The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton

The Forgotten Garden is about multiple generations and family secrets. In 1913, a young girl shows up at a dock in Australia with no memory of who she is. She is adopted by a family and raised as their own until they tell her the truth when she is an adult. 

 

Years later, her granddaughter uncovers the mystery after being given the deed to a house that apparently her grandmother had bought in England near where she thinks that she had been from, but had dropped the search.

 

From there the story jumps around between someone in the late 1800s/early 1900s to shed light on what had happened, Nell's attempt to find out who she was in the 1970s, and her granddaughter Cassandra picking up the trail and following it to its end.

 

I did like the book, particularly the different fairy tales told throughout it. I don't know if I would read it again, but it was good. It did remind me a lot of the Thirteenth Tale, but I preferred that one to this.