Release on 2018-09-16 | by Lisa Colodny,Samantha Colodny
Author: Lisa Colodny,Samantha Colodny
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Do you remember that first day of school where you didn't know anyone in the class? Whether you were coming into a brand new school or entering a new classroom in a school you've already been attending, these milestones wreak havoc on a little one's psyche. Ms. Abrams Everything Garden is an illustrated children's book and begins with a young child entering a new class where none of the children know each other. The teacher, Ms. Abrams, decides to involve the class in a garden project to familiarize themselves with each other. Over the course of the harvesting season, they not only grow a garden but a lot of new friends as well. The illustrations for Ms. Abrams' Everything Garden are amazing.
Lonely and stagnating in a soulless job, thirty-seven-year-old Marin Ellis is in need of a new start - but she is not prepared for the one she is given, when, after her estranged father and his second wife die in a car accident, she is made guardian of her fifteen-year-old half-sister Rebecca. The half-sisters are practically strangers, and their life in Hampshire is stilted and strange. At Rebecca's pleading they move to the picturesque village of Goswell on the Cumbrian coast, settling into the charming Bower House on the edge of church property. When a door to a walled garden captures Rebecca's interest, Marin becomes determined to open it and discover what is hidden beneath the brambles. She enlists the help of local gardener Joss Fowler, and together they begin to uncover the garden's surprising secrets. In 1919, nineteen-year-old Eleanor Sanderson, daughter of Goswell's vicar, is grieving the loss of her beloved brother Walter, killed just days before the Armistice was signed. As winter passes into spring, her mood remains bleak despite her attempts to alleviate the emptiness she feels. When her father decides to hire someone to help Eleanor restore the once beloved, but now neglected, vicarage gardens, she is enchanted by the possibility of a new garden-and the gardener her father hires, Yorkshireman Jack Taylor. Jack understands the nature of Eleanor's grief more than anyone else seems to, and as they spend time together, a surprising-and unsuitable-friendship unfolds... The Lost Garden is a luminous novel about tragic secrets, the chance for forgiveness, and the healing that can come from a new start.