A gorgeous, heart-warming tale set among the gardens of Italy
The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the Lake Como area of Italy. For Lucy, the chance to go to Italy offers more than just gardens, as Lake Como is where her father lives and the last time she saw him was when she was just a teenager. Recently married Helen and her wealthy husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband spending so much time away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden. But Helen needs helpand friendsand so she decides to take the plunge and join the local Garden Club. Conrad isn't the least bit interested in gardening. Widowed for five years, his life revolves around work and humoring Mac, his elderly uncle who lives with him, and who has expressed a desire to go on the Gardens of Delight tour. Reluctantly, Conrad agrees to accompany him. "Anything for a peaceful life," he concedesbut a peaceful life is the last thing any of them are in for.
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Group, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Erica James is the author of Act of Faith, Airs and Graces, Gardens of Delight, and Time for a Change.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book! Erica James has a gift of story-telling. It involves many characters with lots going on, keeps you entertained but not confused. I love her English phrases that sound so much nicer than American slang. I've now gone back and read her earlier works and they are all fabulous.
This book would make a cute movie! Each character has their own story to tell and the book brings them all together. It is set in England and Italy which brings a cultural interest too. I bought the book because it was suppose to be about gardeners, but that was secondary to the story. But I still enjoyed it!
I enjoyed Gardens of Delight very much. The title is a good fit for the plot. The characters were well drawn and easy to identify with. The settings in England and Italy are written as to provide an easily available visual picture for the reader. This is a lighhearted book with a plot that provides unexpected twists and turns.