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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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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) 2mo
Texreader Yay! I have this book but not read it yet 2mo
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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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AmyK1
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Melissa_J
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7

Have you played yet @FantasyChick ? 7 days, 7 covers. No explanations 😊

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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!!! 😊 3mo
perfectsinner 💓 3mo
perfectsinner I'm enjoying it way more than the other book of hers I tried 3mo
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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 🌼🌸📚 4mo
OriginalCyn620 😊📚🌼 4mo
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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 😊📚🌼💚 4mo
BookBabe I loved this one. I haven‘t tried Riverton yet, thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll check it out. 😊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌼💛💗 4mo
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JacqMac @BookBabe I think you‘ll really like it. 4mo
sprainedbrain Riverton is my favorite too, and this is my second. Great minds and all that... 😂😍 4mo
Melissa_J @sprainedbrain me three! Riverton first, Garden second 😊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t get through The Clockmaker‘s Daughter... I‘m scared to try another one of hers... 4mo
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. 4mo
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MallenNC
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I still haven‘t read this book. Maybe someday. #Garden #LetsTravelJuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌸🌼🌺 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Have you been forgetting? Sorry...bad joke! 🌼 4mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 Ha! Clearly I have. 4mo
sprainedbrain It‘s sooooo good. 😍 4mo
MallenNC @sprainedbrain That‘s good to know! Maybe I‘ll move it up the TBR. 4mo
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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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KathyWheeler
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Mehso-so

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.

Miles walked=3.07

#bfc #bookfitnesschallenge #audiowalk
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! Great walk! 🙌🏻 But sorry the book was disappointing. 6mo
KathyWheeler @wanderinglynn Yeah, me too. I‘ve always heard Kate Morton was good, but this one was underwhelming. 6mo
Caterina Doesn't sound like a good book, but you finished it and got some walking in! 🎉 I hope your next audiobook is a winner! 6mo
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KathyWheeler @Caterina It wasn‘t bad; it just wasn‘t good. But I‘m done with it now. Yay! 6mo
BookwormAHN Nice job, at least you got the point for it 👏🏻 6mo
Megabooks Fantastic walking! 6mo
Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏👏 6mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Way to go! 💚💜💙 6mo
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KathyWheeler
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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
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6mo
monalyisha Those fluffy clouds & blue skies! 😍 6mo
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 6mo
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KathyWheeler @monalyisha They are fabulous, aren‘t they.😊 6mo
monalyisha I‘ve always had a thing for clouds. I‘ve been meaning to read the tagged book for *so* long. 6mo
bewareofwords Great job! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 6mo
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KathyWheeler
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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

monalyisha Pretty pics! 6mo
ness Your walk looks lovely! 6mo
Erin7 Love the pics💐. 6mo
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VanChocStrawberry SO gorgeous! I also love seeing the maps of your walk. 6mo
KathyWheeler @ness It is. If you like gardens and you‘re ever in Alabama, you should check out Bellingrath; it‘s beautiful. (edited) 6mo
robinb 💙Dauphin Island! 6mo
BarbaraJean I loved this book, but it‘s long in print—how many hours is the audio? 6mo
BookwormAHN Great job and lovely scenery 👏🏻 6mo
KathyWheeler @BarbaraJean It‘s 20 hours and 39 minutes. 6mo
dariazeoli Nice work. Beautiful view! 6mo
Clwojick So many pretty things! 😍 6mo
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KathyWheeler
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Listened to The Forgotten Garden while walking. I guessed the big secret quite some time ago. Read Watership Down while relaxing. #audiowalk #bfc 2.29 miles

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 6mo
TheSpineView Love walking! Keep it up! 6mo
Caterina Love the pic! Great job getting out there! 👍 6mo
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KathyWheeler Now I‘m back home, so the pics will probably not be as nice. At least they won‘t be the Gulf. 😞 6mo
hilded Lovely picture 😍 6mo
KathyWheeler @hilded thanks! 6mo
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Llanphear
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Kate Morton has blown my mind again. Wow. This has to be one of my favorites of hers! So many twists and turns and surprises! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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EmilieGR
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Better than Morton‘s others but still overwritten

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KathyWheeler
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OMG! I can‘t believe I still have 8 hrs left in this book. It‘s good enough but also has things that annoy me. It was a lovely, even warm, day to walk. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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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

TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon 💕 7mo
Reggie Oof, hope you feel better!!!! 7mo
KathyWheeler @TrishB and @Reggie Thanks! That nastiness hung on forever, but I‘m finally getting over it. 7mo
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Kaye Glad you‘re feeling well enough to get out. I just wanted to comment on your walk route. It looks funny, like you were lost and kept walking around trying to find your way home. Interesting pattern. 7mo
KathyWheeler @Kaye 😄 It does, doesn‘t it! I was in our botanical gardens which isn‘t huge, so I was just following trails and sometimes doubling back. 7mo
Kaye I don‘t have a phone with a GPS to map my walk routes like that, so I always like to see what patterns the walks make. It looks like you had a beautiful place to walk. 7mo
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Llanphear
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🌟 Apparition
🌟 I‘m not sure about this one...🤔
🌟 oo this is a hard one for me. But My brain first said Sirius Black so well go with that one.
🌟 @Crazeedi
#Whatwouldyoudo
@DannyHattan

Crazeedi Thanks for the tag!! ❤🌷 7mo
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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!

Slajaunie I love Kate Morton! 7mo
Reviewsbylola This was my first Morton and I really liked it! 7mo
bewareofwords @Slajaunie @Reviewsbylola Yeah, Morton is an amazing author! 7mo
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erank58
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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!
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Happy Friday!

CouronneDhiver Maple syrup is amazing! 🍁 8mo
BooknerdsLife Haha maple syrup is the Best! 😋😋 8mo
Mdargusch Ha! My MIL pours maple syrup all over everything on her plate and I had never heard of anyone else doing that. Until now. 😂 8mo
Elizabeth2 Maple syrup on bacon is so good! 🥓 8mo
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jlowery999
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I wasn't immediately drawn in. I found the time jumping to be extreme and frankly confusing. But at about the halfway mark, the story started to unfold and reading felt less like work. I am really glad I stuck with it.

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Librarybelle
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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!

Littlestbookshelf I‘m so glad you loved this book! You have to read all the other Kate Morton books now! 😍 9mo
TheBookHippie I read this when it came out and I was recovering from massive surgery and it was such a gift! I still remember the people so well. Haunting read. In a good way. 9mo
ferskner I LOVE her books! They are exactly what I want to read most of the time. Read The Secret Keeper next! 9mo
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Cinfhen This was my favorite Kate Morton ❣️ 9mo
JacqMac I love Kate Morton. She has yet to disappoint me. 9mo
Librarybelle @Littlestbookshelf I have The Clockmaker‘s Daughter and The Lake House, so I can continue my reading! 9mo
Librarybelle @TheBookHippie This is a book that would be a gift during that time! Such a multilayered story! 9mo
Librarybelle @ferskner Okay! ❤️ 9mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen I can see why this would be a favorite - really good story! 9mo
Librarybelle @JacqMac She truly has a gift as a storyteller! 9mo
NatalieR Great review. I‘ve only read The Lake House and loved it. I have more of her books in my Audible library. I think I need to move them up the TBR after seeing your post. 🤓 9mo
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Librarybelle
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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.

Littlestbookshelf 😍😍😍 I loved this book. I think this was the first Kate Morton book I read. 9mo
Librarybelle @Littlestbookshelf This is my first by her...I‘m loving it so far! 9mo
aeeklund Snow day high five! 🤚 9mo
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IuliaCG
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A bit of reading with my morning espresso 📚☕

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jillannjohn
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Trying to finish this one for book club tomorrow night! Nasty migraine is slowing me down though.

GondorGirl This is one of my favorites books! I love Kate Morton so much! 10mo
Wonderwoman89 Oh migraines are awful. Hope@you feel better soon. 10mo
Kaye Migraines are the worst. Hope it lets up soon. I think it‘s this cruddy weather. So many people have them right now. 10mo
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cobwebmoth Hope your migraine eases soon. 10mo
DivineDiana Feel better. ❤️ 10mo
Tanisha_A Feel better soon! 10mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Given to me by a customer tonight! ❤️

Stacypatrice How wonderfully generous ❤️ 11mo
Kshakal I spy some goodies in that stack!! 11mo
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BookwormAHN
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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 😺

Jas16 Glad it arrived safely! Hope you enjoy it. 14mo
Morr_Books I loved The Forgotten Garden! 💕 14mo
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Slajaunie
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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.
⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tammysue I‘ve been wanting to read this. It sounds wonderful! 14mo
Crazeedi ❤ this book 14mo
Loric I enjoyed this and the cover is one of my favorites 14mo
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Foragingfantasy
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I almost quit reading so many times. It was very much just ok for me. Very predictable, in my opinion.

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Rain, Greek style braised eggplant, and the last few chapters of my book. I‘m a fan of real food for breakfast.

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thereadingowlvina
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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

Rating: 5🌟

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2503990649

#australianauthor #goodread

amb Beautiful photo 1y
thereadingowlvina @amb Thank you! 😊 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love your pics. 1y
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robinb So lovely! ❤️ 1y
thereadingowlvina @robinb Aw thanks! 💕 1y
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#qotd ❤❤❤

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thereadingowlvina
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Yup! True that 😂

AmyG Very true. 1y
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sprainedbrain
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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.

#garden #AugustIsATrip

Sophoclessweetheart You make it sounds so dreamy! 1y
KimM This one is my fave 1y
JSW This is my fave of hers and a regular reread. ❤️ 1y
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Litlady I own Forgotton Garden and The Distant Hours. Bumping them both up on my TBR!! 📚💗📚 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have this one waiting!! 1y
RebelReader This is the only one of hers I‘ve read and I loved it. Not sure why I haven‘t read more of her. Could it be too many books, so little time? 😃 1y
vkois88 I'll be looking for this one! 1y
sprainedbrain @RebelReader Probably so! 😂 I think my very favorite of hers is The House at Riverton... but I love every one of them! 1y
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Tashreads
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Day 9| #AugustIsATrip #garden

This was the second (and actually last) Kate Morton I have read. Have more on my TBR but which to turn to first?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! I have several of hers also! 1y
Andrew65 I‘ve read three of hers and this is my favourite. 1y
vkois88 Gorgeous! I would like to read some of hers 1y
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pazhermana
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enchanting! I couldn't put it down, I read the whole thing in one sitting!

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teenangstlives
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Predictable at every turn but not a bad summer read. Most people enjoyed this and it is well written. Morton definitely researched and spent a lot of time with each character.

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sparrowssavvy
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Just finished rereading this gorgeous book. It was just as amazing as the first time I read it three years ago. Still moved me to tears and sucked me right in. One of the most beautiful books I have ever read.

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cajunsyd
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“You make a life out of what you have, not what you‘re missing.”

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“You have to make a life out of what you have, not what you‘re missing.” ~ Ruby, The Forgotten Garden #theforgottengarden #katemorton #booksbrewsandbooze