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Subject: The Forgotten Garden Morton & other stuff
Date Posted: 6/28/2013 8:15 PM ET
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Ok I'm a Coben/Isles/Barclay/Vince Flynn/Child and other trillers fan but thought I would step out of my genre for a moment and read

a Kate Morton book...The Forgotten Garden...although I did not give it 5 stars I totally enjoyed it...........so

If I liked Kate Morton.............I will like...................???????

Right now I am reading "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn".....Over 100 pages into it and so far its the worst book I've ever read but I'm not one

to throw down a book  1/3 of the way thru (so don't reveal any spoilers here, the book is doing that on its own). I will finish it (and in record time)  but in the meantime take me back to The Forgotten Garden...can't wait to get back there. Thanks for suggesstions!!!

Date Posted: 6/28/2013 8:29 PM ET
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I bought a copy of Gone Girl.  can't wait to check it out.  Seems to be one of those you either like or really don't like. 

Date Posted: 6/29/2013 3:31 PM ET
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I'm reading and enjoying "The Forgotten Garden" right now!  I had read another of her books, "The House at Riverton" and enjoyed it even more than I'm enjoying "Forgotten" right now.  (Some of the characters seemed like they were right out of Downton Abbey, so should be extra appealing if you like DA!)

I really liked "Fingersmith", though don't know if that will appeal to you.  Are you a Piccoult fan?  She has some good ones (though some I didn't like at all).   If you haven't read "The Shadow of the Wind", I'd highly recomment that.  Will come up with others, as I think about them, I'm sure.

Date Posted: 6/29/2013 8:58 PM ET
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Have you read "The Thirteenth Tale"? Very similar to " The Forgotten Garden".

Date Posted: 6/29/2013 9:24 PM ET
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I second "The Thirteenth Tale."



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Date Posted: 6/30/2013 2:12 AM ET
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I THIRD "The Thirteenth Tale"!!

Date Posted: 6/30/2013 9:09 AM ET
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I just happen to have a copy of The Thirteenth Tale and I haven't read it. Should finish Gone Girl in a few hours (and oh boy have I changed my view of that one...its awesome Pamela..dive right in and don't give up)  and that will be next on the list. Thanks for that suggestion

cats...Fingersmith sounds absolutely awesome and was thrilled to find a copy in the system. Also ordered Shadow of the Wind, it sounds really good as well.

As for Piccoult I have never read anything by her, I do have one...something with "Faith" in the title. I think I checked out the reviews on that one and they were mixed. I did see the movie My Sisters Keeper and loved it.

Was thrilled to find all the replies...thanks so much.  Can't believe I had a copy of the most popular suggestion here, its a thick one and will keep me busy until the others arrive.

 

 

Date Posted: 6/30/2013 12:57 PM ET
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Good for you finding Fingersmith!  It was wishlisted back when I got mine.  I'm thinking you're going to be loving this genre (and your political thriller and other thrillers may be relegated to the TBR pile, once you're fully hooked!)

Glad to hear you're liking Gone Girl; I have it on my wishlist and looks like I should be able to have it soon.  I read another one of her books, Sharp Objects (also a great one!!) and added Gone Girl to my wishlist shortly thereafter.

My favorite Piccoult books were Nineteen Minutes, followed by House Rules, My Sister's Keeper, Handle with Care, The Pact, and Plain Truth (I liked that one, as I love Amish Country, having spent much time in Lancaster as a kid/teen).  

So cool that you have The Thirteenth Tale!  Loved it!!

Date Posted: 6/30/2013 5:33 PM ET
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Wow...my TBR Pile is amazing...while fishing out The Thirteenth Tale I found Handle with Care by Piccoult in Large Print (love LP). I'm exhausted from Gone Girl and as soon as I can get my gapping mouth to close I'm going to start 13th tale and then Handle with Care. PBS is my one stop shop for deciding what to read. I have been worthless this weekend...totally worthless!!! Thanks to all for suggestions.

Date Posted: 7/1/2013 1:46 PM ET
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I fourth The Thirteenth Tale.  Kate Morton has 2 other books not mentioned above. The Distant Hours and The Secret Keeper.  You might try those.  I loved the Forgotten Garden

Date Posted: 7/2/2013 10:45 AM ET
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I enjoyed "13th Tale" and "The Secret Keeper".  I have "Riverton" on my TBR and need to move it up.  Gone Girl was a chore, but was memorable.

I am not a huge Jodi P. fan, I recently read “Lone Wolf” and I did finish it, but, ehhh….

Have you read any of Kristin Hannah?  I loved “Fire Fly Lane” and “Things We Do for Love”.

Date Posted: 7/2/2013 6:25 PM ET
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Maybe this is too obvious, but The Forgotten Garden references the childrens' classic The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  If you somehow missed Burnett's book in your youth, try it now.  I particularly like the editions illustrated by Tasha Tudor.

Date Posted: 7/2/2013 6:36 PM ET
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I am not a huge Jodi P. fan, I recently read “Lone Wolf” and I did finish it, but, ehhh….

I am not a huge Picoult fan either, but I have read a few of her books.  The most recent I really liked was House Rules.  I was ehhh about handle with care, lone wolf, sing me home and did not even finish the storyteller.  I think I will now stop reading her.  My all time favorite was Mercy.  I really loved the romance/conflict and characters in Mercy.

Date Posted: 7/3/2013 11:03 AM ET
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Checked with my library yesterday about getting The Secret Keeper...can't get it..its not in the system yet but did request Riverton and its being sent from another library, but it usually takes 2 weeks to get. I decided to save 13th tale until the holiday as I'll have all weekend to read it.

Piccoult.....I saw The Storyteller at my library yesterday and decided to read the reviews here before actually checking it out. They are not that good so I passed. I'm not sure I am Piccoult material

Elizabeth...now there is an idea, The Secret Garden is lost somewhere in my memory and a re-read may be just what I need. I have 2 copies here none illustrated by Tudor. I have a 3 year old grandaughter and she loves being read to. I could read that kid The New York Times and she would be happy. Will wait until her next visit and relive it with her. Thanks for that suggestion that was so obvious I should have thought of that.

Ok I veered off my track a bit and read Room by Emma Donoghue. Its a short book and once you pick it up you want put it down. The dialogue was a little hard at first but gets easier as you get into it. It was a dark read but after reading the mixed reviews just had to give it a try.

Thanks so much for all of these suggestions.

Date Posted: 7/3/2013 7:33 PM ET
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Of all her books, Riverton was my least favorite (though I still enjoyed it -- just thought the others were better).  It reminded me of "The Thirteenth Tale Lite."

 

I can read the occasional Piccoult book... They're very well written but the ones I've read were all sooooo dark. 

Date Posted: 7/14/2013 10:47 PM ET
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I liked The Forgotten Garden but didn't like The Thirteenth Tale.  I have a few of the others mentioned above on my TBR list.  I listened to Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah on audio and it was so good everyone in my office did too, even those who don't do audios.  It was THAT good!