Garden of Dreams

Garden of Dreams

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by Leslie Gould
     
 

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Two Loving Friends. One Powerful Faith. A Life-Threatening Secret.

Raised by a mother who was haunted by worry and fear, Jill vowed to live a different kind of life. As a young woman, she planned out what she wanted—a husband, a large home full of children, the opportunity to paint and grow a beautiful garden, a community of believers, and a best

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Two Loving Friends. One Powerful Faith. A Life-Threatening Secret.

Raised by a mother who was haunted by worry and fear, Jill vowed to live a different kind of life. As a young woman, she planned out what she wanted—a husband, a large home full of children, the opportunity to paint and grow a beautiful garden, a community of believers, and a best friend—then watched as it all came true in the art-filled town of Ashland, Oregon.

But Jill has a secret that she has kept from those she loves most, including her husband and her best friend, Caye—and she’s not the only one with something to hide. Her mother also has not told Jill the whole truth about her father and the disease that claimed his life. Together, these secrets shatter Jill’s idyllic world.

Now, driven by uncertainty and questions, compassion and mercy, Jill and Caye face a test of friendship unlike any other—a test that will lead one of them to powerful revelations about faith and love, and the other to the realization that trust in God encompasses all things.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578566365
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/17/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.72(d)

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Two Loving Friends. One Powerful Faith. A Life-Threatening Secret.
Raised by a mother who was haunted by worry and fear, Jill vowed to live a different kind of life. As a young woman, she planned out what she wanted—a husband, a large home full of children, the opportunity to paint and grow a beautiful garden, a community of believers, and a best friend—then watched as it all came true in the art-filled town of Ashland, Oregon.
But Jill has a secret that she has kept from those she loves most, including her husband and her best friend, Caye—and she’s not the only one with something to hide. Her mother also has not told Jill the whole truth about her father and the disease that claimed his life. Together, these secrets shatter Jill’s idyllic world.
Now, driven by uncertainty and questions, compassion and mercy, Jill and Caye face a test of friendship unlike any other—a test that will lead one of them to powerful revelations about faith and love, and the other to the realization that trust in God encompasses all things.

Author Biography: Leslie Gould works as a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband Peter and four children.. She is the previous curator of the Swedenburg House Museum in Ashland, Oregon. This is her first novel.

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Leslie Gould works as a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband Peter and four children.. She is the previous curator of the Swedenburg House Museum in Ashland, Oregon. This is her first novel.

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Garden of Dreams 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is truly a wonderful book showing both the power of faith and friendship. The two main characters in this book have a friendship like most of us, especially women, dream of having. I also enjoyed the part that the author put in about the characters love of their children and their gardens. I would highly recommend this book and am already giving to friends at church.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of those books you find yourself thinking about long after you have finished reading.