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This review is from: The Forgotten Garden (Paperback)
I found this to be a highly readable book. Kate Morton writes in such a way that it is easy to stay connected to the book. Many books tend to make me drift but this one kept me with it.
My only difficulty was the change of time within the book. Every chapter is either in the present or the past of either Nell, the main character, Eliza, the authoress, or Nell's daughter who discovers the truth behind the mystery of Nell's childhood in Cornwall. But, I became used to this format and in the end I felt it had actually been a good way to write it as it added to the mystery.
I generally find it difficult to read books if they are written to a formula but this one didn't feel like that. Her writing style also is lovely to read, nearly poetic but not overdone. I loved too the way the story interweaved with the Authoress's fairy tales. Clues all!
All in all I would highly recommend it. In fact, on the strength of it, I might just read her previous one too!