Molly's perfect life comes crashing down following the unexpected death of her husband David. She is left alone with a big old house to maintain, finances in disarray and her hopes for happiness in a heap. But Molly is a survivor. Despite objections from her two daughters, Molly fears that the only solution will be to sell their beloved home. But as she finds herself drawn to the old neglected and overgrown walled rose garden and the dilapidated gardener's cottage attached, shesuddenly sees a future as shedecides to restore them. As the rose garden takes on a new life and starts to bloom again, Molly finds that she can look to the future with new confidence and hope
I loved the cover of this book I thought it was so pretty so I was hoping that it contained a pretty good story inside too!
The Rose Garden follows three ladies Molly, Kim and Gina. They each have their own individual story but the author manages to weave their stories together to create an enjoyable storyline. Molly is now widowed and is struggling to keep their country house due to finances and she feels that the only option is to sell. Kim has lost everything she has no job no home and no boyfriend. She has reached a point in her life where doesn’t know what it is she wants to do. Gina has worked alongside Norah in her café for some time now and when Norah is taken ill Gina has hopes to take the café over and bring some of her ideas to the café but unfortunately Norah’s family have other ideas.
This was my first book by Marita Mckenna so I was unsure what to expect but absolutely loved her writing style. The storyline flowed effortlessly and she creates such a cosy setting with a great sense of community spirit. It was so easy to visualise Mossbawn House thanks to the authors beautiful descriptions of this grand house and gardens.
The storyline was quite simple with realistic scenarios but I couldn’t help becoming immersed in this storyline. The characters were all likeable and down to earth, they were really friendly and would do all they can to look out for each other or just be a shoulder to lean on.
The book focuses on various struggles and emotions but having romance and friendships too meant the book still remained upbeat. I thoroughly enjoyed this book so I will be looking for more books by this author.