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The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White
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Jun 27, 12

it was amazing
Read in June, 2012

The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White
ISBN: 9780778314127
Tilly heads back to England with her young son to help with her mom who's had a fall and will be recuperating. It will be the summer and she just loves the combinations of flowers once she sees her hometown again. Her husband, a college professor has been dead for years. Her gardening has always sustained her.
Her house in NC is similar and others want to hire her to make their gardens like hers. James Nealy has OCD and won't take no for an answer and even calls her in England. He gets along with her son, Issac and she's also done some research on OCD as he intrigued her.
Her ex boyfriend is also back at her hometown with his daughter for the summer.
Like the old saying: Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime, TIlly uses this and replaces fish with gardening. It can bring meaning to your life.
A health scare, James shows up and Sebastian's ex wife is pregnant, just what Tilly doesn't need.
Love hearing about not only all the flowers, but birds. I can just imagine that is all you can hear and sweet the sounds, smells and touch is.
TIlly proposes a solution to his problem and he gives her some solutions for her problems.
Love hearing about the trails and other places to just walk and relax.
When the hurricane hits, it's a bit too much for Tilly after she's made up her mind which man she really loves.
An interview about why the book was written and other major aspects are explained.

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