The Forgotten Room – A Sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's 'The Secret Garden'
Did You Love The Secret Garden? Find Out What Happens NEXT!
'The Secret Garden,' written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and published in 1911, has been beloved by generations. Made into a stage play and numerous movies, this enchanting story remains a popular classic today.
'The Forgotten Room' begins a few months after the original concludes, continuing the stories of Mary, Colin, Dickon and the rest of the beloved characters from 'The Secret Garden.' This is the story of what happens next to the people of Misselthwaite Manor. Mary finds another secret, learns more about herself her friends, gets a tutor, nearly succumbs to her parents’ fate, and faces a crucial decision or two. Written with the style and heart of the original.
'The Forgotten Room is a very well-written follow-up to The Secret Garden. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and I felt that it was a very good imitation of the feel of the original. The children all have the same quirks and are continuing to work through their separate issues. The happy ending was beautiful and fun, and actually left me wanting to know what happens as Mary, Collin, and Dickon grow older. I would suggest this book to anyone who loves The Secret Garden.'
I would recommend this book to my women friends, my daughter and my sisters.
I think they would enjoy it as much as I did. I like the growing relationship between Colin and Mary.
I love hearing about Dickon and his family and the adventures on the moors with the flora and fauna.
I like the mystery side of the story and don't want to say more as it will take away the enjoyment of the book.
About Stacie Morrell (Portland, Oregon Author)
Stacie Morrell is a fifth generation Oreg onian and daughter of English professors, so really none of this is her fault. Reading and word games were part of every evening growing up, and Scrabble was played with vicious intention to win (and use as many obscure words as possible.) In an effort to work through and live with increasing depression and anxiety, Stacie began writing again in her late 30's. She predominately writes children's and poetry books, with three picture books, a middle reader and a poetry collection currently published, with more on the way. Stacie also works in the non-profit sector as a thrift store and online sales professional assisting organizations in maximizing the value of their in-kind donations to benefit their missions. As a non-profit professional she has worked with at-risk youth and families, homeless, employment, emergency services, libraries and animal rescue.