Book Review of The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden
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this one is going to be hard to shake off. Several stories are told in three different time periods, weaving together the origins of Cassandra's recently deceased grandmother, Nell.
I loved the feel the author gives the book, where you almost are there (that is why it's going to be hard to climb out of that world).
The story was almost predictable, but with great twists and surprises that made it very interesting even if you had an idea of where it was going already.
The best part of the book: With so many points of view through the different time periods, you do learn exactaly what happened, without having to guess at the end.
The worst part of the book: long long long. Probably part of the great descriptions the author uses and the multiple points of view, but still, it was a LONG book.
Honorable mention: the fairy tales included in the books were sweet, but almost a little too telling about the rest of the story. I would have loved to see the illustrations the author imagined went with them!