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Come to the Garden
- A Novel
- By: Jennifer Wilder Morgan
- Narrated by: Kathie Lee Gifford
- Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
In Come to the Garden, the main character, Jenn, wakes up on her birthday to discover an angel in her backyard garden. The angel, who calls herself Margaret, is charming and funny, and she knows that Jenn has been questioning a lot of things about God recently. Is he really there? How is anyone supposed to believe that God truly cares for us when we see so many bad things happening in our world, and we experience the disappointments and tragedies of life? But Jenn suspects that God has been trying to speak to her in mysterious ways.
What an amazing book. Angels ARE among us.
- By L. B. Rouse on 06-10-16
Be still, close your eyes, can you smell the roses
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.