I have been a fan of Heather's since her Halflings series! And I have to say that over the years her stories have only gotten better! I was so excited to get my hands on “In the Light of the Garden” and man I wasn't disappointed in any way!
The descriptions, characters, and even the setting make this book come alive for the reader! I couldn't put it down. I love how even the old weeping tree really felt like a character in this story! I could easily see “In the Light of the Garden” playing on the Hallmark channel sometime very soon!
This is a great book for this spring / summer. It’s full of hope and well wishes and is just so good! It will lift your spirits and you won't be able to put it down. I don't want to go into too much detail as I don't want to give things away. But Charity is a wonderful character. She was relatable and wonderful while still being flawed. Dallas on the other hand was a great hero and well I know he is going on the list of book boyfriend’s, lol. “In the Light of the Garden” is beautifully written and is a book that will knock your socks off!
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.