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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
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Jun 18, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, historical-fiction, mystery, favorites, belle-époque

Kate Morton's novels make me want to write. They inspire me. Hers are the kinds of stories I want to be telling. Rich plots with mysteries and secrets.

As I started The Forgotten Garden, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. A little before halfway through, I had to force myself to stop reading in order to go to bed every night. The way the chapters were separated into views of three different women from three different generations kept the story moving instead of stifling it.

The mysteries unfolded in the last fourth of the book. And they unfolded slowly, not overwhelming you, but just at the right pace for you to digest them and you'd say, "Oh!"

I can't wait to devour Morton's next book. It can't come soon enough.
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Quotes Christy B Liked

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“She did as she felt, and she felt a great deal.”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Kate Morton
“A girl expecting rescue never learns to save herself. Even with the means, she will find her courage wanting.”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

Kate Morton
“Memory is a cruel mistress with whom we all must learn to dance.”
Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden


Reading Progress

June 18, 2009 – Shelved
June 18, 2009 –
page 26
4.71%
June 19, 2009 –
page 63
11.41%
June 20, 2009 –
page 103
18.66%
June 21, 2009 –
page 133
24.09%
June 22, 2009 –
page 169
30.62%
June 23, 2009 –
page 214
38.77%
June 24, 2009 –
page 248
44.93%
June 25, 2009 –
page 292
52.9%
June 26, 2009 –
page 348
63.04%
June 27, 2009 –
page 407
73.73%
June 28, 2009 –
page 457
82.79%
June 28, 2009 –
page 480
86.96%
June 28, 2009 – Shelved as: fiction
June 28, 2009 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
June 28, 2009 – Shelved as: mystery
Started Reading
June 29, 2009 – Finished Reading
July 21, 2009 – Shelved as: favorites
September 8, 2010 – Shelved as: belle-époque

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