The Chocolate Garden
The Dare River Series
International Bestselling Author Ava Miles shares a heartwarming and emotional novel about overcoming the past, trusting in second chances, and finding new beginnings in life and love.
Chosen by Bookbub as one of the 20 Most Romantic Books of All-Time.
Visionary gardener Tammy Hollins is making a new life for herself and her children after an abusive marriage. Plants she understands, but men…well, they’re of the weed variety. She’s started her own landscaping business, catering to her country music rock star brother’s friends. Her first client is sexy, soulful, boy-next-door material, and the one man who tantalizes her and scares her to death.
John Parker McGuiness is a man of many talents, working as a songwriter and lawyer for country music’s biggest stars. He’s drawn to Tammy like no other and hires her as his landscaper, wanting to show her they’re made for each other. When Tammy learns he’s a professed chocoholic, she fashions a magical garden for him—a chocolate garden.
As the garden comes to life, their love for each other grows. When tragedy strikes Tammy’s home, John Parker is willing to move mountains to protect her and her children. Tammy struggles to guard her newfound independence as they use the magic of the chocolate garden to help her children feel safe again. But when secrets from Tammy’s past resurface, can their love and passion survive the memories haunting her?
There’s more waiting for you in Dare River…
Ava Miles welcomes you to her bestselling small-town family series featuring bad boys, reluctant heroes, and boys-next-door. Find love, uncover family secrets, heal betrayals, and discover there’s nothing more powerful than happily ever. Treat yourself to the complete series:
A down-on-her-luck cook uses food’s magical properties to tame a beastly country singer after he hires her under false pretenses to restore his image.
THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN
An inventive gardener creates a magical chocolate garden for a sexy songwriter only to be swept away by the magic of their love.
FIREFLIES AND MAGNOLIAS
A steel magnolia turned crusading law student must face a haunting family secret while falling in love with a cynical country music manager who’s lost his faith in magic.
THE PROMISE OF RAINBOWS
A military vet overcomes the shadows of his past with the help of country music and a woman he’s hired to remake his new home.
THE FOUNTAIN OF INFINITE WISHES
A determined businesswoman searches for her long-lost father while helping a tough private investigator believe in wishes again.
THE PATCHWORK QUILT OF HAPPINESS
A sassy quilter invites a long-lost family member to her quilting class only to fall for the sexy single dad next door.
THE COUNTRY HEAVEN COOKBOOK
THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN (children’s book)
*** Rye Crenshaw and his Dare River friends also show up in Ava’s bestselling Dare Valley series starting with the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, and it’s chock full of small town family charm, friendship, mystery, and happily ever after, of course. Millions love it. Discover why today.
Good read. Love the concept of finding your inner strength
The Chocolate Garden
I was disappointed with this book. The others I read, I enjoyed. Tammy was just annoying. Really didn’t like the ending.
The chocolate garden
Good fast chick lit read.