Sunday, January 10, 2010

Book #1: The Forgotten Garden

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

One of my New Year's resolutions was to read 52 books this year, which works out to a book a week.

This first book of the year was in one word, magical. I really didn't want it to end.

Morton has taken the classic children's story The Secret Garden and created a "backstory" to it. Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of TSC, even makes a cameo as a character, alluding to the idea that perhaps she was inspired by this story.

There are ghosts, fairies, a wicked "queen," prisoners, unrequited love, an innocent heroine...all the ingredients for a truly delicious story, complete with a surprise and satisfying ending.

I can't wait to read Morton's first novel, The House at Riverton.