Synopsis from Goodreads:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes the first novel in the new In the Garden trilogy. Against the backdrop of a house steeped in history and a thriving new gardening business, three women unearth the memories of the past and uncover a dangerous secret–finding in each other the courage to take chances and embrace the future.
Trying to escape the ghosts of the past, young widow Stella Rothchild, along with her two energetic little boys, has moved back to her roots in southern Tennessee–and into her new life at Harper House and In the Garden nursery. She isn’t intimidated by the house–nor its mistress, local legend Roz Harper. Despite a reputation for being difficult, Roz has been nothing but kind to Stella, offering her a comfortable new place to live and a challenging new job as manager of the flourishing nursery. As Stella settles comfortably into her new life, she finds a nurturing friendship with Roz and with expectant mother Hayley. And she discovers a fierce attraction with ruggedly handsome landscaper Logan Kitridge
But someone isn’t happy about the budding romance…the Harper Bride. As the women dig into the history of Harper House, they discover that grief and rage have kept the Bride’s spirit alive long past her death. And now, she will do anything to destroy the passion that Logan and Stella share…
Author: Nora Roberts
Where did I get the book: Kalahari.net
Would I recommend the book: Yes
Please note that this is Book 1 for the In the Garden Trilogy by Nora Roberts.
Stella’s whole world gets rocked one fateful afternoon by a news broadcast about a plane crash. Kevin, the love of her life and father of her children was on the plane. So she packs up her children and moves closer to family. A new start, a new life, a new love. Logan, a huge annoyance in Stella’s side makes it his mission to throw Stella’s life into chaos. In the process he falls in love with Stella and her two young sons. I enjoyed the great contrast between the two main characters. Stella’s uptight control freak ways clashing wholesale with Logan’s disorganized brand of chaos.
An exciting tale with grumpy ghosts, realistic romance and luscious laughs. It has enjoyable descriptive language which enables you to see everything written as if your walking the pages of the books with the characters. Sometimes Stella’s annoying OCD ways get on your nerves and sometimes you cannot picture her with out it. Nora Roberts excelled at creating a cast of amazing characters that I look forward to seeing grow in the following books in the trilogy.