I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the wonderful The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley. Thank you to Anne Cater and Transworld Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this lovely book.
About the book:
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 school 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 heal and recapture the forgotten dreams they’ve let get away?
About the author:
Trisha Ashley’s Sunday Times bestselling novels have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance, and Every Woman for Herself was nominated by readers as one of the top three romantic novels of the last fifty years.
Trisha lives in North Wales.
The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley is a lovely, gentle paced story that would be the perfect read to lose yourself in this summer.
Marnie is mourning the lost years she spent in a marriage that is now ended and is looking for somewhere she can go to make a fresh start. Hoping the rural village her mother always told her about is the answer to her prayers, Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes complete with a little cottage to make her own. The garden is full of everything she loves, from the beautiful roses to the gorgeous lavender and honeysuckle. All it needs is a bit of tender loving care and everything will be perfect.
But then there’s Ned, her next door neighbour who she once knew as an untroubled young man, but who is now nursing a torn and battered heart not unlike her own. Can an idyllic summer spent gardening heal the tattered remnants of their hearts, or is it too late for them to move on with their lives and make a brand new start?
What a lovely book this is! I was drawn into the lives of Marnie and Ned from the outset, with the gorgeous sights and smells of a summer spent in the garden brought vividly to life by the soft and gentle prose. Trisha Ashley’s writing is exquisite, the story so full of heart that it left me feeling warm and satisfied as I turned the final page.
In these uncertain times we find ourselves in, The Garden of Forgotten Wishes is pure escapism at its very best and the perfect summer read. Highly recommended.
The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley is available to purchase now: Amazon UK
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