Read this in high school for a book report, listened to it again in my 40's for a much different perspective. Nothing like a good Edith Wharton character study whenever I'm in the mood for Old New York.
There are so many intricate things about The Forgotten Garden that seemed to tie in together, there are probably some things I missed the first time where if I read again I'll undoubtedly go
Secret gardens, a mystery from the past, romance, far away lands, what's not to like?
Caroline Lee's imitation of American accents crack me up! Especially the American tourist in the Art Museum asking Ruby if there is a cafe within the museum, much to Ruby's chagrin. Makes me wonder what Australians and Brits really think of Americans.
This book was much too long and a bit too wordy to want to listen to in one setting, yet I knew not to wait too long or else I would forget all of the details.
Kate Morton is one of my newer faves. Although I preferred The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden was quite good in its own right. I love this particular genre and wish there was more literature like it. Bravo to Kate Morton who can tell a captivating story without relying on foul language, graphic sex, and other gimmicks which unfortunately is rather prevalent in today's literature. The story truly stands on its own, the sign of an excellent writer! Looking forward to many more Kate Morton novels in the years to come.
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