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The Forbidden Garden
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The Forbidden Garden


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…

Title:The Forbidden Garden
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:400 pages
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    The Forbidden Garden Reviews

  • Trish
    Apr 08, 2017

    The Forbidden Garden begins with an intriguing epigraph:"Hiraeth(n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was: the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the ...

  • Elle ? Pretty Little Books ?
    Apr 07, 2017

    Release Date: April 4, 2017 Genre: Women's Fiction and MysteryThe Forbidden Garden is a good book although not something I would normally pick up and read. The authors use of description really add...

  • Patty
    Apr 12, 2017

    This is the second book from the author featuring her mystical, gardening sisters. In the first book, The Sparrow Sisters, the women were introduced and with this book the eldest surviving sister, Sor...

  • Deb
    Apr 12, 2017

    "Hiraeth: a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was: the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past."The Forbidden Garden had me with ...

  • Onceinabluemoon
    Jun 04, 2017

    4.5 I love an English garden and I was totally smitten in the Shakespearean garden recreation. First I must say I have two homes, one by the sea, and one in the inland heat with a bountiful but comple...

  • Tina
    Mar 02, 2017

      What I liked about this book:1. It’s set in England.  The descriptions of the country estate and the London museums were interesting to me.2.  There is a mystery about the failing garden, somet...

  • Christine Zibas
    Apr 04, 2017

    What worked was brilliant (gardening and characterization), but there were large bits of this novel that just failed for me.Complete review to come....

  • Laura Valentine
    Jan 23, 2017

    Slow, predictable and far too many references to the previous book (it really could have been a standalone). But overall a good semi-Gothic beach read....

  • Rachel
    Jan 03, 2017

    The Forbidden Garden was a delight to read. I felt immersed in life at Kirkwood. Herrick beautifully captures the imagination with descriptions of the grounds, the well-developed characters, endless, ...

  • Sue
    Feb 12, 2017

    Thanks to LibraryThing for a copy of this book to review. I found this a very interesting book to read but I wish I had read Sparrow Sisters before I read this because there were so many references to...