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Lilly Kaiser had come to terms with her solitary, uncomplicated life after becoming a young widow. So when a stranger delivers an old violin to her Berlin antiques shop and tells Lilly it belongs to her, she's completely bewildered. Why should she be the one to inherit such an exquisite instrument?
Together with her best friend, Ellen, and handsome musicologist Gabriel Thornton, Lilly sets out to explore the violin's legacy. From England to Italy to Indonesia, she follows its winding trail. Along the way, she learns of Rose Gallway, a beautiful woman of English and Sumatran descent who lived among Sumatra's lush gardens more than a hundred years earlier. A celebrated and sought-after musician, Rose once owned Lilly's violin and regularly played concerts for Sumatra's colonial elite - until, one day, she simply disappeared.
As Lilly unravels the mystery behind Rose's story - and uncovers other unexpected secrets - she'll come to see her own life in an entirely new light. And as each shared discovery brings her closer to Gabriel, her heart might finally break its long-held silence.
©2013 Corina Bomann and Ullstein Buchverlage GmbH; 2015 Alison Layland (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc. Translation
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By Joyce on 02-26-16

Moonlit but not a listening pleasure.:/

I liked the story but t narrative was so affected and annoying that I could only listen for short periods of time. Her gravelly tone and snooty accent spoiled the book for me. I will not read anything she narrates.

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By Meghan on 03-29-16


Is there anything you would change about this book?

Much was lost in the German to English translation. The author also kept introducing side stories that you thought might play into the larger picture, but ultimately were just useless excursions that went nowhere and added nothing to the plot.

Has Moonlit Garden, The turned you off from other books in this genre?

no, but I will not read this author again

Did Justine Eyre do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I thought so

Do you think Moonlit Garden, The needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

God NO!

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By SusanMcC on 09-26-16

a nice wee story

this is a nice wee story but not much more. it's more like a pleasant coach trip than a fair ground ride. more could have been made of Sumatra, more could have been made of the romance and the mystery could be seen unravelling from early on. it did have an interesting thread following the journey of the violin.

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