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"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton

I had quite a lot of fun getting lost in this mystery of an enchanting, abandoned garden. There are three eras portrayed in the book, but the most interesting part for me is the one set in early 20th century England. Some red herrings are sprinkled here and there with a hint of something darker than what is explicitly revealed. Kate Morton is among the Australian authors (another is Liane Moriarty) whose novels I'm looking forward to read more.


The motivations of some of the main characters can be a little less than convincing, though. Eliza and Nathaniel seem all too accepting of the absurd idea that they should produce a child in order to present the baby for Nathaniel's desperate, barren wife to raise.

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