The Lost Garden
by Helen Humphreys
In BriefGwen Davis is more comfortable seeking a cure for parsnip canker than dealing with people. In 1941 she swaps Blitz-ravaged London for the Devon countryside, to help restore an estate garden and so contribute to the war effort.
Why you should read itThis is a story about lost things. What Gwen really learns, as she discovers her lost gardens, is how her own capacity to open her heart expands her world in ways both beautiful and heartbreaking. This is a novel that will inspire gardeners and lovers, and those who aspire to be both.