Thursday, January 21, 2016

Immersed in a Good Book


I have been meaning to read this book for quite a long time.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.  Somehow other books
rose to the top of the list, and this one sadly was forgotten.
Recently I read a friend's list of favorite books and I headed 
to our Victoria Public Library and checked it out.  



It's a wonderful historical novel beginning in London.  The 
year is 1913 and a very young girl is abandoned on a ship
headed for Australia.  A husband and his wife take her into
their home in Australia and treat her as their own, yet she
is haunted by memories of her origins and a generational
search begins to uncover the truth from the few memories
and leads she possesses.



It's a good long read and I am happy for that because I am
totally immersed!  I also checked out Kate's other novels,
Distant Hours and The House at Riverton.  I will be happily
reading away for hours and hours and hours.  If you have
not read The Forgotten Garden,  I do recommend it
and hope you enjoy it if you do indeed check out a copy.

I also want to take this opportunity to remind you to please
support your local library.  The library is a tremendous 
resource for all ages and a cornerstone of every community.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley




8 comments:

  1. I just finished reading 'The Forgotten Garden' and it was so very good. I'm glad you are enjoying it. I haven't read her other books but they will join my ever growing to be read list.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  2. Another book to add to my ever growing list!! Thanks, Susan!

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  3. Ok. Put it on the list. Hoping the library has it. I agree best free thing ever.

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  4. I loved The Forgotten Garden and Kate Morton's other books. She really knows how to spin a tale! Happy reading! ♥

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  5. Just checked out 2 of Susan Branches books; The Fairy Tale Girl & A Fine Romance, Falling in love with the English Countryside. I couldn't put the Fairy Tale Girl down & now I'm enjoying the other one almost as much. I love Susan's watercolor art. I work across the street from a library in Seattle. Very convenient.

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  6. Sounds like a great book Susan! I love our library and visit every time I get in the mood to read. I confess, I am a 'mood' person, sometimes it's sewing, sometimes it's crafting and sometimes it's reading!! Have a great day and give Bentley a big hug from me!!

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  7. I just realized that I have this book! It was one of many that I picked up at a thrift store. Can't wait to read it!

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  8. I will have to look for Morton's other books, as I am just getting into THE LAKE HOUSE which I think is her newest. It arrived today from B&N. It too is set in England, beginning with a mysterious even in 1933. I think I am hooked!

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