Valentina has decided it's time to make some changes in her life.
She cuts off her hair and takes a job as a gardener at Beech House in a timeless and alluring small town near the sea in Wales.
The garden at Beech House is wild and overgrown and as Valentina works her magic to restore it to its former glory she begins to fall in love with its owner, eccentric musician Leo Spring.
But Leo's attention lies elsewhere; he is enchanted by the beautiful headmistress, Melody.
In the heat of the summer a garden party is planned and the stage is set for secret passions to be revealed. But as the magic of the garden casts its spell over the characters they begin to face the awful truth that their feelings can be a matter of life or death. Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/05/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099468431
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