Book Review of The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden
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Helpful Score: 4


Very interesting storyline from the perspectives of Eliza circa 1907, Nell circa 1975 and Cassandra 2005. Slipping between these times seamlessly, they all work to discover the mystery of their ancestors.

Nell (a four year old) was found by herself on the dock after a steam ship was unloaded in Brisbane Australia. Discovered and later "adopted" by the harbormaster and his wife. She learns that she is not their natural child on her 21st birthday. Many years later, as her stepfather lays dying, he asks that a small white suitcase be delivered to Nell.

Excellent character development, and a very engaging mystery. This is one of those books that you realize 3/4 of the way through that it is really a good one. Four stars.