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The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton () to end miles away in the English mansion by the sea in Cornwall. The frequent shifts actually give the reader the opportunity to discern the three women's relation with time. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton Their relationship is strange and I often worried that something inappropriate would -Spoiler Alert!. I bought The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton two years ago and although I got the titles mixed up and ended up asking for The Forgotten Garden. needs to keep active and keep track of names, places and relationships.
Eliza gets the girl on board the ship, but is intercepted by creepy uncle's minion and carried back to Cornwall. She tries to escape and dies while jumping from the carriage. So little Ivory is left alone on the ship, and manages to hit her head and get amnesia, and is somehow put off the boat in Australia, where the kindly but childless wharfmaster and his wife take her in and name her "Nell. First of all, in an age of in vitro fertilization, surrogate mothers, and open adoption--the "Big Secret" is really not at all shocking.
There is not any threat that anyone in is going to find out about it--it's only the readers who are set up to be shocked and horrified. And frankly, we aren't. And not only because it's not shocking, but because the Big Secret is all but telegraphed beforehand. Creepy Uncle Linus was obsessed with his beautiful red-haired sister, Georgiana.
When Eliza comes to Cornwall, she looks exactly like her mother, including the red hair, and creepy Uncle Linus becomes obsessed with her. Who looks just like Georgiana. While Rose and her husband are both dark haired. Where could that red hair have come from?
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Meanwhile, the incredibly clueless Cassandra fails to put the hints together--Nan and Eliza and Georgiana all had red hair; Eliza "went away" for most of a year right around the time the baby was born; the "inexplicable" actions of Eliza taking Rose's baby why would she do that? Morton actually drags this non-starter of a plot out for about three chapters before someone actually has to spell it out for the characters.
And what about that "Forgotten Garden" of the title? It's not forgotten at all. In fact, almost everybody knows about it--it's Eliza's garden where she wrote most of her fairy tales.
Cassandra finds her way in and restores it. Frances Hodgsen Burnett even visits it--and surprise! Really, this plot is too ridiculous. Nell's father holds clues to her past for 45 years before passing on the suitcase.
Then Nell lives the last 30 years of her life never returning to Cornwall--even after raising Cassandra and seeing her off to college, marriage and her own family, Nell never follows through on her plan to move to the cottage--not even visiting it again. Eliza puts her daughter onto a boat to Australia, then leaves for "one last errand," where she gets killed. I just found myself rolling my eyes. And, not only is the story complex but so are the characters: Instead of feeling scared, I felt sadness: After all, Morton is a mother of two.
From a more academic point of view, I would label The Forgotten Garden a postmodernist work, highly influenced by 19th century narrative. The book has different points of view and interpretations because one can never offer a complete view on the matter, all three views complementing each other and enriching each other, just like families do.
Past, present and future mix, never being what they seem what was the present for my grandmother, is my past now and helping to construct us as the always-chaning person we are. Finally, the story is so realistic that after finishing the book, I decided to google the name of two the main characters that I thought could have definitely been real people. If you have read the book, I would love to know what you think of this! Although it feels sexual, nothing ever happens.
A wedding night is described. His touch sends chills down her thighs. He casts aside her dress and slip. His breath is quick and heavy. It is stated that they make love. When Nell discovers that she was abandoned as a child, she is crushed. She feels disposable and discarded.
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When she has a daughter of her own she does not feel bonded to her. The baby always wanted more than she could give. A character is pregnant and not married.