Publication: 23rd July 2020 – Transworld
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?
I am delighted to kick off the blog tour for The Garden of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley.
Five years ago, Marnie run to France to escape her controlling and manipulative husband. Now he’s finally signed the divorce paper and she is free to go back home to England. With a new job, a new flat that comes with an intruding cat and possible new friends, Marnie is looking forward to a fresh start. She moves to Jericho’s End to help restore the gardens of Old Grace Hall. Jericho’s End is also the place of origin of her mother, the place her mother had warned to stay away from, so Marnie hopes to find answers about her mother’s mysterious past.
Marnie is a fantastic character. She is very realistic and I really felt for her as she still struggles with the scars from her past. For her Jericho’s End represents a refuge, a place that will give her a new beginning, but also the truth about her mother’s past and the reason behind her sudden departure from the village.
If you love gardening, you are going to adore The Garden of Forgotten Wishes. It’s so full of detailed and rich descriptions of the beautiful gardens at Old Grace Hall that I could practically picture them in my head. And, if you love ice-cream, there are just as many detailed and rich descriptions of mouth-watering homemade ice-cream.
I love Trisha Ashley’s novels. They are uplifting, engaging, and beautifully descriptive and they never disappoint. In The Garden of Forgotten Wishes there is romance, friendship, family drama and it will completely capture you. If this is not enough to encourage you read it, then don’t miss the amazing recipes at the end of the book.
A huge thank you to Anne Cater and Transworld for inviting me to join the blog tour and provide me with a copy of the novel.
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. For more information about her please visit http://www.trishaashley.com, her Facebook page www.facebook.com/TrishaAshleyBooks or follow her on Twitter @trishaashley.