Book Club Kit: The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten GardenThe Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton
First Published: 2009
10 Copies & Reading Guide

A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book — a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dockmaster and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and with very little to go on, “Nell” sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her story, to fi nd her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell’s death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. At Cliff Cottage, on the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book’s title and is able to unlock the secrets of the beautiful book of fairy tales.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes Author Information, Brief Reviews, and Discussion Questions

Kirkus Reviews – Reviewed on April 1, 2009
Goodreads – Find out what the Goodreads community thinks of The Forgotten Garden.

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