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The Garden of Lost and Found

Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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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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  • 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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  • Mrs L.
  • 22-05-2019

The Garden of Lost and Found - utterly brilliant

I have not been so obsessed with a book for years and listening on Audible made it even more real!

What a brilliant story, I loved the weaving back and forth between the points in time and the characters were like my own family by the end!

Well recommended...

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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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  • Alex Sprogis
  • 29-05-2019

Gripping

The twists and turns kept me guessing until the last 18hrs! Great narration which kept the pace and interest.

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  • Jean Mc
  • 27-05-2019

Tedious and unbelievable

I should have given up when the frame of a painting inexplicably melted in a fire in 1919 (what was it made of?) followed closely by a woman feeling the skin "melting" off her hands. Then the present day tedious woman married to a horrible man with bratty children. I gave up and I don't easily give up. I it was an actual book I'd have burned it to avoid anyone else suffering the misery of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-05-2019

beautiful

a beguiling tale. with a lovely twist at the end. a must read for anyone who enjoys books with multiple timelines.

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  • Mrs CJ
  • 22-05-2019

Strong story, brilliant performance

I thoroughly enjoyed this family saga across the generations. The way the story was laid out kept my attention for the entire story. I hadn’t come across Kristen Atherton before, but she is a talented performer. Each voice distinct enough that you always knew who was talking. Harriet Evans is an excellent storyteller. I shall be looking out for more of her books. 16 hours simply flew by.

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  • J. Insley
  • 21-05-2019

Unbelievably good

This is easily the best book I have ever listened to on Audible. An amazing, satisfying story that unfurled like the petals of a rose. Beautifully and clearly performed so there was no confusion between characters or time periods. In my next life I want to be a person as beautiful as Mary. An outstanding novel.

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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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  • 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