The Lost Garden

The Lost Garden

by Helen Humphreys
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The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys

Leaving London to grow food for the war effort, Gwen discovers a mysterious lost garden and the story of a love that becomes her own.

This word-perfect, heartbreaking novel is set in early 1941 in Britain when the war seems endless and, perhaps, hopeless. London is on fire from the Blitz, and a young woman gardener named Gwen Davis flees from the burning city for the Devon countryside. She has volunteered for the Land Army, and is to be in charge of a group of young girls who will be trained to plant food crops on an old country estate where the gardens have fallen into ruin. Also on the estate, waiting to be posted, is a regiment of Canadian soldiers. For three months, the young women and men will form attachments, living in a temporary rural escape. No one will be more changed by the stay than Gwen. She will inspire the girls to restore the estate gardens, fall in love with a soldier, find her first deep friendship, and bring a lost garden, created for a great love, back to life. While doing so, she will finally come to know herself and a life worth living. Reading group guide included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393340938
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/17/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 735,608
File size: 412 KB

About the Author

Helen Humphreys, a poet and novelist, is the author of The Lost Garden, Afterimage, Leaving Earth, and Coventry. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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The Lost Garden 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. It's poetry in prose form. It is one of my top 3 novels that I've ever read. She is an astounding writer and I will read anything she writes. This novel is about intimacy and the real world which illustrates every day our stories of love. This is an amazing, amazing novel.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this novel for an English class, and I found it absolutly amazing. The Lost Garden is a thought provoking novel that is full of emotion. It is realistic and gives the reader an insight to life during the War. Gwen is a character that everyone can relate to. Remember to grab the Kleenex when you read this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Miss Humphreys understands the human need of loving and to be love. The Lost Garden will surely touchs the heart of anyone who reads it.