The Forgotten Garden
by Kate Morton
I really enjoyed this great mystery of sorts, filled with plenty of shocking revelations, great character development and growth, and a little romance. Though the story jumps around in time a lot, it was well-done rather than confusing. Kate Morton is a good writer and I look forward to reading more by her. However, I was a bit annoyed by her frequent use of incomplete sentences. It was quite prevalent and I had a hard time "letting it go." I assume it was used as a stylistic/literary device rather than ignorance or poor editing, but it really bugged me sometimes. Otherwise I thought it was well-written.
Aside from a few instances of very mild profanity, there is really only one thing that might make some readers uncomfortable. I don't want to give anything away, but there is something revealed toward the end of the book that is a bit shocking but it's not graphic. I consider myself very conservative when it comes to books and this made me slightly uncomfortable, but it is nothing that would keep me from recommending this book whole-heartedly.
Recommended for Adults.