In the Light of the Garden: A Novel

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In the Light of the Garden is a novel about unearthed family secrets, the enchantment of past loves, and the indelible power of forgiveness.

Inheriting her grandparents’ island estate on Florida’s Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty-one-year-old Charity Baxter. Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity’s only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma. But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief—the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property.

Now that Charity has returned, she’s full of longing and regret, until she befriends her neighbor Dalton Reynolds, who has come to Gaslamp Island carrying his own heartache. As other exiles arrive—a great uncle harboring secrets, a teenage runaway—Charity begins to reconsider what makes a family. When her own estranged mother shows up in crisis, Charity is challenged to search her heart for forgiveness. But forgiving herself may require a little magic from the last place she’d expect to find it.

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Heather Burch is the bestselling author of the novels One Lavender Ribbon, Along the Broken Road, and Down the Hidden Path, as well as several acclaimed young adult novels. One Lavender Ribbon was in the top 100 bestselling books of 2014 on Amazon. Her books have garnered praise from USA Today, Booklist, Romantic Times, and Publishers Weekly. Heather’s deeply emotional novels explore family, love, hope, and the challenges of life. She tells unforgettable stories of love and loss—stories that make your heart sigh. Heather lives in southern Florida with her husband and has two grown sons who are the light of her life.

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“Burch weaves the challenges of family and the hope life can bring into a book that will touch readers’ hearts in the most enduring ways.” Booklist

“Burch’s gentle intergenerational tale will appeal to readers who relish charming characters, a slow-burning romance, and a dash of magic realism.” Library Journal

“Digging deep into the issues of loss and healing, this novel will take readers on a journey of rich emotions, deeply woven secrets and the long-forgotten magic of childhood. The characters are dynamic, and their stories are utterly moving. This is a terrific story by Burch.” RT Book Reviews

“An engrossing coming-into-her-own tale with an intriguing magical twist, In the Light of the Garden expands the idea of what it means to be abandoned and then tenderly explores the wonder of being found.” —Serena Chase, USA Today's Happy Ever After blog and author of The Ryn

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