The Lost Garden

Aileen Doherty is leaving the island of Illaunmor for the first time. She can’t wait to leave the confines of her sheltered life to go on her first adventure, tattie picking for the summer in Scotland, with her father and two older brothers.

What she hadn’t bargained for was meeting the irresistible Jimmy Walsh, who falls for flame-haired Aileen the moment he sets eyes on her. Spending each day working together side by side, Aileen and Jimmy fall passionately in love, until their happiness is cruelly cut short by a tragic accident which will change their young lives forever.

Back on Illaunmor, Aileen finds solace in reviving an abandoned garden, which has been left as lonely and bereft as she has. Gradually, through the magic of hope, Aileen brings the garden back to life – and herself with it.

If you plan to read The Lost Garden, allow yourself a day to disappear into this fine writer’s world because once you enter it, you won’t want to leave.’ Irish Independent.

 

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