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A novel based on true experiences, Come to the Garden is a story about a woman's journey with a mysterious angel that encourages readers to believe heaven is closer than they think.
Years ago, author Jennifer Wilder Morgan served as a hospital volunteer, visiting critically ill patients--praying with them and listening to their stories. As she created a safe space for those
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Published February 23rd 2016 by Howard Books (first published March 26th 2013)
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Jennifer Morgan I experienced "Margaret" in the Garden as the presence of the Holy Spirit. When I began writing my book, I struggled with how to tell my story of how …moreI experienced "Margaret" in the Garden as the presence of the Holy Spirit. When I began writing my book, I struggled with how to tell my story of how God has been actively speaking to me, and the use of an angel was suggested to me in a dream. Once I "invented" Margaret, the book practically wrote itself. Did I physically see an angel in my garden? No. Did I experience a constant presence and hear an inner voice speaking the wisdom of heaven? Yes. :-)(less)
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Gail Welborn
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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***Caution--Read "Come to the Garden" with spiritual discernment...***

Jennifer Wilder Morgan's debut release, Come to the Garden explores dreams and visions of a lay hospital minister's profound encounters with the Divine framed around imaginative conversations with a mysterious guardian angel. Because the story is based on personal experience the bible-based orientation is sometimes blurred and the book should be read with discernment.
The inspirational story begins with Jenn waking to a myster
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Dawn
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My friend wrote this book and it was a pleasure to read. I found it very inspirational and loved Jennifer's use of her Angel to tell her story. ...more
Jennifer Morgan
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed by by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite: Received Five Star Review from Reader's Favorite http://readersfavorite.com/book-revie...

Jennifer Wilder Morgan’s book "Come to the Garden" is a uniquely pleasant story. For many years, Jennifer has experienced visions in her dreams. Some she has understood, some have been prophetic, while others remained somewhat mysterious. One day she meets a spiritual creature who claims she is her guardian angel. God has sent her to enlighten Jennifer on th
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W. Whalin
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Wilder Morgan has written an engaging novel from the opening page until the final chapter. In her garden, Jenn meets her guardian angel named Margaret. Each chapter is a different encounter with this angel. Relevant Scripture begins each chapter and is integral to the text. While fiction, this book is based on true events from the author and helps every reader make a more tangible connection with their daily connection to the divine. I loved the writing for this book and the Scriptural ...more
Kim Mahfood
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book could not put down till I finished it. A feel good book about angels and life in heaven
Mary K.
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A friend suggested this and I found it boring and not inspirational, flat and not resonating.
Victor Gentile
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Wilder Morgan in her new book, “Come to the Garden” published by Howard Books introduces us to Jenn and Margaret, an angel

From the Back Cover: A novel based on true experiences, Come to the Garden is a story about a woman’s journey with a mysterious angel that encourages readers to believe heaven is closer than they think.

Years ago, author Jennifer Wilder Morgan served as a hospital volunteer, visiting critically ill patients–praying with them and listening to their stories. As she crea
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Joan
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morgan has created a novel as a way to share her personal experiences and those she witnessed or heard about while she was a lay minister. She has had profound encounters with the Divine during her life and was looking for a way to help others experience the same kind of godly love she knows. In a dream she heard the Lord tell her to use an angel. She began exploring creating a fictional angel and spiritual encounters. Morgan's garden became the place where Margaret, her coffee drinking guardian ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
We can always look back at our life in times of struggle and hardship and find growth there. There is a clarity that comes with time we might miss if we aren't too careful to pay attention. Life experiences are often the best teacher. However we can fail to learn from them as well and wonder where God was in the midst of those times as well.

In the inspirational book, Come to the Garden by Jennifer Wilder Morgan, she incorporates the fictional story of an interaction between Jennifer and her gua
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Lisa Johnson
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Come to the Garden
Author: Jennifer Wilder Morgan
Pages: 240
Year: 2016
Publisher: Howard
My rating is 4 stars.
Come to the Garden is an allegory based on the author’s personal experiences in her walk with Lord from childhood to adulthood. The story reflects how she has felt through various seasons of her life whether they were times of joy or sorrow. In the novel, the author tells of she felt God revealed Himself to her, spoke to her and walked with her through life.
As a reader, I would have p
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Andrea Hintz
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Morgan’s 'Come to the Garden' is an absolute, must read. Its storyline is not only gripping and compelling, but truly inspiring as well. The narrator is Jennifer Morgan herself, who discovers her beautiful guardian angel, Margaret, waiting for her in her own garden. The reader instantly becomes absorbed in the enthralling storyline as her angel takes Jennifer on a journey that involves looking back on many of her important life events. As one reads the novel, the reader really feels co ...more
Andi
Honestly, I don't know how I feel about this book. I have had two encounters with angels, once in Hawaii. The angel notified EMS when my car stopped at a stop light died and I wasn't coherent. We didn't know then that I had epilepsy. The second time was in 2007 when I had a seizure after being seizure free and I ran into a tree. Her name was Heather and she was an EMS worker that put me on the back board and kept me as calm and pain free as she could. When I went to thank her we found out that n ...more
Sarah
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Come to the Garden" is a must read for anyone! If you love to read, you don't want to miss this one! I was so sad to see it end because of it's powerful message. The reader feels deeply connected to the main character, Margaret in this novel as you discover a journey that you didn't think would be possible. Not only do you connect with Margaret, but you also get this feel that you're sitting in this beautiful garden with Jenn. I can't really explain it, unless you read the book. Jennifer Wilder ...more
Sarah-Vita
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I cannot express my love of this book enough!! I won it in a Goodreads Giveaway, and though I am a Christian, I must admit... I read more fiction and mysteries than Christian novels. The only thing centered on God that I really read is my Bible. But I was blessed with this book, and I truly felt God pushing me to read it. I'm so glad I listened to Him.
I cried several times reading this. The experiences and memories the author described - especially ones where sh
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Tom Law
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Using beautiful word pictures Jennifer Wilder Morgan shares her pilgrimage with Jesus. In what is styled as a novel, based on true events, she talks about her dreams and promptings. These have moved her and have marked her walk. In a courageous attempt to “spread seeds of hope” she shares what she has seen and experienced with the heartfelt desire that these stories will be transformative in the lives of her readers. The joy of her relationship with her Lord and the faith she has in His guiding ...more
Laura
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
COME TO THE GARDEN is more memoir than fiction. Based on fictionalized real accounts the author tells about meeting her guardian angel and discussing her whole life with her - which made it a little too memoir-ish for me (I'm not a fan of memoirs.) I believe in guardian angels and I believe God connects with us and that things happen to us for a reason. COME TO THE GARDEN is a good reminder of that. I'm glad Ms. Morgan was among the blessed who met angels, knew it, and was brave enough to tell o ...more
Katy
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So inspirational

I loved this book from the beginning to the end. I haven't ever read a novel where I felt so at peace. I seen Jennifer Morgan promoting this book on Kathy Lee and Hoda morning show. It sounded really good and it is. I have a few questions I would like to ask Jennifer about this book that would help me grow in my faith. If you haven't read this novel yet and want a stronger relationship with t h your faith, I recommend reading this one. Just had me wanting more!
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MichelleRae
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Reading this book was a great experience for me. You have a lovely, witty, coffee-loving angel, and a spiritually in tuned, wisdom seeking main character. This book is based on real experiences and is basically conversations about how the main character has seen God interact in her life.

Reading this book helped me to remember all the times God has interacted in my life. This book helped me remember that He is always there. Reading this book brought joy to my life.

This book is spiritually uplift
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Shawna Fox
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found Come to the Garden intriguing and bit repetitive in spots. While I love the overall story line of Jenny's experiences of being able to communicate with God and hearing other's experiences, I found the entire book pretty predictable with the Guardian Angel coming into play. I would have loved the book to be more in depth with Jenny's actual experiences. Otherwise I enjoyed it and particularly enjoyed the chapter about Heaven and how it really is closer than we think. ...more
Lynette Alshanski
I truly enjoyed this book. When I think of it, I feel peace in knowing my Savior truly loves me more than I can imagine and excitement for Jesus Christ's plans for my like. The novel discusses gifts of the spirit, some of which I have experienced. This was a book that blessed me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. ...more
Sharon Chance
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A charming story of one woman's encounter with her guardian angel, and how that meeting changed her faith in God and Jesus. Written in story form, this novel is based on the life events of the author, making it all the more powerful and inspiring.

"Come To The Garden" will change your spiritual outlook on the power of angels and God in your life. I loved it, and highly recommend it!
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Jamie
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing story of what it would be like to encounter and be a friend to your guardian angel! Loved the story and it kept me intrigued and in awe of the moments that this person had with her true angel. I would recommend this to anyone! No matter if you think of it as fiction or nonfiction it is wonderfully written and the audio book is fabulous as well.
Amy
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Come to the Garden is a novel based on true experiences the author encountered with an angel. A good, inspiring, and uplifting read.
4 stars.
I received this book from Howard Books in exchange for my honest review, which was given.
Rubie
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful

Come to the garden is a inspiration to me and beautifully written story . I plan to read it again
Jamie Holloway
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last night I stayed up and read while snuggling with my Nicholas. I will be posting my review on the blog tomorrow. I recommend this book highly. It is just as profound as "The Shack". ...more
Jena
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hard to get into this book but I made myself finish it. I feel like a lot of the focus was on the guardian angel instead of God.
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Jennifer Wilder Morgan graduated from Kent State University and is a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity. She resides in Houston, Texas, where she served in Methodist Hospital Houston's lay ministry. She is a member of The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
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