What is it about authors from this time period - was life really that tragic? In my opinion, Edith Wharton falls into the same category as Henry James - good plots but the women always get the short end of the stick but the end of the novel. In any event, a very good read that really captured my attention. I really came to sympathize with Lily and so wanted her to have a different fate.
I listen to books on my long commute and I know I have a good one when I can't wait to be in my car. The Forgotten Garden is a great story with wonderful character development where I really felt as though I knew the characters. Written over about a century in time, the author wove a wonderful story of love, lies and loss. There were many twists and turns so that I couldn't figure out the plot - every time I thought I knew what would happen there was another twist. The end was very satisfying as while it wasn't a happy end there was poetic justice.
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