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Greta Oxley

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Be still, close your eyes, can you smell the roses

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Would you listen to Come to the Garden again? Why?

Absolutely!What a amazing gift the author has given readers.After completing Come to the Garden, I had to step back and take some time to absorb and reflect on all the feelings that I had from the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Having been told that I have a child-like and simple way of looking at life, this book seemed to be written just for me. Though it took many years for me to be open about expressing myself, I have always felt that heaven is all around us. Especially after the sudden death of my brother to suicide. I remember so well, a few days after the funeral, the delicate touch of a dragonfly on my hand. It was as though God was telling me that my brother was safe in his arms and that I would see him again. That beautiful creature just rested there as a sign of peace.

Which character – as performed by Kathie Lee Gifford – was your favorite?

Although I loved all the characters, Angel Margaret was my favorite.So many little instances, when I knew that I would never be alone and that I was loved. Even in my own backyard, I get such peace from enjoying the birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and flowers under the canopy of large oak trees. What a gift!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Surprising, no tears. I did find myself with a smile and some outright chuckles! I listened to the story with my eyes closed and found that my mind played all the scenes for me. To me, that is the sign of a good story.

Any additional comments?

This audio-book was like taking a deep breath and knowing such a sense of peace. Thank you so much for the opportunity to savor this beautiful story. A big thank you to Kathie Lee for bringing the story to life. God bless.