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In the Light of the Garden is a novel about unearthed family secrets, the enchantment of past loves, and the indelible power of forgiveness.

Inheriting her grandparents' island estate on Florida's Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty-one-year-old Charity Baxter. Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity's only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma. But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief - the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property.

Now that Charity has returned, she's full of longing and regret, until she befriends her neighbor Dalton Reynolds, who has come to Gaslamp Island carrying his own heartache. As other exiles arrive - a great uncle harboring secrets, a teenage runaway - Charity begins to reconsider what makes a family. When her own estranged mother shows up in crisis, Charity is challenged to search her heart for forgiveness. But forgiving herself may require a little magic from the last place she'd expect to find it.

©2017 Heather Burch (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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loved it

i love it when i can find a book that i can listen to in front of my child without having to worry about harsh language or sex scenes. it was an interesting story that kept me interested the whole time.

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Good but weak ending...

Good plot and character development, but lesser characters drawn out so much that slowed story. Discovering truths of main character 's past was good, but bringing these out could have been done in a way to hold more interest. Ending left me disappointed that main plot not pulled together better.

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Enjoyable

The characters are interestingand the story has interesting twists and turns. I would read another one by this author.

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In the light of the garden

This is such an enjoyable novel. It is about
Forgiveness of oneself and others. The healing
Process and going forward. And love

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  • Nita
  • MIDLAND, MI, United States
  • 05-03-17

Believe!

What a beautiful story that has the tears flowing! Tragedy, Family! Love Forgiveness! Weeping Rain!

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