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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
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Jan 16, 11

bookshelves: 2011
Read from January 14 to 16, 2011

I’ve read so much about Kate Morton lately I decided to finally pick up one of her books. This is a thick, lush tome of a novel I enjoyed immensely. Spanning one hundred years and covering a large cast of characters, this is a perfect hunker-down all day and read kind of book. The fairy tales woven in are also a nice touch. One of the few negatives is that the characters lack sense of humor. Granted, this is in no way a humorous story but it was hard for me to relate to the continuously dour personalities of most of the people (save one or two minor ones) and the narrative was a bit wordy, if not cheesy, at times. Also, though I loved the twisting and turning and layers upon layers of secrets, I was expecting a bit more of a shock at the end. It was very predictable. Nonetheless, this was a delicious book and I will pick up more from her.
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Melissa Thanks - I have been debating reading one of her books - like you, have heard SO much buzz lately.

Karen I just finished this book too - it is really good!

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