All Marnie wants is somewhere to call home.
Mourning lost years spent in a marriage that has finally come to an end, she needs a fresh start and time to heal. Things she hopes to find in the rural west Lancashire village her mother always told her about.
With nothing but her two green thumbs, Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes with a little cottage to make her own. The garden is beautiful – filled with roses, lavender and honeysuckle – and only a little rough around the edges. Which is more than can be said for her next-door neighbour, Ned Mars.
Marnie remembers Ned from her college days, but he’s far from the untroubled man she once knew. A recent relationship has left him with a heart as bruised as her own.
Can a summer spent gardening help them re-capture the forgotten dreams they’ve let get away?
To those of you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I am a Trisha Ashley lover – and this book did not disappoint me at all.
What I really needed from this book was an escape, and something to awaken that warm, hopeful little corner of my soul that was feeling a tad down-trodden with the cold nights and general fluey-ness that is going around at the moment. That is what I got from this book.
In true TA style, the heroine is likeable and sensible – I cannot believe quite how engrossed I got in the miniscule descriptions of the garden that she was working on, but I found myself browsing different rose bushes online (not entirely without purchase) and specifically selecting lavender scented bubble bath for proper immersion in the story. It was beautiful, soul-fuelling and exactly what I needed.
I am now however left with a serious problem – I got this from the library in order to stop myself from buying so many books. So am I now allowed to go out and buy myself a copy of this book??
It’s a tricky one…..
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