The Forgotten Garden
A NovelPaperback - 2009
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.
From Library Staff
A favorite of mine. In 1913 a child arrives from Europe on a ship with no one to claim her. The dock master takes her home to his childless wife and they raise her but don't tell her about her past until she is 21. At this stage a long journey to discover her true identity begins and followed up... Read More »
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I can easily say that The Forgotten Garden is in my top 5 favourite books of all time! I loved the fairytale tie in the the family mystery and saga that has fallen over generations of the family! A must read author!
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“A girl expecting rescue never learns to save herself. Even with the means, she will find her courage wanting.”
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