Somehow Katie Fforde can take characters that in another's hands would be unrealistic and makes them believable and down-to-earth. Fforde always turns a good tale, but I found this especially wonderful - maybe it's because the herione is pushing 40 with kids. (I've pushed 40 over!) And she still gets a fabulous romance! Another thing I love about Fforde is that the books are more about women finding themselves and their own place in the world than they are about finding love. (But they always get that, too - OK, maybe these are fairytales, but they at least seem realistic!) Althea is especially heartwarming, dealing with an insufferable ex, losing her job, kids that are good but demanding and self-centered (like all kids). Along comes Patrick to disrupt her life - the most disruptive threat being the fact that he's bought the property with the greenhouse that she's been using without permission. Soon, he threatens her peace of mind, his girlfriend runs off with her ex, she has to find a way to support herself - well, it all works out. The supporting characters are wonderful (as always) and I loved the description of all that goes into the Chelsea flower show. In my opinion, there's not a clunker in Fforde's collection.