This is a story of love, grief and forgiveness. of making sacrifices and fresh starts. It is a book that goes from area to another. It was alright. Probably wouldn't read it again-because I would want to skip to the end. It has a lovely ending to an otherwise sad book.
This is about two women who are put together for reason, which is unknown to either of them.
At their new home, they discover a door rusted shut and once opened, they discover a neglected garden. Sound familiar ( that is why I chose this book- I wanted to see if it could be as good as th classic one we all love? Like the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic, The Secret Garden, this area has been grossly neglected and holds secrets of its own. As Marin tries to make sense of her new role as guardian and weathers the testy waters of her niece's adolescent years, the garden becomes a place of solace and rejuvenation.
Mixed in with the story of Marin and Rebecca, the reader also learns about the life of the house's previous occupants and the events that led to the creation of the garden. I love the dual story line and the glimpse at how each character deals with the tragedies in their life. This book will appeal to a variety of readers: fans of English settings, coming of age struggles, history enthusiasts and even mystery lovers.
*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*