The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

The Boy  the Mole  the Fox and the Horse
Author: Charlie Mackesy
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 9780062976581
ISBN 13: 0062976583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse Book Review:

From the revered British illustrator, a modern fable for all ages that explores life's universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" asked the mole. "Kind," said the boy. Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of characters. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse explores their unlikely friendship and the poignant, universal lessons they learn together. Radiant with Mackesy's warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings, including some of his best-loved illustrations (including "Help," which has been shared over one million times) and new, never-before-seen material. A modern classic in the vein of The Tao of Pooh, The Alchemist, and The Giving Tree, this charmingly designed keepsake will be treasured for generations to come.

The Boy The Mole The Fox and The Horse

The Boy  The Mole  The Fox and The Horse
Author: Charlie Mackesy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-10-10
ISBN 10: 1473571685
ISBN 13: 9781473571686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy The Mole The Fox and The Horse Book Review:

A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos. 'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

The Boy  the Mole  the Fox and the Horse
Author: Charlie Mackesy
Publsiher: HarperOne
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780063080140
ISBN 13: 0063080141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse Book Review:

"A modern, illustrated fable for readers of all ages that explores life's universal lessons from beloved British illustrator Charlie Mackesy"--

A Walk In The Wood

A Walk In The Wood
Author: Joseph Parent,Nancy Parent
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 1368027687
ISBN 13: 9781368027687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Walk In The Wood Book Review:

Part inspiration, part information narrative for our story is based on walking meditation, also known as mindful walking; an active practice that requires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting with your eyes closed. Just as The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo's mega-selling book (over 4 million copies sold worldwide) provides readers with a life/spiritual philosophy embedded in the how-to of minimalism (with practical tips for de-cluttering of one's home), A Walk in the Wood provides a narrative grounded in the simple act of slowing down, observing what is around us, and being present. Appealing to adults who are actively searching ways to join the JOMO movement (Joy of Missing Out and being content just "being"), A Walk in the Wood also makes for a perfect gift for stressed-out family members and friends.

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 0525506217
ISBN 13: 9780525506218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year Book Review:

"Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is not just for Christmas, but for all time." —Helena Bonham Carter A magnificent collection of 365 passages from Shakespeare's works, for the Shakespeare scholar and neophyte alike. Make Shakespeare a part of your daily routine with Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, a yearlong collection of passages from Shakespeare's greatest works. Drawing from the full spectrum of plays and sonnets to mark each day of the year, whether it's a scene from Hamlet to celebrate Christmas or a Sonnet in June to help you enjoy a summer's day. There are also passages to mark important days in the Shakespeare calendar, both from his own life and from his plays: You'll read a pivotal speech from Julius Caesar on the Ides of March and celebrate Valentine's day with a sonnet. Every passage is accompanied by an enlightening note to teach you its significance and help you better appreciate the timelessness and poetry of Shakespeare's words. Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year will give you a thoughtful way reflect on each day, all while giving you a deeper appreciation for the most famous writer in the English language.

Dog Songs

Dog Songs
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN 10: 1101638737
ISBN 13: 9781101638736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dog Songs Book Review:

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it. Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things
Author: Maira Kalman
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 0062387502
ISBN 13: 9780062387509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Favorite Things Book Review:

From Maira Kalman, the author of the bestsellers The Principles of Uncertainty and The Elements of Style, comes this beautiful pictorial and narrative exploration of the significance of objects in our lives, drawn from her personal artifacts, recollections, and selections from the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. With more than fifty original paintings and featuring bestselling author and illustrator Maira Kalman’s signature handwritten prose, My Favorite Things is a poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects in our culture and private worlds. Created in the same colorful, engaging, and insightful style as her previous works, which have won her fans around the world, My Favorite Things features more than fifty objects from both the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Kalman’s personal collections: the pocket watch Abraham Lincoln was carrying when he was shot, original editions of Winnie-the-Pooh and Alice in Wonderland, a handkerchief in memoriam of Queen Victoria, an Ingo Maurer lamp, Rietveld’s Z chair, a pair of Toscanini’s pants, and photographs Kalman has taken of people walking towards and away from her. A pictorial index provides photographs of the actual objects and a short description of them, enhancing the reading experience. As it speaks to the universal experience and importance of beloved objects in our lives—big and small, famous and private—this unique work is a fresh way of examining and understanding our society, history, culture, and ourselves.

Soul Fuel

Soul Fuel
Author: Bear Grylls
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 031045364X
ISBN 13: 9780310453642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soul Fuel Book Review:

Bestselling author Bear Grylls is best known for his seven seasons on National Geographic's Man vs. Wild, his current NBC TV series, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and his adventures climbing ice cliffs, running through forest fires, and parachuting from balloons. Nature has taught Bear some important lessons, and behind every feat is a story of grit, determination, and strength found in faith. In Soul Fuel, Bear shares the backstories behind many of his most daring expeditions and how his faith gave him the purpose and power to carry on in 365 devotions as he explores themes of hope, courage, risk, heaven, and more. Bear says: "I often don't feel very strong. Life can be a battle. We all feel that from time to time. But any strength I do have seems to come in the quiet moments at the start of my day. It comes when I am on my own, on my knees. It comes from taking time to be still with God. . . . So for me, starting my day like this really helps. It is like food. Like good fuel for the soul." Already a bestselling author, Bear is ready to open up on themes of faith, and Soul Fuel is perfect for fans of Bear's TV series and for those who love to read about survival.

Christopher Robin The Little Book of Pooh isms

Christopher Robin  The Little Book of Pooh isms
Author: Brittany Rubiano
Publsiher: Disney Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 9781368025898
ISBN 13: 1368025897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christopher Robin The Little Book of Pooh isms Book Review:

Stuffed animals though they may be, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, and the rest have a reputation for dropping simple and timeless nuggets of wisdom and inspiration. Spanning decades' worth of unforgettable moments from Pooh and friends, this collection of the most memorable Winnie the Pooh quotes is the perfect gift for fans of Pooh.

American Housewife

American Housewife
Author: Helen Ellis
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN 10: 038554104X
ISBN 13: 9780385541046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Housewife Book Review:

A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

NoteBook the Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy Size 6 X 9 Inches 120 Journal Paper

NoteBook   the Boy  the Mole  the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy Size   6 X 9 Inches  120 Journal Paper
Author: Charlie Mackesy,Ans Company
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2021-02-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798702222738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NoteBook the Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy Size 6 X 9 Inches 120 Journal Paper Book Review:

"The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse paperbackInterior & paper type: Black & white interiorwith white paperBleed Settings: No BleedPaperback cover finish: Journal Size: 6 x 9 inPage Count: 120 is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art."- Elizabeth Egan, The New York TimesFrom British illustrator, artist, and author Charlie Mackesy comes a journey for all ages that explores life's universal lessons, featuring 100 color and black-and-white drawings."What do you want to be when you grow up?" asked the mole."Kind," said the boy.Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages.About the AuthorCharlie Mackesy was born during a snowy winter in Northumberland. He has been a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. He has collaborated with Richard Curtis for Comic Relief, and Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, "The Unity Series." He has lived and painted in South Africa, Southern Africa and New Orleans, and co-runs a social enterprise, Mama Buci, in Zambia, which helps families of low and no income to become beekeepers. He lives in London but is often in Suffolk. Visit him at charliemackesy.com

A History of Islam in 21 Women

A History of Islam in 21 Women
Author: Hossein Kamaly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-26
ISBN 10: 1786076322
ISBN 13: 9781786076328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Islam in 21 Women Book Review:

Khadija was the first believer, to whom the Prophet Muhammad often turned for advice. At a time when strongmen quickly seized power from any female Muslim ruler, Arwa of Yemen reigned alone for five decades. In nineteenth-century Russia, Mukhlisa Bubi championed the rights of women and girls, and became the first Muslim woman judge in modern history. After the Gestapo took down a Resistance network in Paris, British spy Noor Inayat Khan found herself the only undercover radio operator left in that city. In this unique history, Hossein Kamaly celebrates the lives and achievements of twenty-one extraordinary women in the story of Islam, from the formative days of the religion to the present.

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything
Author: Sam Copeland
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-21
ISBN 10: 0241439221
ISBN 13: 9780241439227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uma and the Answer to Absolutely Everything Book Review:

The hilarious and moving new book from funny fiction superstar Sam Copeland, author of the bestselling Charlie Changes Into a Chicken. Uma Gnudersonn has a head full of questions: How can I save my home from being sold? Will my dad ever start talking again? And how do alpacas get drunk? But since her mum died, Uma's life has been short on answers. Then she finds a genius artificial intelligence called Athena who knows everything. Suddenly Uma has the answer to any question she can imagine - from the capital of Mozambique to the colour of her headteacher's underpants - and she's going to use them to save her home and her father. Along the way, Uma will have to confront the sinister inventor who will stop at nothing to get Athena back - and face up to the fact that not all questions have answers . . . Praise for Charlie Changes Into a Chicken: 'Belly-busting hilarity' The Guardian 'The modern masterpiece . . . this savvy, comic tale ticks every box' The Daily Telegraph 'The best kind of silly' The Observer 'Laugh-out-loud funny' The Mail on Sunday

142 Ostriches

142 Ostriches
Author: April Davila
Publsiher: Kensington Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1496724712
ISBN 13: 9781496724717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

142 Ostriches Book Review:

Set against the unexpected splendor of an ostrich ranch in the California desert, April Dávila’s beautifully written debut conjures an absorbing and compelling heroine in a story of courage, family and forgiveness. When Tallulah Jones was thirteen, her grandmother plucked her from the dank Oakland apartment she shared with her unreliable mom and brought her to the family ostrich ranch in the Mojave Desert. After eleven years caring for the curious, graceful birds, Tallulah accepts a job in Montana and prepares to leave home. But when Grandma Helen dies under strange circumstances, Tallulah inherits everything—just days before the birds inexplicably stop laying eggs. Guarding the secret of the suddenly barren birds, Tallulah endeavors to force through a sale of the ranch, a task that is complicated by the arrival of her extended family. Their designs on the property, and deeply rooted dysfunction, threaten Tallulah’s ambitions and eventually her life. With no options left, Tallulah must pull her head out of the sand and face the fifty-year legacy of a family in turmoil: the reality of her grandmother's death, her mother's alcoholism, her uncle's covetous anger, and the 142 ostriches whose lives are in her hands. “Vivid…uplifting…The fascinating details of operating an ostrich ranch elevate this family tale.” —Publishers Weekly “Tension mounts in every chapter, and when the difficult forces converge in the satisfying climax, Tallulah discovers clarity. This is an enjoyable, winning, interesting novel for readers of many backgrounds.” —Booklist (starred review) “A story told with depth and beauty about the many things we inherit from our families. Dávila’s characters are familiar, yet unforgettable, and I’m waiting patiently for what she writes next.” —Wayétu Moore, author of She Would Be King

Paperback the Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

Paperback   the Boy  the Mole  the Fox and the Horse
Author: Linda Holmes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 67
Release: 2020-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798692504050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paperback the Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse Book Review:

A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' A book of hope for uncertain times.Enter the world four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared millions of times online - perhaps you've seen them? They've also been recreated by children in schools and hung on hospital walls. They sometimes even appear on lamp posts and on cafe and bookshop windows. Perhaps you saw the boy and mole on the Comic Relief T-shirt, Love Wins?Here, you will find them together in this book most-loved drawings, adventuring into the Wild and exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all.

World of Wonders

World of Wonders
Author: Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 157131959X
ISBN 13: 9781571319593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Wonders Book Review:

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction—a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted—no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape—she was able to turn to our world’s fierce and funny creatures for guidance. “What the peacock can do,” she tells us, “is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life.” The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world’s gifts. Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy.

Tamarind the Star of Ishta

Tamarind   the Star of Ishta
Author: Jasbinder Bilan
Publsiher: Chicken House
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN 10: 1913322483
ISBN 13: 9781913322489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tamarind the Star of Ishta Book Review:

From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit Bird comes a breathtaking journey across India ... Tamarind never knew her Indian mum, Chinty, who died soon after she was born. So when she arrives at her ancestral home, a huge mansion in the Himalayas surrounded by luxuriant gardens, she's full of questions for her extended family. But instead of answers, she finds an ominous silence - and a trickle of intriguing clues: an abandoned hut, a friendly monkey, a glowing star ring, and a strange girl in the garden who calls herself Ishta. Slowly, Tamarind unravels a mystery at the heart of who she is ... PRAISE FOR ASHA & THE SPIRIT BIRD 'An evocative debut novel' Guardian 'A vivid adventure' Observer '... the final ending is as perfect as any fairy tale.' BookTrust

Savage Sword of Conan The Original Marvel Years

Savage Sword of Conan  The Original Marvel Years
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Marvel
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781302922429
ISBN 13: 1302922424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Savage Sword of Conan The Original Marvel Years Book Review:

Writer Roy Thomas and Conan artist supreme John Buscema are joined by a host of top-tier visual talents - Frank Brunner, Gene Colan, Sal Buscema, Ernie Chan and Carmine Infantino - to tell Conan's most savage tales. This volume's stories range from the young Cimmerian's exploits as a mercenary to his latter days as king of Aquilonia in the iconic "Scarlet Citadel." Anchoring it is Thomas and Buscema's 160-page adaptation of Conan the Buccaneer. It's a high-seas masterpiece that entangles Conan, a vile pirate and a beautiful princess with the forces of Thoth-Amon. Also featuring pinups galore, an exhaustive dictionary of Hyborian-era names and places and the stunningly painted, full-color masterpiece "The Trail of the Bloodstained God." COLLECTING: SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN (1974) 29-44 AND MARVEL COMICS SUPER SPECIAL (1977) 9

When I Was Yours

When I Was Yours
Author: Lizzie Page
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 1786819481
ISBN 13: 9781786819482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When I Was Yours Book Review:

We stand in the back of the hall as the children troop in. Big ones, little ones. Straggly hair, cropped hair, curls… the adults surge forward to choose and soon there is just one child left, a little girl sitting on the floor. She is thin as a string bean and her sleeve is ragged and damp – like she’s been chewing it. 1939. War has broken out – hundreds of children are evacuated to the countryside to keep them safe from the bombs raining down on the cities. Wrenched from her family in the East End and sent more than a hundred miles away, seven-year-old Pearl Posner must adapt to a new life away from everything familiar. Vivienne didn’t ask for an evacuee child. In fact, she’s not sure her heart can take it. So many years, so many disappointments… Vivi’s ability to feel love left her the day she learned the truth about her husband Edmund, and when she made the worst decision of her life and left her cherished sister to her fate. But like it or not, Pearl is here to stay, and what with the rumours about what’s happening to children in mainland Europe, it might be the last safe place for her. As Pearl and Vivi learn how to live together, they discover that they have a connection that runs more deeply than they could ever have guessed – from before Pearl was born, and deep into Vivienne’s past. And will it be Pearl – the little girl who says so little and sees so much – who forces Vivi to finally confront what happened in her marriage… and to the long-lost sister she loved so dearly and let fall so far, just when she needed Vivi most? A beautiful and emotional wartime historical novel – heart-breaking, moving and unforgettable. Perfect for fans of Orphan Train and Before We Were Yours. Readers absolutely love When I Was Yours: ‘Brought me to tears. I love how having Pearl as an evacuee gave Vivienne a purpose in life. The story has plenty of twists and turns… If you like romantic historical fiction, particularly which is set in wartime, then this is the book for you! This, at times, bought tears to my eyes and equally a warm glow to my heart.’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘Lizzie Page has gone and done it again with this beautiful, poignant and immensely emotional story… She is by far one of my favourite authors… I absolutely love how this is written, Lizzie you have blown me away with your beautiful words, wonderful imagination and emotional story… It is a lovingly written story that has real heart, and one that I cannot recommend enough.’ Chicks Rogues and Scandals, 5 stars ‘I loved it!... I adore Lizzie Page’s writing and the way she so brilliantly blends fact and fiction.’ Jill Mansell, bestselling author ‘This book was hard to put down… One of the best historical fiction books I've read in a very long time.’ Shelly’s Book Nook, 5 stars ‘Page is a wonderful writer, one that draws me in to the story completely and utterly (by the end of the first chapter I thought to myself that I was going to love this book… wonderful characters… brilliantly plotted with a delightfully intertwined story, it has the heartbreak of war and a gorgeous love story… fantastic.’ Short Book and Scribes, 5 stars ‘A compelling and intriguing read… I was fascinated by Vivienne’s story… Vivienne and Pearl are characters I will certainly never forget.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A lovely, heart-tugging novel.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘You’ll find the yourself engrossed till the last page.’ My Pert Opinions, 5 stars ‘The story is heartbreaking… This is an all-round excellent read, without a doubt 5 stars from me.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars

The Last Garden in England

The Last Garden in England
Author: Julia Kelly
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 1982107847
ISBN 13: 9781982107840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Garden in England Book Review:

From the author of the international bestseller The Light Over London and The Whispers of War comes a poignant and unforgettable tale of five women living across three different times whose lives are all connected by one very special place. Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the gardens’ past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden. 1907: A talented artist with a growing reputation for her ambitious work, Venetia Smith has carved out a niche for herself as a garden designer to industrialists, solicitors, and bankers looking to show off their wealth with sumptuous country houses. When she is hired to design the gardens of Highbury House, she is determined to make them a triumph, but the gardens—and the people she meets—promise to change her life forever. 1944: When land girl Beth Pedley arrives at a farm on the outskirts of the village of Highbury, all she wants is to find a place she can call home. Cook Stella Adderton, on the other hand, is desperate to leave Highbury House to pursue her own dreams. And widow Diana Symonds, the mistress of the grand house, is anxiously trying to cling to her pre-war life now that her home has been requisitioned and transformed into a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers. But when war threatens Highbury House’s treasured gardens, these three very different women are drawn together by a secret that will last for decades. In this sweeping novel reminiscent of Kate Morton’s The Lake House and Kristin Harmel’s The Room on Rue Amélie, Julia Kelly explores the unexpected connections that cross time and the special places that bring people together forever.