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The Frozen Sea

Books to the ceiling, books to the sky, my pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them!

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

I loved this book.

I think my favourite aspect was how the fairytales were interwoven with the narrative. I also loved how the story at first seemed slightly disjointed, given that we were jumping back and forth in time between the lives of four women, but that over time these sections became jigsaw puzzle pieces that fitted together perfectly.


The fairytales were so vital to the overall atmosphere of the story. I just loved how they enhanced the modern and historical aspects of the narrative and helped to weave the mystery throughout the story. I haven't read anything like it before. 



It was such an engrossing tale and I'm really keen to read more of Kate's novels.