In Loretta Nyhan’s warm and witty Amazon Charts bestselling novel, a widow discovers an unexpected chance to start over—right in her own backyard.
Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade—and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and she’s at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she’s hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig.
As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. The neighbors in her tidy gated community are more than a little alarmed. Paige knows nothing about gardening, and she’s boldly flouting neighborhood-association bylaws. But with the help of new friends, a charming local cop, and the transformative power of the soil, Paige starts to see potential in the chaos of her life. Something big is beginning to take root—both in her garden and in herself.
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About the Author
Loretta Nyhan was a reader before she was a writer, devouring everything she could get her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and the instruction booklet for building the Barbie Dreamhouse. Later, her obsession with reading evolved into an absolute need to write. After college, she wrote for national trade magazines, taught writing to college freshmen, and eventually found the guts to try fiction. Nyhan has cowritten two historical novels with Suzanne Hayes, Empire Girls and the Kirkus-starred I’ll Be Seeing You. Her solo work includes All the Good Parts and the teen paranormal thrillers The Witch Collector Part I and The Witch Collector Part II. When she’s not writing, Nyhan is knitting, baking, and doing all kinds of things her high school self would have found hilarious. Find her online at www.lorettanyhan.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Digging In by Loretta Nyhan tells the story of Paige who after losing her husband when he died in a car accident must dig herself out of her grief and learn to continue to live her life. This was a quick read and I liked the look into grief that a wife feels when she loses her husband and how she must learn to continue living. None of the characters really drew me into the story though. So it was a good read but not great.
A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review Big thanks to NetGalley for letting me finally pick this one up. The cover on this one kept taunting me. I'd see it on NetGalley, here on Goodreads, and even on Amazon. So, when I saw it for the 20th time, I asked for it. And I am really glad I did. This story opened up like a warm fuzzy blanket. You can't help but like Paige, and your heart breaks a little for her. She lost her husband, and he was her anchor. She has a teenage son, and that's about it for a support system. Until one night she goes a little crazy and starts digging in her yard. Her life ends up opening up to all sorts of characters who liven up her life, and offer her a support system she didn't even know she needed. I just loved Loretta's writing here, and the characters really developed and it became it's own world for me. I can't remember the last time I finished a book this fast. I couldn't put it down. Thank you, Loretta! Please, keep writing, and I will keep reading.
I didn't think I would love this book as much as I did. And I really did. The story is so genuine, heartwarming and funny and Paige is such a wonderful and very relatable character. My heart ached for her at times as she was doing the best she could with life and raising her 17 year old son after the death of her husband. I loved all of the characters in the book. They were quirky and authentic and I liked how their friendships developed mostly because of Paige's garden. This book moved me in a way that surprised me. It made me laugh and it made me tear up, especially reading the author's acknowledgments at the end. Overall, I found it to be a very delightful book and it is one that I will be highly recommending. Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley for the advance review copy. All opinions are my own
Loretta Nyhan is a new author to me, but this won't be the last book I read of hers. It's a fantastic, emotional, laugh out loud story of picking up the pieces of your life following the biggest, sudden loss you have to face and doing it YOUR way! Truly well done and a must read for anyone. Words to embrace each and every moment: "When you give something meaning, it's worth remembering. We filter out the stuff that doesn't touch our hearts."