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The Forgotten Garden
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August 2, 2012
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August 31, 2012
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What Members Thought

I picked this one up on a whim when my Nook was charging and I wanted something to read. I had heard a lot of good things about it and was intrigued at what all the fuss was about. Well, now I know. Kate Morton knows how to tell a great story, how to unfold a story in a way that keeps you racing through the book and how to keep you guessing! I really enjoyed every moment of reading this novel.

This novel contains so much that its difficult to characterize - it's a mystery, a family saga, a fairy
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Apr 17, 2010 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing writing, structure and plot. The characters I boned with. However, I hated the ending or rather I hated the way Eliza's story finished.
Angie Taylor
Dec 20, 2015 Angie Taylor rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I was uplifted by the tenderness of storytelling, touched by the intricate details that sealed familial characters together over 100 years of experience, and so satisfied that every minute spent reading this book, was so worth it. There were some details I figured out from the beginning, but the telling was so good that I never got bored. If you love mysteries, this is a must read. But be patient. It's meant to be enjoyed slowly. A perfect read for a rainy day or a long drive ...more
Sarah Sledge
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Shelves: fiction
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Jun 07, 2009 Amanda A rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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