The Heirloom Garden

  • Type: Books
  • By: Viola Shipman
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Katie S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781525804649
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Hope and healing come in unexpected places

This book is an amazing read. It takes place in Grand Haven, Michigan. Each chapter is named after a flower, and the past and present are beautifully intertwined. It is about a reclusive older woman named Iris who has been scarred deeply by the loss of loved ones and by life and has retreated behind the high walls of her garden. And it is about a young family with a husband (Cory) who has returned from war to battle PTSD, a wife (Abby) who is a chemical engineer, and an exuberant, full of life daughter (Lily). Iris and the young family become neighbors and that changes things.