The Gardens of Covington: A Novel

The Gardens of Covington: A Novel

by Joan A. Medlicott
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The Gardens of Covington: A Novel by Joan A. Medlicott

The Gardens of Covington joyously celebrates women and friendships, families and love, laughing through the tears, thinking with the head and the heart. The ladies, so real and inspiring, will make you wish they were your neighbors.

If this is your first visit to the small town of Covington, you'll feel comfortably at home in the white farmhouse with the yellow shutters on Cove road that once again teems with warmth and fresh hope for today and tomorrow. If it's your second visit, you'll be thrilled to sit on the front porch once again and catch up with old friends and neighbors.

Hannah, cool-headed and calm, battles to save their beloved hills from the rapacious development that has already ruined Loring Valley, only five minutes form Cove Road. Amelia, giddy with a newfound love, abandons the ladies and her photography to please her dashing new beau. And Grace is driven to prove she has an eye for business when she and her steady companion, Bob Richardson, open the Cottage Tearoom.

New friends and neighbors are introduced. Eccentric Lurina Masterson, an eighty-one-year-old bride, brings tears of joy to all when, wearing her childhood dream of white satin, she married "Old Man," who is ninety-one. And George Maxwell, the ladies' closest neighbor, provides an inspired solution to preserving Covington's lush hills and valleys.

Joan Medlicott writes lovingly about the complexity and tenderness of women. she writes with honesty about relationships, about love and passion, about commitment and friendship, as well as about the intricate bonds between parents and their children.

As you join the ladies of Covington through their highs and their lows, their joys and their sorrows, you will not want the book to end, nor will you wish to leave their world behind you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429977906
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Covington , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 337
Sales rank: 220,682
File size: 758 KB

About the Author

Joan Medlicott lives in Barnardsville, North Carolina.


Joan Medlicott lives with her husband in Barnardsville, North Carolina. She is the author of The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love, The Gardens of Covington, and From the Heart of Covington.

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Gardens of Covington 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
vamay More than 1 year ago
love reading this book, it made me laugh & cry. I can relate to this ladies in so many ways. See if you can.
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reader48 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful continuation of the Covington series. Very believeable characters.
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JulyFly More than 1 year ago
I SUGGEST YOU START WITH BOOK NO. 1 OF THE SERIES..."THE LADIES OF COVINGTON SEND THEIR LOVE." This is a lovely series...well written...touching and entertaining. I believe women over 50 will enjoy this series the most, they can relate to the "ladies" experiences! JulyFly
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This newest book picks up the lives of our 'Ladies' without missing a beat. It not only entertains us with their day to day activities and interests, but also adds some colorful new characters as well. There is eccentric, eighty-one-year-old Lurina Masterson who brings a grin to everyone's face when she dons a white satin wedding gown and marries 'Old Man', her ninety-one-year-old boy friend. Then there is the frail yet unforgettable lady whom Hannah met and befriended who was to play a most important part in their lives and the lives of everyone in the Covington area. These new friends and neighbors are woven into the lives of our ladies in a masterful and entertaining way.

Precious, gentle Amelia, who carries burn scars on her neck from an automobile accident that claimed the life of her husband, finds herself swept up in an unexpected romance. My heart ached for her while she was under the spell of this charming yet demanding man, and at the same time I wanted to scream at her to WAKE UP! I found myself hoping that she would keep a firm hold on the independence that she had so recently found.

Grace, who makes cookies and mothers everyone, continues her loving relationship with her friend Bob and together they open the Cottage Tearoom on Elk Road. I was enchanted with the idea of their Cottage Tearoom, but it would prove to be quite an undertaking and too much hard work for the two of them. The awesome wedding reception for Bob's son and his new bride, planned and presented by Grace's son and his partner, was an event that kept Covington talking for months. WAY TO GO, GUYS!

Then there is our strong and steady Hannah, the boldest of the ladies. It was Hannah who became embroiled in attempting to save their valley from developers who would strip the land without regard for anything except profit. I cheered for her indomitable spirit as she persisted with her plans for stopping them before they wrecked her beautiful valley. Help for Hannah's cause finally came from an unexpected source.

***** Wow! I loved this book, and so will everyone else who got to know Amelia, Hannah and Grace in 'The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love.' Please, please let there be a sequel to this book! *****