Mar 31, 2017

Book Beginning: The Forbidden Garden by Ellen Herrick

The Forbidden Garden: A Novel  by Ellen Herrick, April 4, 2017, William Morrow Paperbacks

...the heart of a mysterious English country garden, waiting to spring to life." The second book featuring the Sparrow Sisters.

Book beginning:
Graham, Lord Kirkwood put the phone down and turned to his wife, Stella. 
"Fiona says she's found a gardener," he said.
"In America? What good does that do us here? Stella asked, looking up from her book.
"Fiona thinks this person may be willing to travel - something about a bad summer in her village, a child's death, townspeople on edge, not a good thing. It's been nearly a year, but apparently everyone's still a bit shell-shocked." Graham tapped away at this laptop for a moment in silence. 

Page 56:

... With just six weeks to research, select and plant the early stages of the Kirkwood garden, to cheat the soaking rain that swept through weekly (not to mention look at a bunch of dusty tapestries that might tell her nothing more than she already knew from her own research,) Sorrel barely had time to register the face of London or what it would be like to know the stories. 

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  1. Great beginning. Sounds like an interesting book. I will add it to my to read list.

  2. Beautiful cover. And I love all the imagery, sounds great. My Friday book is Dancing the Death Drill by Fred Khumalo.

  3. The begging is really interesting. Thanks for mentioning the book.

  4. I tend to enjoy books with the word garden in the title. I'll go check. Mine is here:

  5. Harvee, thanks for sharing--this book looks and sounds really good, perfect for this time of the year!

  6. Sounds like a good one for this time of year. I'm curious about the gardener.

    My Friday 56 from The Shack

  7. Not my usual genre, but the snippets sound good. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  8. Sounds like a rich story. Happy Sunday!


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