Monday, March 22, 2010
BOOK REVIEW - THE FORGOTTEN GARDEN
The premise was intriging and I wanted to love this book but I thought the writing style created a very choppy story. The author Kate Morton, jumped around in time periods to the point of irritating me. I felt like I was just getting into a rhythm with the characters and time period and then she would switch. I know detail is intended to be the bones of a story but some of the same detail in this book was repeated a little too often. The mystery was compelling and there were some surprising twists that I had figured out long before the author let us know, but I guess that is fine. For all her detail I could not picture how the secret garden wall functioned and it was important to the plot. I finished it and enjoyed the story in many ways. I would give it 3 stars out of 5.