This is only the second book of hers I've read, but I'm already certain I'd have a wonderful time just reading her grocery list. The magical opening of The Forgotten Garden launches us into a complex and richly textured world. Sometimes when people keep recommending a book, you should listen and read that book. Sometimes when people keep recommending a book, you should listen and read that book. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. She finds out on her 21st birthday party that her loving, adoring family is not her biological family. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book -- a beautiful volume of fairy tales.
Cassandra and Nell had an odd, but functional bond. The first time I read it, I stayed up the better part of two nights to finish it! Achei a história muito complicada, com idas e vindas entre o presente e o passado, fato que faz cada capítulo quase que uma obra separada da outra, e, por isso, muito cansativa. However, the thing that made me keep reading were two young girls whom we don't really encounter until halfway through the book. I read 549 pages and that was the reveal? Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. At the heart of the England plot we find a friendship between two apparent opposites - one, the sheltered, sickly daughter of the rich family; one, the free-spirited adventurous tomboy - and a secret that rends them apart even as it knits them together. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book--a beautiful volume of fairy tales. Luckily, that chance never came - either because he was a coward or because he was too lazy to do anything with his life.
This is a long and lovely story about a woman who made the wrong decision for the right reason, with consequences that echo down through the generations. Where were the gasp-aloud revelations? The journey in and out of three time periods, each with a different central character--though each connected to the others in a way that continues to be revealed until the very end--is easy to follow, and the switches add to the suspense and my reluctance to put this book down until I finished. The Forgotten Garden is what the library provided, and it ended up being a fun vacation read. At first I thought it may be because I was listening to the audible version, but then remembered that I'd listened to 'The Distant Hours' too and had really enjoyed it. The gothic twists and turns of the plot will keep readers guessing to the end. The Forgotten Garden is filled with unforgettable characters who weave their way through its spellbinding plot to astounding effect.
The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton. A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She literally cared about no one but herself and a lot of people were hurt because of her absence of tact. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader! And she just pushed them away. On the one hand, I loved and devoured the last three hundred pages of this book. I have had this book for a year or more. Wouldn't we all want a place of solitude to get away from it all and sit with a book while ancestral phantoms sprinkle their fairy dust-like magic into our lives to ease the daily stresses and reassure us we are loved? It is an easy read, and yet gave me room to pause as I stopped to think.
That is saying a lot considering how much I loved it the first time. O livro surpreende, encanta, enternece. The character development within this book was creative, interesting and rather haunting really. Related to the length of the book, but it felt off, and certain parts especially dragged. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.
It has an average rating of 4. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton is a 2009 Atria publication. She plans to return to England to live in her new cottage after sorting out her affairs back in Australia. I know that this rating of mine is going to be highly unpopular because this specific book seems to have enchanted loads and loads of people. At the same time, it had enough enchantment and mystery to appeal to the little girl I once was. Emotiona I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
She now has two children, Eliza and Sammy, and is living in destitute in London. It was surprisingly fitting though, and I'm glad the author didn't shy away from going down this route. I'm going to quit picking books my friends love to death! The relationships are well planned. It was a big boy, eight or nine, she guessed. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has jus A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. Morton did her magic once again, and managed to not be confusing at all.
On her death in 2005 Nell leaves the cottage as a surprise inheritance to her granddaughter Cassandra. I was happy to discover that little girl is still in there, and she still believes in magical gardens and strange coincidences. Children's stories, this novel knows, hold their own ancient wisdoms about responsibility, trust and betrayal, and their truths - while far from palatable - are far preferable to the gossamer fables adults tell each other and themselves to make life liveable. Such evil greedy self righteous ploys they created for each had their own agendas and were so stone cold hearted. Es una historia muy minuciosa y detallista. I liked the book, it just didn't take me there, wherever it took everyone else.
I am obviously not going to reveal this and spoil the mystery! Sound like it's going to be confusing, right? She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. However life intervened and Nell never returned to Cornwall, the ownership of the cottage remaining her secret. Laughed at the way the motes came so close before skirting away. I truly enjoy novels that can surprise and shock me. And, at the end of the novel, it is up to the reader to determine whether the reverse is not true, as well - the eruption of fairy-tale logic within the stolid cadre of real life. Não só bonita, mas muito bem contada e escrita. That said, I'm pretty sure I would read a book about Georgiana, the original lost mother, but of course that was the story that wasn't really told in long, boring, drawn-out detail.
I like books that let me do that without pounding me into a pulp on the way. This especially concerns the ending, I really didn't expect this revelation. Secrets, mystery, a hidden garden. She leaned into the veil of light and pressed her face against the cool wood of the barrels. .