By Juliet Greenwood
2011 Carys' dreams for the future are falling apart as she returns to the Snowdonia village where she was born, to look after her mother. But then a chance discovery draws her back into the story of Plas Eden, the huge ramshackle country house where, at eighteen, she said goodbye to her childhood sweetheart, David Meredith.
1898 The last time Ann was in London, she was a spoilt, aristocratic bride. Now she stands destitute on London Bridge, with the Meredith Charity Hospital her only lifeline. But who can she trust, and will she ever escape her past?
Two women struggle with love, family duty, long-buried secrets and their own creative ambitions. But more than a hundred years ago Ann left a trail through London, Cornwall and Wales that leads Carys on a tantilising and increasingly shocking search for the truth.
What is Plas Eden's connection with her own family history and what are the secrets of the statues in the garden?
Finalist for the 2013/14 People's Book Prize.
'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
'A great romantic read and also a very atmospheric, ingenious mystery.'
Margaret James, Writing Magazine
'Beautiful writing and a charming, intriguing story.'
'Juliet's characters are so believable and richly drawn - the reader really cares what happens to them...'
Categories: Award-winning & listed, Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 15th March 2012