The Lost Garden (Tales from Goswell)
Present and past residents of a countryside English vicarage search for love Marin Ellis is in search of a new start after her father and his second wife die in a car accident leaving her the guardian of her fifteen-year-old half-sister, Rebecca. They choose the picturesque village of Goswell on... show more
Present and past residents of a countryside English vicarage search for love Marin Ellis is in search of a new start after her father and his second wife die in a car accident leaving her the guardian of her fifteen-year-old half-sister, Rebecca. They choose the picturesque village of Goswell on the Cumbrian coast and settle into Bower House, the former vicarage, on the edge of the 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 bramble inside. She enlists the help of local gardener Joss Fowler, and together the three of them begin to uncover the garden s secrets. In 1919, nineteen-year-old Eleanor Sanderson, daughter of Goswell s vicar, is grieving the loss of her beloved brother Walter, who was killed just days before the Armistice was signed. Eleanor retreats into herself and her father starts to notice how unhappy she is. As spring arrives, he decides to hire someone to make a garden for Eleanor, and draw her out of or at least distract her from her grief and sorrow. Jack Taylor is in his early twenties, a Yorkshire man who has been doing odd jobs in the village, and when Eleanor s father hires him to work on the vicarage gardens, a surprising and unsuitable friendship unfolds. Deftly weaving the dual narratives, Katharine Swartz explores themes of loyalty and love through her memorable characters and strong sense of place.
Publish date: 2015-06-27
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Perhaps this step is as simple as any other, if you just close your eyes. And so she closes her eyes, and lets the rain beat over her, and everything in her demands she take that small, final step into forever. There is something about an abandoned, so-called 'lost,' garden that will always fascina...
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