Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review - "The First Gardener"

The First Gardener"The First Gardener," written by Denise Hildreth Jones is one of the most emotional, heart-wrenching novels I have read, but it is also one you do not want to miss out on!

Gary and Mackenzie are the first family of Tennesee and are preparing for their only child to begin school and then tradegy strikes and it is more than Mackenzie can handle.  Seeking strength from God and others around her is the only way that she is going to make it through this time.  However, help comes from unexpected people in her midst.  Jeremiah is the gardener and has been at the Govenor's mansion for a long time, yet he is drawn to this family during their time of personal need and he has more gifts than just tending the mansion gardens.

This is such a well-written book and one that will have you completely engrossed in the story and the characters' lives.  The characters are well-developed and come alive on the pages. I found myself crying with Mackenzie and laughing along side Eugenia and wishing I had a gardener to work along beside like Jeremiah not only for his landscaping expertise, but his wisdom for the heart as well.  This is a very emotional read and one that will not soon be forgotten.

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