Monday, February 6, 2012

The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton is a beautiful book!  I loved every minute of reading it.  The book is comprised of one story that is told in 3 different time periods.  It takes a few minutes to get a hang of the skipping from one time to another every chapter but once you do it is worth the read!  

The story is about a little girl named Nell that turns up on a dock in Australia with a suitcase and a book of fairytales.  She has no idea who she is so the dock master and his wife take her in and raise her as their own.  She leads a happy life until on her 21st birthday her "father" tells her that she is not really their daughter.  Nell turns her back on her life and starts on a life long journey to find out who she is.  Once she passes on her granddaughter takes up the mystery and is taken to England to find out the truth.  

It is so wonderful!  Kate Morton does a beautiful job writing the story.  I highly recommend this book!

That is 4 books down and 8 to go!    


  1. I had a customer tell me about this book.. I am currently reading Little Bee.. but this is next on my list. Thanks for the review, it makes me want to read it all that much more!!

    1. Oh my gosh Tracey!!! It is so so good. I loved it from cover to cover!