04-12-2013 11:40 AM
Please use this thread for discussion of Chapters 41 - Epilogue and the Whole of The Forgotten Garden.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
04-28-2013 01:50 PM
I found it light and enjoyable--more chick lit than mystery or literature although I didn't have Eliza's death figured out.
I enjoyed the three different time periods/voices to tell the story. I thought that part was intriguing and well done.
05-10-2013 09:40 AM
So did I, light and enjoyable, a bit twisted though.
I used to visit a grandmother living in the British area mentioned in the book, and the coast looked just like it is described in the book. It is also the same area mentioned in "Rebecca" that we read earlier: high cliffs, small beaches, caves and small villages with very well kept tiny cottages (lawn, flowers beds, thatch roofs...), narrow roads with very high hedges (made out of thick bushes) on each side (very frightening for the car driver!)
05-12-2013 07:54 AM
I liked the book very much! It was easy reading, but I didn't find it light, though it certainly wasn't heavy.
The ending, which told of what really happened with Ivory and Eliza, surprised me. I thought the author did a great job of revealing things bit by bit.
I didn't feel there was much to discuss though, given the way the book was written.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.