The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

I've just finished this book and it was brilliant. I keeps you guessing till the very end (unless you're a super sleuth!!) I added it to my To Read list after Bernie said she was reading it. Thanks Bernie.

A lost child . . . On the eve of the First World War, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia. A mysterious woman called the Authoress had promised to look after her --but has disappeared without a trace. A terrible secret . . .

On the night of her twenty-first birthday, Nell Andrews learns a secret that will change her life forever. Decades later, she embarks upon a search for the truth that leads her to the windswept Cornish coast and the strange and beautiful Blackhurst Manor, once owned by the aristocratic Mountrachet family. A mysterious inheritance . . .

On Nell's death, her granddaughter, Cassandra, comes into an unexpected inheritance. Cliff Cottage and its forgotten garden are notorious amongst the Cornish locals for the secrets they hold -- secrets about the doomed Mountrachet family and their ward Eliza Makepeace, a writer of dark Victorian fairytales. It is here that Cassandra will finally uncover the truth about the family, and solve the century-old mystery of a little girl lost.


  1. I enjoyed this one, too. The House At Riverton is also very good. I'm currently reading C. J. Samson's crime thrillers, which are set in Tudor times ~ unputdownable!

  2. You have to read The Distant Hours by the same author - fantastic read.

  3. Sounds like these will have to be added to my reading list :) thanks for the tip xx


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