Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I have mixed feelings about Morton's Forgotten Garden. For the first 2/3rds of the book, I was on the edge of my seat loving it and wondering where Morton was going to take me. Once I got towards the end, I lost a lot of interest. I almost felt that a different writer wrote the first 2/3rds than the last third and she couldn't hold my attention as well. I don't really know how I would have ended the book, but I feel like she took a weak and predictable approach. She tried to lead us astray, which just frustrated me more because I was like, "just get to it already."

One of the characters writes fairy tales. Morton included some of these--loved that!

Since I loved the writing of the first 2/3rds, I'll likely pick up another of her books in hopes I'm not as disappointed in the ending.

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Chic Fit Geek said...

The House At Riverton is excellent.
I'm sad to hear this book wasn't as good. My IRL book club is really looking forward to reading this one after we read House at Riverton.

Amanda said...

It wasn't terrible, I just had such high hopes for the ending based on the wonderfulness of the beginning that I was a little disappointed. I've heard of many others loving it.

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