over generations of the family! A must read author!


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heatsmith Aug 10, 2017

“A girl expecting rescue never learns to save herself. Even with the means, she will find her courage wanting.”


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