Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781429938464
Available:
Release: 2010-02-02
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Can a woman ever really know herself if she doesn't know her mother? From the author of the smash-hit bestseller Firefly Lane and True Colors comes Kristin Hannah's powerful, heartbreaking novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between the present and the past Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. Alternating between the past and present, Meredith and Nina will finally hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother's life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible and terrifying that it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are.

True Colors

True Colors
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781429991216
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Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

True Colors is New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah's most provocative, compelling, and heart-wrenching story yet. With the luminous writing and unforgettable characters that are her trademarks, she tells the story of three sisters whose once-solid world is broken apart by jealousy, betrayal, and the kind of passion that rarely comes along. The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother's death, the girls banded together, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community. Winona, the oldest, needs her father's approval most of all. An overweight bookworm who never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that has been in her family for three generations, she knows that she doesn't have the qualities her father values. But as the best lawyer in town, she's determined to someday find a way to prove her worth to him. Aurora, the middle sister, is the family peacemaker. She brokers every dispute and tries to keep them all happy, even as she hides her own secret pain. Vivi Ann is the undisputed star of the family. A stunningly beautiful dreamer with a heart as big as the ocean in front of her house, she is adored by all who know her. Everything comes easily for Vivi Ann, until a stranger comes to town. . . . In a matter of moments, everything will change. The Grey sisters will be pitted against one another in ways that none could have imagined. Loyalties will be tested and secrets revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both their family and their beloved town. With breathtaking pace and penetrating emotional insight, True Colors is an unforgettable novel about sisters, rivalry, forgiveness, redemption---and ultimately, what it means to be a family.

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden
Author: Heidi Swain
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781471185731
Available:
Release: 2020-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

***The sparkling new Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Heidi Swain!*** Freya Fuller is estranged from her parents and has been following her childhood dream of becoming a gardener ever since. When an opportunity to design a winter garden opens up at a Victorian property in Nightingale Square, Freya jumps at the chance to make a fresh start. But while the majority of the residents are welcoming, local artist Finn seems determined to shut her out, and when Freya's family make a surprise appearance, it seems that her new life is about to come crashing down . . . The Winter Garden is the perfect read this Christmas, promising snowfall, warm fires and breath-taking seasonal romance. Perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Cathy Bramley and Sarah Morgan. Praise for HEIDI SWAIN: 'The queen of feel-good' Woman & Home 'Full of Heidi’s trademark gentle charm. Lock the door, pour some mulled wine and settle into this wonderful Christmas treat!' Milly Johnson 'More Christmassy than a week in Lapland - we loved it!' heat 'Sprinkled with Christmas sparkle' Trisha Ashley 'Give yourself a Christmas treat and curl up with this magical book!' Sue Moorcroft, author of The Little Village Christmas 'A real Christmas cracker of a read!' Penny Parkes, author of Practice Makes Perfect 'Cosy, Christmassy and deeply satisfying! Another wonderful read!' Mandy Baggot, author of One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill

The Winter Garden Mystery

The Winter Garden Mystery
Author: Carola Dunn
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781466820623
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Release: 1995-03-15
Editor: Minotaur Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In England, 1923, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple has made a decision that, while shocking to her class, is in perfect keeping with the spirit of the times. Rather than live with relatives until she marries, she has undertaken to earn her own living with her writing. Her series of articles on country manor houses has proven popular with the readers of Town and Country and in February she travels to Occles Hall to research her latest piece. What she finds there is a household under the thumb of the ill-tempered and demanding Lady Valeria. The discovery of the body of a pregnant maid buried in the winter garden does nothing to improve Lady Valeria's mood. When the local constabulary arrests the Welsh under-gardener who had been involved with the maid for the murder, Daisy is sure of his innocence and suspects that the whole affair is consciously being swept under the carpet. Wary of the air of secrecy that permeates Occles hall and determined to prove the innocence of the young Welshman, Daisy convinces Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard to investigate the murder--a murder that is more complex and horrifying than either could have imagined.

Night Road

Night Road
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781429965026
Available:
Release: 2011-03-22
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review) Life comes down to a series of choices. To hold on... To let go...to forget...to forgive... Which road will you take? For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Jude does everything to keep her kids out of harm's way. But senior year of high school tests them all. It's a dangerous, explosive season of drinking, driving, parties, and kids who want to let loose. And then on a hot summer's night, one bad decision is made. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget...or the courage to forgive. Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love. "You cannot read Night Road and not be affected by the story and the characters. The total impact of the book will stay with you for days to come after it is finished." —The Huffington Post

Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Author: Adele Ashworth
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062136404
Available:
Release: 2012-05-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Exquisitely written and brimming with emotion.” —Julia Quinn “Adele Ashworth is certain to become one of romance’s most beloved writers.” —Lisa Kleypas Adele Ashworth’s Winter Garden is a stunning historical romance classic reborn. The story of a beautiful French woman, a spy for the British government, partnered with a breathtaking, intensely passionate man of mystery on perilous assignment in the south of England, Winter Garden is an early gem from RITA® Award winner Ashworth. A wonderfully creative love story filled with unforgettable characters and brimming with palpable sexual tension, Winter Garden is the romantic destination where true romance lovers—especially Ashworth’s many fans and admirers of the novels of Cathy Maxwell, Christina Dodd, and Lisa Kleypas—are going to want to spend quality time.

The Kristin Hannah Collection Volume 2

The Kristin Hannah Collection  Volume 2
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 1232
ISBN: 9781466883031
Available:
Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE KRISTIN HANNAH COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 is sure to delight the beloved, blockbuster bestselling author's legions of fans. Includes: WINTER GARDEN Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and traveled the world to become a famous photojournalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, Meredith and Nina find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. As children, the only connection between them was the Russian fairy tale Anya sometimes told the girls at night. On his deathbed, their father extracts a promise from the women in his life: the fairy tale will be told one last time—and all the way to the end. Thus begins an unexpected journey into the truth of Anya's life in war-torn Leningrad, more than five decades ago. NIGHT ROAD For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable. Then one hot summer's night one decision will change the course of all their lives. HOME FRONT Like many couples, Michael and Jolene Zarkades have to face the pressures of everyday life—children, careers, bills, chores—even as their twelve-year marriage is falling apart. Then an unexpected deployment sends Jolene deep into harm's way and leaves defense attorney Michael at home, unaccustomed to being a single parent to their two girls.

Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Author: Beryl Bainbridge
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781504039932
Available:
Release: 2016-11-01
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A satirical thriller about a British adulterer in Russia from the award-winning author of The Bottle Factory Outing. Middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road lawyer Douglas Ashburner has never been much of a womanizer. So when he tells his wife he’s going on a fishing holiday, she takes his word for it. But instead of leaving London for Scotland, he departs from Heathrow to Moscow. Douglas is tagging along with his mistress, a sculptor named Nina St. Clair, on a tour of Russia arranged by the Soviet Artists’ Union. Accompanying them on the trip are two other artists: the impudent Bernard Douglas and the irritable Enid Dwyer. Once in Moscow, Ashburner starts to wish he really had gone fishing. He promptly loses his luggage, the food is terrible, the art is horrific, and their tour guide is downright militant. But when Nina slips out to a last-minute lunch appointment and never returns, things go from bad to disastrous. Motives are unclear. Identities are mistaken. And as the group travels from the capital to Lenigrad to Tblisi, confusion, contradictions, and even hallucinations abound. Ripe with the scathing wit, eccentric characters, and richly morbid atmosphere that have earned award-winning author Beryl Bainbridge both a cult following and mainstream praise, Winter Garden is a psychological thriller that turns an ironic lens on the social mores of modern life.

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden
Author: Jane Thynne
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781849839907
Available:
Release: 2014-02-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Berlin, 1937. The city radiates glamour and ambition. But danger lurks in every shadow… Anna Hansen, a bride-to-be, is a pupil at one of Hitler's notorious Nazi Bride Schools, where young women are schooled on the art of being an SS officer's wife. Then, one night, she is brutally murdered and left in the gardens of the school. Her death will be hushed up and her life forgotten. Clara Vine is an actress at Berlin's famous Ufa studios by day and an undercover British Intelligence agent by night. She knew Anna and is disturbed by news of her death. She cannot understand why someone would want to cover it up, but she soon discovers that Anna's murder is linked to a far more ominous secret. With the newly abdicated Edward VIII and his wife Wallis set to arrive in Berlin, and the Mitford sisters dazzling on the social scene, Clara must work in the darkness to find the truth and send it back to London. It is a dangerous path she treads, and it will take everything she has to survive… The Winter Garden is published as Woman in the Shadows in the US.

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden
Author: Rita Buchanan
Pages: 121
ISBN: 0395827507
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Release: 1997
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses how to use evergreens, twigs and bark, grasses, winter fruit and berries, and early blooming flowers to add color to a garden year-round

Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Author: Pablo Neruda
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781556591679
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Copper Canyon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Facing death from cancer, Neruda speaks to the genuine loves that nourished his life.

Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Author: Beryl Bainbridge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780748125296
Available:
Release: 2010-08-26
Editor: Abacus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Quiet and reliable, Douglas Ashburner has never been much of a womaniser. So when he begins an extra-marital affair with Nina, a bossy, temperamental artist with a penchant for risky sex, he finds adultery a terrible strain. He tells his wife that he needs a rest, so she happily packs him off for a fishing holiday in the Highlands. Only, unknown to her, Douglas is actually flying off to Moscow with Nina, as a guest of the Soviet Artists' Union. It is then that things begin to get very complicated indeed...

The Winter Garden

The Winter Garden
Author: Alexandra Bell
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781473582644
Available:
Release: 2021-09-02
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

_____________________ Welcome to the Winter Garden. Open only at 13 o'clock. You are invited to enter an unusual competition. I am looking for the most magical, spectacular, remarkable pleasure garden this world has to offer. On the night her mother dies, 8-year-old Beatrice receives an invitation to the mysterious Winter Garden. A place of wonder and magic, filled with all manner of strange and spectacular flora and fauna, the garden is her solace every night for seven days. But when the garden disappears, and no one believes her story, Beatrice is left to wonder if it were truly real. Eighteen years later, on the eve of her wedding to a man her late father approved of but she does not love, Beatrice makes the decision to throw off the expectations of Victorian English society and search for the garden. But when both she and her closest friend, Rosa, receive invitations to compete to create spectacular pleasure gardens - with the prize being one wish from the last of the Winter Garden's magic - she realises she may be closer to finding it than she ever imagined. Now all she has to do is win.

My Winter Garden

My Winter Garden
Author: Maurice Thompson
Pages: 302
ISBN: UOM:39015064465555
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Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Winter Garden

A Winter Garden
Author: David A. Ross
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781452403915
Available:
Release: 2009-11-18
Editor: Open Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With his longtime Greek friend Modestos Thromos at his side, Doran plants a winter garden; and as he patiently tills the Grecian soil, he reclaims his integrity, his sense of joy, and his humanity.

Katherine s Winter Garden

Katherine s Winter Garden
Author: Lois Bardsley-Sirois
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781452562698
Available:
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Balboa Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Katherine Murphy is a young girl living in New England in 1885. Most of the burden of the farm is on her shoulders, now that her mom has fallen ill. A wonderful herb grows in the garden that helps Katherine s mom s ailment. Late fall is upon them, and the garden is dying. Katherine must find a way to keep this herb alive. Will her encounter with a large pine and mysterious lights hold the key to a cure for her mother?

Planning and Preparing Your Winter Garden

Planning and Preparing Your Winter Garden
Author: Martha Stone
Pages: 60
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2014-09-11
Editor: Martha Stone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Planning and Preparing Your Winter Garden is a descriptive book that provides a basic introduction to winter gardening. Whether you plan on building up a flower garden (front lawn) or intend developing a winter vegetable garden, this book is certainly going to help you in all cases. There is a lot that needs to be done where you garden is concerned – for instance, one has to prepare the soil, build up a workable landscape, plant the seeds or seedlings and then nurture them till they are grown for harvesting or for blossoming multi-colored flowers. So, get your copy of Planning and Preparing Your Winter Garden now!

The Garden in Winter

The Garden in Winter
Author: Rosemary Verey
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0711205078
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This guide to creating a garden that looks and feels good even in the darkestepths of winter includes chapters on design and colour, along with worklans and a plant catalogue. It reveals the secrets of the successful winterarden, the use of space and an understanding of the patterns created byaths and walls, and the silhouettes of trunks and twisted branches.;The bookemonstrates how to create an elegant framework, and how to plan and plantor effect in this often-neglected season. A selective catalogue portraysore than 200 plants, notable for their winter flowers, berries, floiage orark.;Rosemary Verey has created a garden at Barnsley House inloucestershire and is the author of "The Scented Garden", "Classic Gardenesign", "The American Woman's Garden" and "The New Englishwoman's Garden".

Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Author: Kristin Hannah
Pages: 410
ISBN: 1447265378
Available:
Release: 2014-11
Editor: Pan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sometimes when you open the door to your mother's past, you find your own future . . .Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life.It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before - a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are.Every once in a while a writer comes along who navigates the complex and layered landscape of the human heart. For this generation, it's Kristin Hannah. Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.

The Green house as a Winter Garden

The Green house as a Winter Garden
Author: F. E. Field
Pages: 92
ISBN: WISC:89038494845
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Release: 1870
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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