The Forgotten Garden (MP3 CD)

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By Kate Morton, Caroline Lee (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

Here we are with spring upon us and gorgeous gardens on our minds... so escape this April with a delightful novel that crosses continents - from Australia to England - and generations as well - from the early 1900s to present day. You will discover a family secret that is so wonderfully told that you really feel as though you were a part of it: what a quaint mixture of fairy tales, mystery, and history! If you haven't read Kate Morton before, this is definitely one of her best!

— laurie

May 2009 Indie Next List

“The Forgotten Garden slides back and forth through time, telling the secrets of women, English and Australian, and their link to a wondrous garden on a Cornish estate. Relax and enjoy -- this is a marvelous read.”
— Becky Milner, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA

Winter 2011 Reading Group List

“This novel of abandonment and identity beautifully echoes Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic, The Secret Garden. The gothic twists and turns of the plot will keep readers guessing to the end. A very rich, complex, and satisfying read!”
— Lisa Wright, Oblong Books And Music,LLC., Millerton, NY


Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra's life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace Rutherford--the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century--as well as a cliff-top cottage on the other side of the world, Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell, on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself.

Reviews for The House at Riverton (also known as The Shifting Fog):

"A stunning must-read story that's set for stardom" --Woman's Day magazine

"This debut page-turner... recounts the crumbling of a prominent British family as seen through the eyes of one of its servants.... Morton triumphs with a riveting plot, a touching but tense love story and a haunting ending." --Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781486213436
ISBN-10: 148621343X
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Publication Date: April 15th, 2014
Language: English