It’s not an April’s Fool! (I had to look twice just in case)
I’m delighted that Eden’s Garden is 99p today in the Amazon UK Kindle Store!
It’s also $1.47 on Amazon.com (click here)
This calls for Sara Jones’ infamous (if you are watching your waistline) chocolate cake.
Sometimes you have to run away, sometimes you have to come home.
2011 – Carys agrees, with mixed feelings, to look after her mother after a fall. This decision unsettles everything – her job, her plans, her relationship with Joe. Once home she is drawn back into village life, into her family history hidden in the attic, and into the history of Plas Eden, the ramshackle great house that was so much part of her childhood. Where, at 18 she forced herself to say goodbye to David Meredith. How will she feel when they meet again?
1898 – Ann, destitute, stands on London bridge. She remembers her last visit to London, a spoilt aristocratic bride, sure of the power of her youth and beauty. Now she is running from everything she trusted. Is the river her only option, or will the Meredith Charity Hospital hide her?
Two women struggling with love, family duty, long buried secrets, and their own creative ambitions. But over a hundred years ago, Ann left a trail, through North Wales, Cornwall and London, that may help Carys find her true path. What is the secret of the statues in the garden?
Finalist for ‘The People’s Book Prize’ 2014
Welsh Book of the Month May 2012
Praise for Eden’s Garden
“Eden’s Garden is a novel rich in detail, nuance and meaning… a tale of romance and mystery, self-sacrifice and fulfillment, each element lovingly enveloped in the atmospheric mists of an ancient story told again as if for the very first time.” Edith O’Nuallain, Story Circle Book Reviews
“a wonderful, scrumptious read…” Sharon, Magical Musings (http://magicalmusings.com/)
“this story covers multiple generations of a woman’s struggle and heartache with a deft touch. Sensual and romantic, the story swept me away with its strong female characters… It is filled with Welsh charm and romance, and delights with a sweet, lovingly tended story that leaves the reader deeply satisfied” Nadine Galinsky Feldman (http://www.nadinefeldman.com)
“don’t hesitate to immerse yourself in this delightful, intriguing tale which unravels family secrets” Claire McAlpine, Word by Word
“Written on the grand scale, this powerful and moving story of two deeply creative women, seperated by time but both struggling to balance the conflicting demands of family duty and the desire for freedom, held me gripped until the final family mystery was resolved and the entirely satisfying resolution reached.” Trisha Ashley
“A great romantic read and also a very atmoshperic, ingenious mystery.” Margaret James, Writing Magazine
“Beautiful writing and a charming, intriguing story.” Sue Moorcroft
“Juliet’s characters are so believable and richly drawn – the reader really cares what happens to them…” Anne Bennett