The Forbidden Garden: A Novel

The Forbidden Garden: A Novel

by Ellen Herrick


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ISBN-13: 9780062499950
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/04/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 172,123
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ellen Herrick was a publishing professional in New York City until she and her husband moved to London for a brief stint; they returned nearly twenty years later with three children (her own, it must be said). She now divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a small town on Cape Cod very much like Granite Point.

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The Forbidden Garden: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Sorrel Sparrow is called from her home to England to help the Kirkwoods with the garden at their ancestral home, although she is semi excited to leave the drama of her home, she is nervous to enter someone else's garden and try to work her magic. I know this book is just releasing, but from the beginning the words Ellen Herrick used seemed to make it feel as though I was reading a classic - I say this as a compliment! I loved the words she chose and combining it with gardening and England, it all just worked together. Although this wasn't a quick book to read, it was immersive and I was excited to go back to it each time I picked it up to hear what Sorrel would find out about the Kirkwoods.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
Sorrel and her two sisters are famous in New England for their gifts with plants. When someone overseas asks for their help with a problematic garden Sorrel takes the opportunity and travels to England. She will stay at Kirkwood Hall together with the people who hired her. To find out what's wrong with their garden Sorrel needs to learn all there is to know about the family's history, so she has an idea of what she's getting herself into. She has to unravel secrets and she'll have to restore the garden with her own magic hands to have a shot. Are Graham and Stella Kirkwood telling Sorrel the whole truth? What will Sorrel be able to discover about the garden and is it the only thing she will find at Kirkwood Hall or is there something more for her to experience while she's there? Stella's brother Andrew is having a personal and professional crisis and maybe it's up to Sorrel to heal both the garden and his heart. Will she succeed or has her journey been in vain? The Forbidden Garden is an intriguing story. I love the Sparrow sisters and was very happy to be able to read about one of them again. Sorrel is a strong woman who deserves some happiness in her life. She's always there for others and has a caring and nurturing personality. She's amazing with plants and she can make everything grow in a magical way. She's a special person and I found her calm and comforting personality absolutely wonderful. Sorrel is trying to unravel a mystery and I liked the combination of a gripping family history and her loving and nurturing relationship with plants. While trying to make things grow Sorrel also grows on a personal level and that was fabulous to witness. Ellen Herrick has written an enchanting story. She writes about magic like it's the most normal and most enigmatic thing there is, which is what makes me enjoy her stories so much. Sorrel is actively using all of her senses and experiences even the most ordinary things in a fascinating way. It was beautiful to see the world through her eyes. I liked reading about the plants she loves so much and Ellen Herrick's vibrant and colorful descriptions make them come to life incredibly well. I also loved the romantic aspect of The Forbidden Garden and the secrets that are being kept are quite interesting. Ellen Herrick has written a complete and unique story. I really enjoyed reading The Forbidden Garden, it's a gorgeous spellbinding story.