Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Lost Garden by Katharine Swartz

A weekly meme spotlighting soon to be released books hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week is a book just released a few days ago ... 

  • Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition 

  • Publication Date: Available this week!  
  • (Ama*zon states May 15 but it was not available for purchase on Kindle till June 15, 2015)

From the publisher:

Lonely and stagnating in a soulless job, thirty-seven-year-old Marin Ellis is in need of a new start – but she is not prepared for the one she is given, when, after her estranged father and his second wife die in a car accident, she is made guardian of her fifteen-year-old half-sister Rebecca. The half-sisters are practically strangers, and their life in Hampshire is stilted and strange. 

At Rebecca’s pleading they move to the picturesque village of Goswell on the Cumbrian coast, settling into the charming Bower House on the edge of church property. When a door to a walled garden captures Rebecca’s interest, Marin becomes determined to open it and discover what is hidden beneath the brambles. She enlists the help of local gardener Joss Fowler, and together they begin to uncover the garden’s surprising secrets. 

In 1919, nineteen-year-old Eleanor Sanderson, daughter of Goswell’s vicar, is grieving the loss of her beloved brother Walter, killed just days before the Armistice was signed. As winter passes into spring, her mood remains bleak despite her attempts to alleviate the emptiness she feels. When her father decides to hire someone to help Eleanor restore the once beloved, but now neglected, vicarage gardens, she is enchanted by the possibility of a new garden—and the gardener her father hires, Yorkshireman Jack Taylor. 

Jack understands the nature of Eleanor’s grief more than anyone else seems to, and as they spend time together, a surprising—and unsuitable—friendship unfolds...

What is on your Wow list? 

1 comment:

Barb said...

Although it is not what I usually read, the synopsis does sound really good. I really like WOW because I get to find books I otherwise might not see!