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The Forgotten Garden
The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
A lost child On the eve of the first world war, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia. A mysterious woman called the Authoress had promised to look after her - but the Authoress has disappeared without a trace. A terrible secret On the night of her twenty-first birthday, Nell O'Connor learns a secret that will change her life forever. Decades later, she embarks upon a search for the truth that leads her to the windswept Cornish coast and the strange and beautiful Blackhurst Manor, once owned by the aristocratic Mountrachet family. A mysterious inheritance On Nell's death, her grand-daughter, Cassandra, comes into an unexpected inheritance. Cliff Cottage and its forgotten garden are notorious amongst the Cornish locals for the secrets they hold - secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family and their ward Eliza Makepeace, a writer of dark Victorian fairytales. It is here that Cassandra will finally uncover the truth about the family, and solve the century-old mystery of a little girl lost. A captivating and atmospheric story of secrets, family and memory from the international bestselling author Kate Morton.
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ozma.of.oz
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My roses started blooming this week! Let‘s talk gardens! 🌺🌸🌺

1. I wish! I don‘t kill plants, but I‘m not quite as good as I want to be.
2. On my TBR!
3. Two on gardening, and four specializing on roses! 🌹

Bonus question: What‘s your favorite flowers? Sunflowers and daisies and nigella and daffodils for me.

#SundayFunday Have a wonderful day and don‘t forget to tag me!

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KathyWheeler
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1: No. My experiments in plant growing rarely end well. A shame because I love plants, but if you tell me a plant is unkillable, I‘ll find a way. 😞
2: I mostly visit botanical gardens wherever I go.
3: Probably The Forgotten Garden, even though it dragged when I read it. It‘s gotten better the more I think about it.
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks so much for joining in 🌺 1mo
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NatalieR
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LOVED THIS! 💕 The story is wonderfully long. It spans several generations as Cassandra uncovers family secrets and works through her grief to rebuild her life. The engaging story is set partly in an English cottage with fairy tales and of course a hidden garden. 💐 #MountTBR

AWahle I have a copy of that around here somewhere. I‘ll need to find it and move it up in the rotation. 2mo
NatalieR @AWahle 😉👍 I hope you like it! 2mo
sprainedbrain I love every single one of her books. ❤️ 2mo
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NatalieR @sprainedbrain This is only my second one and I‘ve loved them both. 💖 2mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover! 3mo
Eggs 💙🌺❤️ 3mo
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TheSpineView
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IndoorDame
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annahenke Love this book and Kate Morton. The Lake House is my favorite by her. 4mo
IndoorDame @annahenke I will definitely be reading more of her books! 4mo
annahenke @IndoorDame nice!! They all have such beautiful writing. 4mo
Clwojick 💙💙💙 4mo
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IndoorDame
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Misty, I can‘t thank you enough for this gift. I‘ve been reading it slowly for the last month, and just I adored it! I saw a review that compares this to The Secret Garden (one of my favorites) and it definitely has some of that magic, plus a mystery to hook adult readers. The one thing I didn‘t love was the inclusion of some of the actual fairy tales that are part of the storyline. They might have retained more luster if they were just hinted at.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m happy you are enjoying it! Happy Valentine‘s Day 💗🥰 4mo
IndoorDame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Valentine‘s Day! 🥰 4mo
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Ast_Arslan
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 📚🙌🏻 6mo
Eggs Beautiful 🧡🤩🌿 6mo
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IndoorDame
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you my wonderful friend for the surprise holiday gift! You have the most generous spirit and it always makes me happy to hear from you. I can‘t wait to dive into this!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re so welcome!! I hope you enjoy it ❤️💚😘 6mo
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Wonderwoman89
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This was a good book but the characters were getting me confused. Next time I read a large book like this I will keep a book journal with the characters names. I loved how the story was told by different characters from past and present.

GondorGirl Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors! All of her books have duel timelines and most have a large cast of characters. 10mo
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Wonderwoman89
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Someone doesn‘t want me to read this book tonight

erzascarletbookgasm Aww, 🐶 🥰 13mo
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Wonderwoman89
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So our library is finally open and I wanted to support them after a year of being closed to the public, so this is my first library book this year 😃

BridgetteM It‘s a good one! 13mo
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perfectlywinged
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Loved this historical mystery that had major Secret Garden vibes

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AmyG
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Mehso-so

Although I did enjoy this book, and found the premise interesting, at times the mixed storylines threw me a bit.

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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A "new" author, recommended to me. Very happy to start this book ?

perfectsinner She's hit or miss for me but TFG was my first and I loved it 2y
Buechersuechtling Seconding what @perfectsinner says. 🙂 2y
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @perfectsinner Thanks, then I'm glad I started with this book. 😊 2y
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Buechersuechtling Good thing I picked this book as my 1st for this author 😊 2y
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Heatherfeather
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So lovely, intricate, sad, positive, perfect.

AvidReader25 Loved this one! 1y
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KatieDid927
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion based on the reviews here and Goodreads, but I did not click with this one. Eliza and Nell were compelling characters but everyone else was one dimensional or awful. I figured out the final twist less than halfway through the book, so having to slog through 300+ pages for the characters to catch up was a chore. In general this needed stronger editing as the pacing was rough. I didn‘t enjoy it as much as Clockmaker‘s Daughter.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“It was such a pleasure to sink one's hands into the warm earth, to feel at one's fingertips the possibilities of the new season.”

As I post this I see that a bird crapped on the side of the fire pit!! It‘s just fitting for how I feel today 🤣🤣

#Gardening
#QuotsyJune20

Mimi28 I hope you feel better!! ❤️❤️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mimi28 thank you Michelle... just stomach issues 😓 2y
Helen19 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks beautiful picture, love your decking. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Helen19 thank you!! It needs some tlc!!! 2y
tracey38 Feel better, Misty! I'm so sorry you are having stomach issues. No fun! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 thank you, I‘m calling to make an appointment tomorrow... ❤️ 2y
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks good, it seems it's been going on too long. Hugs! 💛💛 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 yes.. I guess it‘s time 😲 2y
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Biblionut
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Haunting and engrossing. Loved it.

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Lynnsoprano
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As always with Kate Morton, it's a chunkster, and a very dense plot that I find I needed to read slowly. Interesting characters, shifting timelines, and some unexpected plot twists. I love the images that the author evokes. Definitely recommend. Picture is from the kitchen garden at Chatsworth; the book mentions an espaliered apple tree, and this was the first time I'd seen that technique.

Cathythoughts Lovely pic ❤️ 2y
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erank58
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Super excited to discover that Kate Morton's officially working on a new book! Even though The Clockmaker's Daughter was a huge disappointment for me last year, I will continue to support her as one of my favorite authors by preordering everything she puts out 😊

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Lynnsoprano
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I‘m really enjoying this book, but it‘s slow going. Shifting timeline, lots of twists and turns, and intermingled stories supposedly written by the writer character. Fascinating, but not a speedy read. Photo of Chinese firecracker from today‘s walk.

Eggs Beautiful! 2y
ravikumar5 Oh so nice click 2y
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Lynnsoprano
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When I decided to read this, I had forgotten that this is national wildflower week. It‘s not a wildflower, but a bromeliad in flower that I spotted on this morning‘s walk. Walking done, chores done, it‘s reading time 😄

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Lynnsoprano
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I have a webinar coming up for master gardener continuing education, so I‘ve brought the laptop out on the patio because it‘s a beautiful day. Also brought my book in case it‘s boring 😄

SilversReviews Oooooo...a favorite. 2y
Vicki1109 Loved this book! Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors. 2y
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Lynnsoprano
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I brought this home from our son and DIL‘s library when we last visited them, more than the months ago now. I think I‘ll give it a try.

sprainedbrain Oh, I LOVE Kate Morton. ❤️ 2y
AmyK1 This was my first Kate Morton. Loved it! 2y
Lynnsoprano @AmyK1 @sprainedbrain This is, I think, my fourth Kate Morton. I‘ve enjoyed every one of them. I wish I could remember which Litten introduced me to her books by giving me The House at Riverton in a swap. 2y
sprainedbrain @Lynnsoprano House at Riverton was my favorite one! 2y
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Bookgirl
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I really loved this. It‘s the best book I‘ve read in a long time. The pace is quite slow, but I found in our current crazy state of life it was just what I needed. The writing is beautiful and the characters are intriguing. I loved the slow reveal of the mystery at the heart of the story, and the span across generations. I did find Nell a puzzling character, but I still loved the book. #readingbuddy #klaus #petsoflitsy #quarantinereading

Bookish_B I‘ve had that book on my shelf for YEARS and I was just looking at it yesterday thinking, maybe now is the time for it...? 2y
JSW One of my favorite books. 2y
Bookgirl @Bookish_B So, I have also had this book for years, way up on a high shelf of “to reads.” We were spring cleaning and I told my son to pick one from the shelf and I‘d read it. Now I‘m annoyed I waited so long!!! 2y
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Bookgirl
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Enjoying this book more than any I‘ve read in quite some time. Sitting out in the sun with #Loki whose fur looks odd because I trimmed it myself rather than the pros he is used to. Trying to take things one day at a time and not watch news!!!! Hope you all find a moment of peace and quiet to read today. #stayhealthy #readinghelpsmymentalhealth #fictionescapefromreality #petsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

TheLibrarian I got read outside today too. Beautiful day! 2y
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tdrosebud
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌼🌸💕 2y
OriginalCyn620 Pretty cover! 🌸 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just read your card!! Your job!! I‘m so jealous!! You must email me pictures!!! Please!! Stay safe and healthy!! Also, did I send you the #LitsyLoveChallenge? I can‘t remember 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
tdrosebud @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I believe you did. As for pictures, I'll see about sending you some when my work week is over. It's a short week so it should be in a couple of days. 2y
tdrosebud @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You should have an email with some pictures 2y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻🌸🌼 2y
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Jas16
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This was a great book to dip in and out of all week when I got home from work. Multiple characters and time lines and an engrossing central mystery about a young girl left alone on a boat to Australia. It was both easy to pick up and put down again when I couldn‘t focus any longer. I was disappointed by the ending. I had predicted much of it but other aspects were a bit over the top for me but the journey to get there was worth it.

Lmstraubie Loved this book! 2y
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NotPrunes
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The writing in this book is beautiful. I think this was recommended in a podcast somewhere and I‘m glad I decided to read it. Mystery, intrigue, the English countryside, and generations of women just looking to belong.

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I have to admit... In places I find Kate Morton's writing a little... Clumsy? Cheesy? I think my expectations were a tiny bit high before I started reading her books. Nevertheless, this book drew me in and was excellent despite those small issues.

Cathythoughts What a beautiful cover ✨ 3y
BarbaraJean I know what you mean about her writing. At times I feel like it‘s a bit too predictable/formulaic. But I still get drawn in! 3y
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Lauram
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Day 1 #7days7covers #covercrush

My thanks to @megnews @TamTracy @Hooked_on_books @Suelizbeth @Texreader for inviting me to share my favorite covers. I‘m not sure there‘s anyone left to tag!

SilversReviews A FAVORITE book AND a GORGEOUS cover. (edited) 3y
Texreader Yay! I have this book but not read it yet 3y
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Loric
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#7days7covers #covercrush - Post a favorite cover each day for 7 days and tag someone new each time. Day 1 @anaxlorraine are you interested in playing?

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HannahPolly
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Good, very like every other Kate Morton but a great read.

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perfectsinner
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I initially wasn't too sure if this book, as I did not care for, and ultimately abandoned Morton's The Clockmaker's Daughter.
However, this book had me from the beginning. There was quite the cast or characters, a huge mystery to unravel, and when I thought I knew where the story was going, it went and turned in another direction. I really enjoyed this book.

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perfectsinner
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Loving this book so far
Page 170/552
30% in, and just started it last night

thereadingowlvina My favourite from her so far!!! 😊 3y
perfectsinner I'm enjoying it way more than the other book of hers I tried 3y
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perfectsinner
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Did those with passage booked on death's silent ship always scan the dock for faces of the long-departed?

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perfectsinner
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Starting this... Hopefully I'll like it better than the previous book of hers I had to abandon this year, The Clockmakers Daughter. I've heard good things about this one, so we will see.

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ddreader
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Absolutely loved this book

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mydearwatson
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#garden #letstraveljuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

(This book shows up with both covers on my Nook 🤷🏻‍♀️.)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌼🌸📚 3y
OriginalCyn620 😊📚🌼 3y
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JacqMac
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My second favourite Kate Morton. (The House at Riverton is my favourite).
#garden
#LetsTravelJuly
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 😊📚🌼💚 3y
BookBabe I loved this one. I haven‘t tried Riverton yet, thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll check it out. 😊 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌼💛💗 3y
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JacqMac @BookBabe I think you‘ll really like it. 3y
sprainedbrain Riverton is my favorite too, and this is my second. Great minds and all that... 😂😍 3y
Melissa_J @sprainedbrain me three! Riverton first, Garden second 😊 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t get through The Clockmaker‘s Daughter... I‘m scared to try another one of hers... 3y
JacqMac @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her, but I bailed on The Clockmaker‘s Daughter, too. It‘s really not not like her other books. They are much, much better. 3y
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MallenNC
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I still haven‘t read this book. Maybe someday. #Garden #LetsTravelJuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌼🌺 3y
OriginalCyn620 Have you been forgetting? Sorry...bad joke! 🌼 3y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Ha! Clearly I have. 3y
sprainedbrain It‘s sooooo good. 😍 3y
MallenNC @sprainedbrain That‘s good to know! Maybe I‘ll move it up the TBR. 3y
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Jess861
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Just finished reading this book and it was absolutely memorizing. Kate Morton does a brilliant job weaving in and out of a story to find ones true past and discover family mysteries over three generations. It read like a real life, olden fairy tale.

#HistoricalFiction #Mystery #KateMorton #WeekendReads #JustFinished

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Jess861
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Last day booked off work for appointments before heading back to work tomorrow. Was able to make a little stop at a coffee shop for Peach Black Tea and some reading. About half way through The Forgotten Garden and I'm really enjoying it so far. Thank you for the suggestion off my book pile @Librarybelle. Back to work tomorrow will mean far less time for reading though.

#CurrentRead #HistoricalFiction #CoffeeShop #Tea

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Corar
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I really liked how this mystery unfolded to the reader through the interwoven generations. It really kept my interests. The audiobook was very well done.

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