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.
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.
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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.
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Well, I finally finished this book. It was okay, but far too long and often repetitive. Some of the characters were just idiots, and their actions annoyed me. Why break up with the “love of your life” just because you find out you were adopted, even if only informally. I guessed the big secret way too soon — I‘m not good at that so it was obvious.
#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk
Back to work today and to my regular walking places. That‘s not me in the pool — the picture is from my university‘s website— but it is our pool. #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk
Results: 2.08 walking 1.6 swimming
Still not finished with this book — 4 hrs, 10 minutes left. 😞 The first walk and all the pictures are in Bellingrath Gardens. The 2nd walk is at Dauphin Island. Totals: 3.24 miles. #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk
I‘ve been too sick to walk; today I finally was able to do so at lunch. This book is remarkably similar to The Library of Lost and Found with its grandmother with a huge secret and granddaughter following where a book of fairytales leads her to find out about her grandmother‘s life. Gorgeous day today. #audiowalk
This is the second Kate Morton I‘ve read, and I continue to be a big fan. I love the way she weaves different timelines together to reveal family secrets. I thought the characters were engaging. It wasn‘t a perfect book, but I enjoyed it anyways!
1. One if my faves 💜
2. I'm not organized at all, but do try to make my bed every day to make up for it!
3. 48, and its raining...which is perfect weather for me 🌧
4. I put maple syrup on ALL my breakfast items (hashbrowns, omelettes, bacon), and apparenlty that's weird!
5. Saying hi to all new #littens who wish to join the fun!
I stayed up way past my usual bedtime to finish this. Such an enchanting story, filled with love and sacrifice and obsession and greed. There are also layers of loneliness and sorrow that echo throughout the pages. Haunting and a page turner (at over 500 pages), this book was hard to put down without thinking about what would happen next. Various timeline narrations put the whole story together. My first Morton book; won‘t be my last!
A snow day means blankets and books. Let‘s see how far I get in this today, as it is this month‘s book for my historical fiction group.
Trying to finish this one for book club tomorrow night! Nasty migraine is slowing me down though.
I received some wonderful #JB mail today from @Morr_Books and @CoffeeNBooks thank you for the letters. I'll write back shortly. And thank you @Jas16 for The Forgotten Garden. That was very sweet of you. I'm looking forward to reading it 😺
A young girl arrives in Australia, by boat, alone. The dock master takes the girl home to his wife and they become a family. Years later she searches for the truth behind her abandonment.
I love Kate Morton and this book does not disappoint. I did figure thing out before the characters in the book did though. It was a story rich in detail with interesting characters. The transition music was awful though.
Loved this book!!! I enjoyed this so much more than The House At Riverton 😊
✔ Multi-generational story with multiple timelines
✔ Well-developed characters
✔ Mesmerizing plot - family secret & mystery
✔ As always, the beautiful prose
For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2503990649
I think it‘s been a hot minute since I waxed poetic about Kate Morton‘s books, so...
The Forgotten Garden was the first Morton book I read, and I was an instant fan. Historical fiction with a modern-day competing timeline, a captivating mystery of a lost child and a missing authoress, a secret garden, a mansion on the coast in Cornwall... it‘s just so good. 😍
Also, I highly recommend the audio read by Caroline Lee.