'A deeply satisfying read about a middle-aged woman who takes on a neglected garden in Oxfordshire and about the garden she finds and saves.' Highly recommended.
-- The Bookbag
`Prue Leith was not just born to cook...She was also born to
write.' -- Daily Mail
`Prue Leith writes about gardens with the knowledge born of real
love for the subject, and this gives the story an extra dimension; so those
who enjoy both gardening and romance will find it the ideal novel to take
-- Elizabeth Jane Howard
`Prue Leith, as well as being a brilliant cook and businesswomen,
is also a highly accomplished novelist. This is an engaging and
well-crafted tale.' -- Sue Macgregor
After a divorce and a great deal of soul-searching, Lotte has abandoned her successful career as an architect for a degree in garden history, and uprooted her three children to take a job as head gardener to millionaire Brody Keegan at Maddon Park in Oxfordshire. Brody is as ignorant about gardens as Lotte is knowledgeable, his tastes as loud as hers are quiet. As Lotte locks horns with her boss and his spoilt young wife, she finds herself on an emotional roller coaster. She knows what is right for the garden, but – still raw from divorce, anxious about the children and frightened of entanglement – she is less sure of what is right for her.