The Garden of Small Beginnings - Abbi Waxman
Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years—ever since her
husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random
suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this
widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed.
At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks—like actually
being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that
vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently, being
the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means
getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a
Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas
After recruiting her kids and insanely
supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles
botanical garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon
discover—with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of
gardeners—is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you
want it to or not...
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Berkley (May 2, 2017)
MY THOUGHTS: Loved this book. So full of everyday people and things. One heart broken mother of 2 girls is just now getting back to like after the loss of her husband. Lilian is an illustrator of books. Her boss sends her off to take a gardening class. She takes her 2 girls and her sister. They meet lots of new people and soon are all good friends. There is also love in the air for Lilian's sister and a couple other people. Lilian is also seeing someone, the instructor of the class. But is she ready for a relationship? Her body says yes, but her mind isn't sure. I give this book 5......
This book is for 3 of my reading challenges.......
Strolling Through Non-Fiction/Good Reads
Library Love Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challenge