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Publisher's Summary

Yorkshire anatomy lecturer Ruby Clark considers her life low-maintenance. She teaches at the local university, has two well-behaved teenage daughters, and what she doesn't know about human anatomy isn't worth knowing. Unfortunately, that knowledge doesn't stretch to plants, and she's been asked to help out on a school garden project.

Being a paramedic doesn't do Melissa Jackson's back or knees any favors, so she's looking into university courses to try a less strenuous line of her work. But the brash, proudly out, down-to-earth woman's biggest challenge is keeping her dyslexia a secret. That, and living down the stigma that follows her when people find out.

A university open day throws the two women into each other's orbits. When Mel, an expert green thumb, makes a few helpful suggestions on Ruby's garden project, Ruby convinces her to team up to make it a success.

Personality-wise, they couldn't be less compatible. Mel's brazen attitude, cocky jokes, and affinity with earthworms immediately rub the hyper-professional, straight-laced Ruby the wrong way. Can they ever find common ground?

 Contains mature themes.

©2019 Jenn Matthews (P)2019 Tantor
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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I loved The Words Shimmer. What a great story. I loved the interaction between Ruby and Melissa and loved the kids making a garden. The one takeaway from this book is that you don't know what the person sitting next to you is going through. Be gentle, thoughtful, respectful and kind.

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Great story especially for teachers

It is time for us to understand dyslexia, and this book being a wonderful story for us older women, helps to understand it. Rachel Beresford dose a great job narrating it as well.

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adorable

loved the narrator's style of reading. very well written. cute and a bit refreshing after some of the lesbian romance novels I have been reading