This book has everything one needs to curl up and get lost with: hard to put down, keeps you guessing about "who-dun-it" and why, crosses time, generations and history, family bonds, all while weaving love in and out and is beautifully and superbly written! The only book I have ever finished and wanted to open back up and start over immediately! Thank you, Kate Morton!!!
I found that this story started out slowly, But once it picks up it is difficult to put down- or hit the pause button. An excellent and complex story with many surprises. Just hang in there through the beginning.
The story is amazing with the unbelievable twists and the narrator so engaging!! Loved it!!!
I have read two books written by Kate Morton and have not been disappointed. I plan to read all of her books now.
The storyteller/reader was amazing and the story captivating
I loved the whole book
It's well named
For the first 23 chapters I found myself frequently saying, "Get on with it!" At Chapter 24 the real story started to unfold & the characters finally became interesting. By the time she had me the book was wrapping up. It almost seemed like the writer relied on the switching back & forth between years & characters to create the tension that the plot was sorely lacking. I really loved The Forgotten Garden, but this book fell way short.
This book was a lot longer than it needed to be. At first I didn't think I was going to make it through to the end. In the end however, I was really absorbed in the book and couldn't wait to get to the end of the book to have the mystery revealed. Now that I am finished, I must admit that the way the author revealed the story was very well done.....but I still think the book didn't need to be so long!
Kate Morton did a wonderful job of taking The reader from current day back to 1941. Characters were well-developed the story was interesting in a way that only Kate seems to know how to do. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that likes historical novels.I have read everything Kate Morton is written notes on audible and can't recommend her books enough. Caroline Lee doesn't amazing job of narrating many voices with the distinct British accent for each so you're never confused with who is speaking