I finished up The Forgotten Garden. The writing was really beautiful – one of those books that you can pull an endless amount of quotes from. It was a little too slow for me in the beginning but once the mystery started to unravel, it started to move. Because it time jumps to 3 different time periods, the audible version was difficult to follow. You really had to pay attention.
I found all of the characters to be pretty tragic. Eliza & Rose even more so – both victims in their own way of Adeline. Linus was a unless character with no purpose other than to explain his sister’s departure from the estate. Adeline was the villain you had to hate, and I did well. ha! Nell, I was hit or miss on her character. Her story drove the whole mystery but I struggled sympathizing with her. Eliza & Rose were far more interesting and well thought out.
Good overall story – I’d give it a 4 out of 5. Mainly for the excess of characters.