Author: Denise Hildreth Jones
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Tyndale House
Source: a copy was provided by Tyndale Press in exchange for an honest review. The First Gardener is on tour (virtual blog tour).
"Jeremiah Williams has been tending those gardens for over twenty-five years. And like most first families who have come and gone, this one has stolen his heart.
Mackenzie and her husband, Governor Gray London, are enjoying a sweet season of life when a tragedy tears their world apart. As the entire state mourns, Mackenzie falls into a grief that threatens to swallow her whole.
Though his heart is also broken, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers. It's about tending hearts as well. So he gently begins to cultivate the hard soil of Mackenzie's heart, hoping to show her what it took him decades to discover.
A Southern tale of loss, love, and living. The First Gardener reminds us that all of life is a gift, but our heart is the most valuable gift of all."
Review to follow.....
Denise Hildreth Jones makes her home in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and five bonus children. She loves good books and cold Coca Colas, and every now and then she writes novels that have been acclaimed by readers and reviewers alike. Visit her website at: www.denisehildrethjones.com .