The Garden by the Sea

 

The Garden by the Sea

BOOK ∙ 2022

Amanda James

‘What a wonderful escape to perfect Cornwall…truly magical! More please!’ Faith Hogan #1 eBook bestseller

A heartwarming novel of new beginnings, love and finding your community when you need them the most…

A precious heirloom passed down from mother to daughter…

Lowena Rowe’s beloved mum always claimed her family seed box was special. Said to contain soil from Tintagel, the mysterious seat of the legendary King Arthur, whomever made a wish upon the box would have ‘a beautiful garden, bountiful crops and love of their fellow man’. Lowena isn’t inclined to believe the myth but can’t part with the box, knowing how much it meant to her mum.

Starting over with a new home and a new job in the Cornish village of St Merryn, Lowena can’t help feeling lost and alone… but she isn’t the only one. Now, as a community of misfits finds solace and friendship in the shade of her growing garden, she realises there might have been truth to the mythical box after all, and she may just be growing the life and love she’s always wanted…

Readers are loving The Garden by the Sea:

‘What a lovely book! Makes you feel all warm inside & that the world is actually a good place!’ Christine

‘A magical read, one of my favourite reads of the year… Cosy yet exciting’ Angela

‘A heartwarming story of new beginnings and community spirit’ Meena

‘A beautiful, feel good story full of characters you'll love and more happy endings than you can shake a stick at’ Anne

‘What a beautiful read…Great writing and fantastic characters’ Barbara

‘A heartwarming and thoroughly engrossing read…this book is a real gem’ Lois

‘Amanda has such a way with words… so descriptive you could really imagine yourself there – especially sitting on the bench watching the sea’ Carol

‘Lovely story set in Cornwall with a hint of magic’ Joanne

‘A truly special story’ Mary

‘I have only recently discovered this author and am so pleased that I have as I love that Amanda James writes books from the heart about real people and real issues’ Helen

Reviews

‘A delightfully romantic, heartwarming and humorous tale … cosy, poignant and uplifting all at the same time’ Linda Huber 

‘Characters so delightful they'll stay with you a very long time’ Lynda Stacey

‘I adored this feel-good read which definitely has the magic touch!’ Debbie Viggiano

‘A deliciously absorbing tale, with a good sprinkling of magic and well-drawn characters you can’t help but care about’ Kelly Florentia

About the author

Amanda James has written since she was a child and even asked her parents for a typewriter for Christmas. She never imagined her words would ever be published. In 2010 the dream of becoming a writer came true when she had her first short story published.

Originally from Sheffield, Amanda now lives in Cornwall and is inspired every day by the wild and beautiful coastline. She can usually be found playing on the beach with her family, or walking the cliff paths planning her next book.

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