The Night Garden

The Night Garden

A Novel

Book - 2014
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In the Pennywort farm, there is a garden of edible flowers, a garden meant for touching, and one in which the flowers only bloom at night ... Since her mother's death 5 years ago, Olivia has been carrying on her legacy, caring for Pennywort Gardens and running an informal program that provides safe haven to women in exchange for their help with the lush gardens. The townspeople hate having what they call a 'halfway house' around, and Olivia's neighbors are convinced she's using more than her allotment of water in a drought year, and keep calling the police. But Olivia has secrets of her own and needs everyone to just keep their distance.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2014
ISBN: 9780345537836
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 21 cm


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Aug 24, 2015

I loved this book! It resonated with me much more than her first one. I loved the idea of the magical garden maze full of garden rooms. This book belongs on my shelf right next to "Garden Spells."

LaughingOne Feb 19, 2015

This novel caught me up in the lives of the people of Happy Valley, most especially Olivia and Sam. Things are magical; families have special traits that get passed down. The Pennywort Farm, run by Olivia, produces the best vegetables and fruit, the most wonderful flowers and herbs, and it has a maze where people wander in order to find answers to their deepest questions. Strange things happen, and stranger truths come out. Secrets protect people, or do they? I really enjoyed this novel and will look for others by Lisa Van Allen.


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