“The year is 1913 when a ship arrives at the docks in Queensland, Australia. The dockmaster, Hugh, is amazed to find a small girl, apparently unaccompanied, emerge from the ship clutching a small white suitcase. Unable to find the child’s family, Hugh takes the girl home with him. Hugh and his wife never learn where the child came from so they keep her as one of their own and name her Nell.
In 2005 Nell’s granddaughter Cassandra has been at her beloved grandmother’s side constantly as Nell’s long life ebbs away. After the funeral Cassandra comes across the deed to a house on the Cornish coast of England, a house situated on land belonging to the once powerful Montrachet family. Cassandra realizes that Nell was searching for the truth of her parentage and Cassandra decides to travel to England to solve the riddle of Nell’s birth and voyage to Australia.
The novel is set in several different time periods so it is difficult to follow at first but the stories of the women involved are wonderfully written that soon I was drawn into the book no matter the year. The mystery at the heart of the story is a good one and the myriad of secrets that lead to the truth are enticing. I was daunted by the sheer size of the book, a much larger one that I usually attempt, but I’m glad I read it. It was a terrific tale.
hmmmm, did you copy/paste the wrong review into the wrong book...? That review doesn't sound like The Forgotten Garden...
Or is it displaying wrong?
I assume it was meant to go with Ready Player One?
That's what I get for copying and pasting while tired! Thanks Cin!
No problem! :-) I think I missed your reply - it says you posted it one month ago - I'm guessing my notification got lost with our accounts getting knocked out!