Book Review

In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch

In the Light of the Garden is another winner. We are quickly introduced to 11-year-old Charity Baxter, and her life is about to change. This is a story about secrets, regrets, forgiveness, and boundaries. The Weeping willow is a picture of forgiveness and intercession and it is a beautiful picture of eternity. But at first, Charity Baxter hates it. As the story of Charity’s life on the island in Florida unravels, secrets are revealed and Charity finds a family of sorts. By the end of the book, these characters feel like your family too. Heather Burch knows how to make her characters come alive until you are laughing and crying, and aching for them, right to the end.

I loved this quote from the book:
Daisy tipped a shoulder.”She’s not so good with social.”
“Well, we’ve got two months to whip her into shape.”
This had me laughing out loud. Charity might consider herself socially awkward, but I love how she develops and grows in this book.

I received an ARC from the publisher. My views are my own.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

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