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  • The Garden of Lost and Found

  • The Gripping Tale of the Power of Family Love
  • By: Harriet Evans
  • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (659 ratings)

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The Garden of Lost and Found

By: Harriet Evans
Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
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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
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  • Categories: Romance

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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Fabulous just fabulous

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  • 15-01-22

The best book I read for many years

This is the best book I listened to for many many years. I just loved it!

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  • Douaa El Issawi
  • 15-09-21

Keeps you hooked

Oh so beautiful i loved it, and most importantly the narrator did a wonderful job!