The French Gardener

By Santa Montefiore
(Center Point Large Print, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781602854949, 536pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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“The French Gardener is one of the best books I've read in a long time. This story of love and family made me cry, made me laugh, and, most of all, made me think. We all need reminders to notice the beauty of nature surrounding us and to slow down enough to enjoy the true simplicity of life.”
-- Tresa Mott, The Next Chapter, Knoxville, IA

Miranda and David move out of London into a beautiful country house with a magical garden. But reality turns out to be very different from their bucolic dream. Soon the latent unhappiness in the family surfaces, isolating each family member in a bubble of resentment and loneliness. Then a mysterious Frenchman arrives on their doorstep. With the wisdom of nature, he slowly begins to heal the past and present. But who is he; When Miranda discovers his secret, the whole family learns that a garden -- like love itself -- can restore the human spirit.

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