The Forbidden Garden

The Forbidden Garden

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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"Captivating [...] Herrick weaves a rich tapestry of family lore, dark secrets, and love." --Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Fifth Petal

Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Sarah Jio, comes a lush imaginative novel that takes readers into the heart of a mysterious English country garden, waiting to spring to life.

Every garden is a story, waiting to be told...

At the nursery she runs with her sisters on the New England coast, Sorrel Sparrow has honed her rare gift for nurturing plants and flowers. Now that reputation, and a stroke of good timing, lands Sorrel an unexpected opportunity: reviving a long-dormant Shakespearean garden on an English country estate.

Arriving at Kirkwood Hall, ancestral home of Sir Graham Kirkwood and his wife Stella, Sorrel is shocked by the desolate state of the walled garden. Generations have tried--and failed--to bring it back to glory. Sorrel senses heartbreak and betrayal here, perhaps even enchantment. Intrigued by the house's history--especially the haunting tapestries that grace its walls--and increasingly drawn to Stella's enigmatic brother, Sorrel sets to work. And though she knows her true home is across the sea with her sisters, instinct tells her that the English garden's destiny is entwined with her own, if she can only unravel its secrets...

Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062659620
Branch Call Number: FIC Herri
Characteristics: 359 pages : illustration ; 24 cm


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Jul 17, 2017

I enjoyed it a lot. Great summer read with a little whimsy, a little mystery and a little romance. The characters were engaging, if a little bit unlikely, but it is fiction, after all. A quick read.

Jun 24, 2017

Really poor writing. I read it a couple of weeks ago - can't remember anything in particular, except it was disgusting, slow and the characters were very "cutesy". Good thing I didn't waste time reading "The Sparrow Sisters" as it seemed all was revealed in this book.

A quick, fun summer read.

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