El Jardin Olvidado = The Forgotten Garden (Paperback)

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April 2009 Indie Next List

“The Forgotten Garden slides back and forth through time, telling the secrets of women, English and Australian, and their link to a wondrous garden on a Cornish estate. Relax and enjoy -- this is a marvelous read.”
— Becky Milner, Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA

November 2010 Indie Next List

“This novel of abandonment and identity beautifully echoes Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic, The Secret Garden. The gothic twists and turns of the plot will keep readers guessing to the end. A very rich, complex, and satisfying read!”
— Lisa Wright, Oblong Books And Music,LLC., Millerton, NY


En visperas de la Primera Guerra Mundial, una nina es abandonada en un barco con destino a Australia. Una misteriosa mujer llamada la Autora ha prometido cuidar de ella, pero la Autora desaparece sin dejar rastro... Un terrible secreto sale a la luz... En la noche de su veintiun cumpleanos, Nell O'Connor descubre que es adoptada, lo que cambiara su vida para siempre. Decadas mas tarde, se embarca en la busqueda de la verdad de sus antepasados que la lleva a la ventosa costa de Cornualles. Una misteriosa herencia que llega en el siglo XXI... A la muerte de Nell, su nieta Casandra recibe una inesperada herencia: una cabana y su olvidado jardin en las tierras de Cornualles que es conocido por la gente por los secretos que estos esconden. Aqui es donde Casandra descubrira finalmente la verdad sobre la familia y resolvera el misterio, que se remonta un siglo, de una nina desaparecida. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A tiny girl is abandoned on a ship headed for Australia in 1913. She arrives completely alone with nothing but a small suitcase containing a few clothes and a single book--a beautiful volume of fairy tales. She is taken in by the dock master and his wife and raised as their own. On her twenty-first birthday they tell her the truth, and with her sense of self shattered and with very little to go on, "Nell" sets out on a journey to England to try to trace her story, to find her real identity. Her quest leads her to Blackhurst Manor on the Cornish coast and the secrets of the doomed Mountrachet family. But it is not until her granddaughter, Cassandra, takes up the search after Nell's death that all the pieces of the puzzle are assembled. At Cliff Cottage, on the grounds of Blackhurst Manor, Cassandra discovers the forgotten garden of the book's title and is able to unlock the secrets of the beautiful book of fairy tales. This is a novel of outer and inner journeys and an homage to the power of storytelling. The Forgotten Garden is filled with unforgettable characters who weave their way through its spellbinding plot to astounding effect.
Product Details
ISBN: 9786071107152
ISBN-10: 6071107156
Publisher: Suma
Publication Date: August 1st, 2011
Pages: 537
Language: Spanish