Renting a cottage in the enchanting but overgrown grounds of Merryn Hall, Mel embraces her new surroundings and offers to help her landlord, Patrick Winterton, restore the garden. Soon she is daring to believe her life can be rebuilt.
Then Patrick finds some old paintings in an attic, and as he and Mel investigate the identity of the artist, they are drawn into an extraordinary tale of illicit passion and thwarted ambition from a century ago, a tale that resonates in their own lives. But how long can Mel's idyll last before reality breaks in and everything is threatened?
Jilly Bond made it sound so beautiful & warming.. Bring West Cornwall a live & history of the Artist in Lomorna.
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If you could sum up The Memory Garden in three words, what would they be?
Scenery, discovery, drama
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Memory Garden?
None realy sticks out. The story flows without any climatic moment.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
As before, I cannot point a single scene that stood out.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Not really. It was enjoyable, the story interesting enough, but the overdramatic female characters kind of ruined it a bit.
Any additional comments?
I didn't connect with the main character enough, I supose. It's a romantic book, and I was expecting more from the past and less from the present, a bit more history and less romance.
The story is there though and I enjoyed reading it. The narrator is very nice too.
Really enjoyed this easy listening novel, not too fast, a little predictable but a classic holiday listen.
Engaging characters & story lines. Adds depth to my knowledge of Cornwall too. I must go & look up some of the real life painters. I always enjoy RH 's characters. The heroine is far from perfect; she's "real".