This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

As quoted by Marcia:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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My find this week is The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: April 2009


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 dockmaster 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.

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17 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    I just got this book in mail yesterday and it's beautiful. There are gorgeous sketches on the first and last pages inside too.

  2. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Not only is cover amazing, the story sounds amazing too. I want to live in a place just like what is on that cover!

  3. Beth F Says:

    I love the cover and the story sounds great. I wonder what the similarities will be to The Secret Garden.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I spotted this book yesterday. I hope the story is as good as the cover.

  5. The cover is gorgeous and the book sounds really good. I'll have to read this one.

  6. Darlene Says:

    That is an amazingly beautiful cover Melody and the story sounds really good too. I could certainly lose myself in that cover.

  7. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Oh I could care less what it's about (even though it does sound good too), I just want it! LOVE the cover! It reminds me of a picture I've had forever.

  8. The Bookworm Says:

    oh my gosh! lol. I have this book cover set up for my next weeks post for Cover Attraction, great minds think alike ;O)
    I like the cover and the book sounds great.

  9. Iliana Says:

    Oh yes, a lovely cover! I want to read this and I still am planning to read her first book. So many books! :)

  10. Wanda Says:

    Gorgeous, I'd love to walk around in that cover!

  11. Melody Says:

    Violet - I'm so envious! I'm hoping you'd read it and share your thoughts with us if you do get to it. :)

    Sandy - I too think the premise is amazing! I'd love to live in a place like that too!

    Beth - Now you've piqued my curiosity on The Secret Garden! Gotta check it out! ;P

    Kristy - Yes, I hope the story will be as good as the cover. :)

    Crystal - I'll definitely look out for this book at the bookstore.

    Dar - It's gorgeous, isn't it? I don't think I'll ever get tired of staring at that cover for a long time! ;)

    Jen - There're times that I'd just buy a book based on its cover. I just couldn't help myself! It's even better if the story is as good as the cover!

    Naida - I apologize if I post it earlier, LOL! Yeah, great minds think alike, hehe.

    Iliana - I haven't read anything by this author but you can bet I'd be checking out her books very soon! :)

    Wanda - Glad we share the same sentiments. :)

  12. Kim Says:

    What a lovely cover--very visually pleasing and one that would cause me to pick the book up to investigate further!

  13. Melody Says:

    Kim - It's very pleasing to the eyes, isn't it? I fell in love with the cover the moment I set my eyes on it. :)

  14. Julia Says:

    I hope that the inside is as much as pretty as it is from the cover. And I hope that you enjoy the book too!

    Great cover art! :)

  15. This is one I would really like to read.

  16. Debi Says:

    Oooh, I want to live in that cover!

  17. Melody Says:

    Julia, Wendy & Debi - The cover is beautiful, isn't it? If I see this book on shelf, I'll get it. ;)

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