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A gorgeous, heart-warming tale set among the gardens of Italy from bestselling author Erica James.

The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the Lake Como area of Italy. For Lucy, the chance to go to Italy offers more than just gardens. Lake Como is where her father lives, and the last time she saw him was when she was just a teenager.

Recently married Helen and her wealthy husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband spending so much time away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden. But Helen needs help – and friends – and so decides to take the plunge and join the local Garden Club.

Conrad isn’t the least bit interested in gardening. Widowed for five years, his life revolves around work and humouring Mac, his elderly uncle who lives with him, and who has expressed a desire to go on the Gardens of Delight tour. Reluctantly, Conrad agrees to accompany him. ‘Anything for a peaceful life,’ he concedes. But a peaceful life is the last thing any of them are in for…

Reviews

Intense, compelling stuff
OK! Magazine
A dramatically dark tale of the joy, pain and all-consuming passion of first love
COSMOPOLITAN
The author writes with a sturdy, feel-good optimism
Elizabeth Buchan, SUNDAY TIMES
It is a captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad
DAILY TELEGRAPH
An utterly moving read, you won't want to put down
ULSTER TATLER