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The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley – Blog Tour

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The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley

Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Bantam Press
Source: Random Things Tours

About The Book

All Marnie wants is somewhere to call home. Mourning lost years spent in a marriage that has finally come to an end, she needs a fresh start and time to heal. Things she hopes to find in the rural west Lancashire village her mother always told her about.
With nothing but her two green thumbs, Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes with a little cottage to make her own. The garden is beautiful – filled with roses, lavender and honeysuckle – and only a little rough around the edges. Which is more than can be said for her next-door-neighbour, Ned Mars.
Marnie remembers Ned from her school days but he’s far from the untroubled man she once knew. A recent relationship has left him with a heart as bruised as her own.
Can a summer spent gardening help them heal and recapture the forgotten dreams they’ve let get away?

My Thoughts

While reading this book I felt totally connected to the story, simple but so full of emotions and interesting characters that I didn’t want to end it! The Garden of Forgotten Wishes is a story to make us remember the importance of the simple things, that sometimes taking things slowly and healing is the only thing you need.
I started reading this book to discover more about the garden job, Marnie decides to take time by herself at her mother’s childhood village; I spend all these three last months taking care of our own garden, so I thought it would be interesting to read a plot with some garden background. Of course the garden is not the main interest of the plot, it is Marnie and Ned, they were friends a long time ago, but life has changed them. Now they both have scars and pain to heal, but maybe their mutual love for gardens will help them?
This is a book to let you relax, the story is slow paced, full of friendship, history and emotions; I really loved both characters and their connection. This is not a mystery book, you can feel that Ned and Marnie will end together, but it’s not really the most important thing about the book, but how they heal their own wounds and how their friendship goes strong and transforms to something more.
If you are looking for a book to disconnect, relax and leave you with a smile, this is the one you should read, perfect in every sense! Ready to discover “The Garden of Forgotten Wishes”?

About The Author

Trisha Ashley’s Sunday Times bestselling novels have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance, and Every Woman for
Herself was nominated by readers as one of the top three romantic novels of the last fifty years.
Trisha lives in North Wales.


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