The Forgotten Garden
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A fun summer mystery. The author did a great job of keeping so many perspectives and time periods (same story over 100 years) easy to follow and enjoy.The beginning was a touch slow but then I was totally hooked. Fantastic story, and I even enjoyed the inserted fairy tales. Clean, and a book I think most would love to read. Grab it before the summer is over. summary: A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book—a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-fi rst birthday, they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and very little to go on, “Nell” sets out to trace her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. A spellbinding tale of mystery and self-discovery, The Forgotten Garden will take hold of your imagination and never let go.