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Publisher's Summary

The new novel by Sunday Times best seller Harriet Evans will enchant her fans with this gripping and heartbreaking tale of a family ripped apart and the extraordinary house they called home. Harriet writes the most delicious, epic stories from the heart since Maeve Binchy and Kate Morton. 

Nightingale House, 1919. Liddy Horner discovers her husband, the world-famous artist Sir Edward Horner, burning his best known painting, The Garden of Lost and Found, days before his sudden death. 

Nightingale House was the Horner family's beloved home - a gem of design created to inspire happiness - and it was here Ned painted The Garden of Lost and Found, capturing his children on a perfect day, playing in the rambling Eden he and Liddy made for them. 

One magical moment. Before it all came tumbling down.... 

When Ned and Liddy's great-granddaughter Juliet is sent the key to Nightingale House, she opens the door onto a forgotten world. The house holds its mysteries close, but she is in search of answers. For who would choose to destroy what they love most? Whether Ned's masterpiece - or, in Juliet's case, her own children's happiness. 

Something shattered this corner of paradise. But what?  

©2019 Harriet Evans (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Reminiscent of Santa Montefiore with the emotional heart of Jojo Moyes. You'll frequently find yourself uttering the words: just one more page." (CultureFly)

"Will make you gasp and move you to tears." (Marie Claire)

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Well written story

great read. I got more than a little frustrated by Juliets rude children and her pandering to them. That aside I loved the story line!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-04-2019

Fabulous just fabulous

Everything about this novel and the narration was perfect. Highly recommended The Garden of Lost and Found !

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  • Sair0075
  • 08-05-2019

Mystical and Intriguing

A beautiful novel that opens doors in directions you weren't sure it was taking you. Things you could have realised earlier spring to life later on in the book as the characters pasts and futures are slowly unveiled

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  • Helen Elizabeth
  • 14-08-2019

Beautiful book

This book kept me enthralled all the way through, one of the best I have listened to in a long time.
I highly recommend it.

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  • Pewsey Girl
  • 30-09-2020

Too much about annoying family

Normally love this author but found the family too annoying to read about. ended up switching off at chapter 6 as I could not endure any more description on the kids. I expect if I'd got past it it might have improved.

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  • Sally-AnneR
  • 26-06-2020

So disappointed

I bought this because of all the five star reviews but was so disappointed. I found it interesting in parts but then waned to the point I just couldn't finish it.

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  • jojochild
  • 25-06-2019

A must read

Absolutely fabulous !!!! Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Perfect for just siting back and relaxing.....you won’t regret it.

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  • sue glason
  • 30-05-2019

enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, got lost sometimes with changes in time but that did not detract from the pleasure

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  • Mrs JEL
  • 18-05-2019

Didn’t want to finish this

Really enjoyed this audio book, engaging characters and a picture of different sides to both family life and soldiering in WW1, contrasted well with difficulties faced today.
Gave it 4 story stars as it seemed to end unsatisfactorily...

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  • Maureen Dowd
  • 04-09-2019

enthralling. lovely narrator

this is a beautiful story. the narrator is very good. I was very nice listening to her

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  • Julia Hatch
  • 28-02-2020

Didn't grab my attention

I've tried listening to this book twice as I don't like to give up but I just couldn't get into it. It started to feel like a chore so sadly I have given up.

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