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A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde #Review #Romance

Title: A Secret Garden 

Author: Katie Fforde

Publisher: Random House UK, Cornerstone, Century

Published: February 23rd, 2017

Pages: 379

Rating: 3.5/5

This is a light, heartwarming, cosy read and contains a several romances achieving their HEA thanks, in part, to the secret garden which is hidden away in part of the grounds of a Cotswold manor house. Actually, the garden is so secret that it isn’t discovered until quite a lot of the story has been read, so don’t panic if you haven’t found it whilst you’re reading, there’s lots of restoration work needing completing before it is revealed.

Having a crush on the person you work for, when he sees you as his friend, confidante and gardener is heartbreaking for the young lady concerned. This is made worse when he finds the love of his life. She is so focussed on her unrequited romance she oblivious to other possibilities – including that of the man who so obviously adores her! Then there’s Philly, who is attracted to the man who runs the cheese stall in the market but is initially too shy to even buy cheese from him! As well as these three, there’s a fourth romance in the making between an unlikely couple. With all this love in the air, beautiful gardens and plants all around and a brilliant cast of great characters, this is a real page turner, a delightful romance to escape into whatever the weather or season.

I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Synopsis

Romance, humour and happy-ever-after endings. The deliciously romantic new novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of A Vintage Wedding, Recipe for Love, and A French Affair.

‘What I want to know’, said Lorna, ‘is what lies behind those ash trees at the back of the garden?

Lorna is a talented gardener and Philly is a plantswoman. Together they work in the grounds of a beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds.

They enjoy their jobs and are surrounded by family and friends.

But for them both the door to true love remains resolutely closed.

So when Lorna is introduced to Jack at a dinner party and Lucien catches Philly’s eye at the local farmers market, it seems that dreams really can come true and happy endings lie just around the corner.

But do they?

Troublesome parents, the unexpected arrival of someone from Lorna’s past, and the discovery of an old and secret garden mean their lives are about to become a lot more complicated…

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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