The Forgotten Garden
June 18, 2017 2:30pm CST
I've just finished reading this novel by Kate Morton, and I wanted to write about it before I start another book. It's over 500 pages long, so it took a while to get through the whole thing, but oh, how it is worth it! I highly recommend this book to any and all of our book lovers here! It begins with a child being put on board a ship by "The Authoress", and told that they are playing a game, and for the child to wait for her to return. The ship is going from London to Australia, and sadly, for the child, the woman does not return. So no one knows who the child is or to whom she belongs. And thus begins a mystery that people keep trying to unravel for about 90 years! The story goes back and forth between three generations of people. In the beginning of this book, I had to keep checking the year at the beginning of each chapter so that I would know where I was in time! It's only confusing for a little while and then it all seems to work together like a braid of time. What a wonderful story this is, and intertwined are also some beautiful fairy tales, too! And they all work together to bring a fascinating tale to light! Claudia
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
@CRK109 , now, any book that begins like that will grip me. That woman either thought it was the only choice she had to make for the child, or was going to come back for the child but something went horribly awry, I will stop by my library.