The First Gardener

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The First Gardener

By Denise Hildreth Jones

Tyndale House Publishers, Paperback, 9781414335582, 419pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2011

Jeremiah Williams has been tending the gardens of the Tennessee governor's mansion for more than 25 years. After tragedy strikes the current governor's family, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers. It's about tending hearts as well.

About the Author
Denise Hildreth-Jones is a writer and international speaker for women's ministries, churches, and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Denise began her career more than 17 years ago writing for other people. She eventually ventured into the world of fiction with her first novel, "Savannah from Savannah", and has since published several books. Her novels have been featured in "Southern Living"; hailed as "smart and witty" by" Library Journal;" and chosen for the Pulpwood Queen's and Women of Faith book clubs. And her recent novel is "Hurricanes in Paradise." Denise makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, five bonus children, and two dogs and enjoys a good book and a Coca-Cola. Visit her website at or the popular community and blog resource for singles she has created called "Flying Solo" at