Publisher Description

A heart prepared to die that has never lived or loved…

Born with fragile health, Dawn Uxbridge has lived a sheltered existence. Her lonely days are filled by drawing fanciful landscapes and nurturing plants. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself alone and penniless with only one talent – a green thumb.

Jasper, the Earl of Seton, is in need of a gardener to reclaim his derelict estate in the remote west of England. He expected a robust commoner, not a fragile young woman. With the next train a week away, Dawn has one chance to change the earl’s mind and earn her place.

But all is not as it seems at the ancestral manor. The estate is full of secrets, ravens cluster on the parapets, and a ghostly young woman cries out at night. This garden conceals a rotten heart, and it plans to squeeze the last beat from Dawn’s…

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
15 February
Ribbonwood Press
Ribbonwood Press

Customer Reviews

Kernsy95 ,

It was interesting

It was an interesting read with a rich mythology. There was also only one loose-end left at the end that wasn’t directly connected to the main plot, but that might be answered in later books so I guess its more just an enticing mystery to keep you reading. And then there was the “paper weight” thing that I believe has more to do with the wider secondary plot but I’m not sure if other’s would catch that.

I would have rated this book higher but I found I didn’t particularly like the mostly passive route the character’s took and the mood was often very, if not too, sombre and had little humour. But that I believe is a ME thing as I possess a very morbid sense of humour and often times in tense or melancholy situation find myself wanting to laugh or crack a joke. It was an overall good book that wrapped everything up as nicely as it could given the unresolved secondary plot that will no doubt be the centre of the next book, if not next few books.

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