The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

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The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

The Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton

Genre: Contemporary Adult Fiction
Length: 560 pages
Audiobook Length: 20 hours and 39 minutes
First Published: 2008

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Publisher’s Description

A foundling, an old book of dark fairy tales, a secret garden, an aristocratic family, a love denied, and a mystery. The Forgotten Garden is a captivating, atmospheric and compulsively readable story of the past, secrets, family and memory from the international best-selling author Kate Morton.

Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairy tales written by Eliza Makepeace—the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century—Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself.


Quotes from The Forgotten Garden

“Memory is a cruel mistress with whom we all must learn to dance.”

“We’re all unique, just never in the ways we imagine.”

“She did as she felt, and she felt a great deal.”

“You make a life out of what you have, not what you’re missing.”

“So much in life came down to timing.”


About Kate Morton

Kate Morton is the author of 6 books, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers. Her first novel, The House at Riverton, was one of the most successful UK debuts of all time. Her other works include, The Clockmaker’s Daughter, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House. Morton was born in South Australia and now resides with her family in London and Australia. Visit the author’s website →


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