Novels starring gardens
May 15, 2009
As a kid I hated Saturday afternoon yard work with the parents. Hated it. But I loved, loved, loved The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I just finished The Scent of Water by Elizabeth Goudge, and several times I thought, this is The Secret Garden for grown-ups! I'm one of those who firmly believes Jane Austen's only fault was the dying too young thing, and this can certainly be filed under Austen-esque.