Review: The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked it. It’s kind of slow going at first to get into the story and figure out who the characters are in the different time frames the stories jumps between. It is a book very much driven on character, in fact the plot is entirely based on character and personal history of the characters in the story. If you are interested in personal histories and genealogy, I imagine you probably love this book. My interest was sparked with the mention of prominent artist John Singer Sargent.

The imagery was lovely and made me want to explore the maze and the walled garden or just walk alongside the cliff up at Blackhurst Manor.

I also couldn’t help but think of Downton Abbey and wonder what Maggie Smith’s character would have to say about Adeline.

Overall, its a leisurely, enjoyable read and I would recommend it.

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Meghan is an environmental scientist by trade but an artist at heart. She loves all things geeky/nerdy and is frequently found with less geeky friends rolling their eyes at her. She often spouts all kinds of pop culture trivia and nonsense stemming from her avid love of movies, music, art, and books. If not curled up with a book (she reads at least one a week) or comic, she can be found painting with something on a screen to distract her. She wishes she was as cool as Veronica Mars or as Kate Daniels. Besides blogging about comics here you can also find her exploring around twitter, instagram, tumblr, pinterest, goodreads, and trying to keep up appearances on her own blog.

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