The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton sweeps over two generations of women with mysteries and atmosphere to spare. After a series of mishaps, a toddler arrives in Australia as a ship’s stowaway with only her suitcase, some clothes and a beautiful book of fairytales. This is all she has as clues to her parents and the life she lost across the ocean.
Her past is hidden from her by the people who took her in and raised her as their own until she turns twenty-one. She sets out to find answers but it’s not until her grand-daughter goes searching that things begin to come into focus. She’s lead to the Cornish coast to Blackhurst Manor, its maze and the gothic secrets of the Mountrachet family. It’s a great journey of self discovery across continents and generations.