Love, Joleen: Book Club: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Club: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton


Last month, I told you about the book club I'm in through my mom's group. I thought this would be a great way to achieve my goal of reading six books this year and also fun to get out baby and husband free once a month to discuss our selections with my friends!
Well, not to call anyone everyone out, but I was the ONLY one of us to read the book other than our hostess, Chanel! Book club fail. Haha! We may not have discussed the book at all but it was definitely the most fun "meeting" to date. We talked about anything and everything else. All while eating the yummiest appetizers, drinking champagne and wine. I may or may not have had both. We had so much fun that we've decided to adapt this group to more of a "Mom's Night Out" each month.
But have no fear! I am excited to announce that tonight my friend, Maggie, and I created a new book club for those of us with the time and desire to read each month. If you live in the Atlanta area and are interested in joining, the North Atlanta Women's Book Club is open to all women who like to read and discuss books! I really hope you'll join us! Our October book club selection is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.

It's my intention to continue to share our selections here so that you can read along if you so choose. Were any of you able to read September's pick, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton? SO good right?! The way the book went back and forth between time, characters, and storyline, closely resembled that of my all-time favorite book, The Time Traveler's Wife, and I loved that about it. Side note here. Have you heard that there is going to be a sequel to The Time Traveler's Wife?! I absolutely CANNOT wait!

The Forgotten Garden synopsis: "Thirty-eight year old Cassandra is lost, alone and grieving. Her much loved grandmother, Nell, has just died and Cassandra, her life already shaken by a tragic accident ten years ago, feels like she has lost everything known and dear to her. But an unexpected and mysterious bequest from Nell turns Cassandra’s life upside down and ends up challenging everything she thought she knew about herself and her family. Inheriting a book of dark and intriguing fairytales written by Eliza Makepeace Rutherford - the Victorian authoress who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century - as well as a cliff-top cottage on the other side of the world, Cassandra takes her courage in both hands to follow in the footsteps of Nell, on a quest to find out the truth about their history, their family and their past; little knowing that in the process, she will also discover a new life for herself."  I scored it a 4 out of 5 on Goodreads.

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