Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sarah's Garden by Kelly Long: My Review

Sarah's Garden (A Patch of Heaven Novel)What happens when the Amish girl next door falls in love with the new vet in the neighborhood?  The answer is found in Sarah's Garden (A Patch of Heaven Novel).  Set in Pine Creek, Pennsylvania, Sarah's Garden (A Patch of Heaven Novel) is the story of Sarah, the youngest child in the King family, and of Grant, a veterinarian  who moves into the farm next door.  Sarah's love has always been her garden--it is where she finds God and it is her creative outlet.  When Grant moves in next door he asks for help putting in a garden and their relationship begins to grow, even though both know that for her to marry him would mean she'd have to leave the only world she'd ever known.  Throw in the childhood best friend who wants to be her husband and the former neighbor who blames her family for his family's problems and you get a couple of unexpected twists before the final somewhat predictable conclusion.

Like much Amish fiction this book is sweet and predictable.  It is filled with details about buggies and quilting. The gardening information sets this book apart from the crowd; Sarah talks about vegetables I never knew existed.

If you like Amish fiction, you'll like this one.  If you are looking for an original story line or an Amish book that is somehow different from the rest of crowd, this isn't it.  Still, it was a quick enjoyable pool read.

I'd like to thank the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze program for sending me a complimentary review copy of this book in return for a review.  I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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