Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review: The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

.Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Berkley Publishing Group, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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This book isn't so much for Mom, as it might be for your bestie, 
or your sister, this Mother's Day....

The Garden of Small Beginning

Synopsis:


A poignant and funny debut novel about one young widow learning to tend to her life…

It’s been three years since her husband was killed in a car accident and Lilian is still getting used to being sane—after that one early breakdown. She’s happy just being able to get her two girls to school every morning, keep her illustrating job, and catch up on her favorite TV shows with her sister. She’s not exactly in a rut; she’s just letting the grass grow under her feet.


But then Lilian’s boss asks her to illustrate a vegetable encyclopedia and signs her up for a vegetable-gardening class. Lilian reluctantly agrees and recruits her kids and sister to join her for some drama-free Saturday mornings, because what could be more relaxing than gardening? Nothing…except that this class is filled with people who like to dig a little deeper than the surface, and an instructor who makes Lillian want to bloom for the first time in years. 

With her fellow newbie gardeners, Lilian learns what it takes to nurture plants—and friendships. Digging in the dirt, with worms and all, teaches Lilian that sometimes you have to let nature take its course, be it in gardening, in life, or in love…


Review:

This is a book to SAVOR- it is SO touching, funny and Lillian is EVERY mom, who sometimes just needs a BREAK. Only her break didn't come the way she thought it would. Now she's still trying to recover and gain back what she thinks she has lost. But life can throw you some curve balls, and what seems like a simple garden class turns up into SO SO much more, as she finds her footing, new friends and family. And along the way she learns that change CAN be ok, and might just lead to some amazing opportunities. You MIGHT find yourself snorting and laughing out loud SO many times while reading this book, that you'll not be sure if Abbi was listening in on your ''internal parenting thoughts' while writing it! This is a book you'll be sharing with ALL your girlfriends this Summer, so don't miss it!


About the Author:

Abbi Waxman is a chocolate-loving, dog-loving woman who lives in Los Angeles and lies down as much as possible. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction. She has three daughters, three dogs, three cats, and one very patient husband.

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