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The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden - Kate Morton What an enjoyable read! The chapters shift between several different time periods, which was a bit hard to follow at first. But once I had the characters figured out, it wasn't difficult to switch between eras. At the center of the story is Nell, who as a child was abandoned on a ship to Australia. She spends most of her adult life trying to figure out who she is, and her granddaughter Cassandra picks up the mystery once her grandmother dies. I loved how the reader received little bits of information here and there (not in chronological order)--it was fun to try and fill in the blanks before it was revealed in the text.