[[ Reading ]] ➼ The Garden of Small Beginnings Author Abbi Waxman – Vansonphu.com

The Garden of Small Beginnings This book deserves a lot of hype On the surface, it seems like it would be depressing Lilian is a widow with two young daughters She suffered a major breakdown after her husband died and still struggles with it three years later And she s just been laid off Total country song material, right Wrong When she s commissioned to illustrate a gardening guide, she also gets roped into taking a gardening class where she learns about new beginnings.Oh, how I adore this book Adoooore It s without This book deserves a lot of hype On the surface, it seems like it would be depressing Lilian is a widow with two young daughters She suffered a major breakdown after her husband died and still struggles with it three years later And she s just been laid off Total country song material, right Wrong When she s commissioned to illustrate a gardening guide, she also gets roped into taking a gardening class where she learns about new beginnings.Oh, how I adore this book Adoooore It s without a doubt a top read It s one of those books I love every single thing about it, but have a difficult time conveying it.I want to put all the characters in my pocket and kee Lilian Girvan is thirty nine and has been widowed for four years with two young girls She has a strong bond with her unmarried sister Rachel who provided care and support for her children while she was recovering from a breakdown Her life starts trending in a positive direction and she continues her career as an illustrator Lilian struggles with romance while focusing on providing a stable home for her children She has not been open to dating because of her grief over losing her deceased hus Lilian Girvan is thirty nine and has been widowed for four years with two young girls She has a strong bond with her unmarried sister Rachel who provided care and support for her children while she was recovering from a breakdown Her life starts trending in a positive direction and she continues her career as an illustrator Lilian struggles with romance while focusing on providing a stable home for her children She has not been open to dating because of her grief over losing her deceased husband Lilian gets assigned to illustrate a series of books about gardening vegetables Knowing little about the topic, she agrees to attend a six week gardening class where she can also bring her children The garden and her life slowly begin to grow as she forms new relationships while also seeking out new job opportunities The se Not Since Good Grief Has A Book About A Young Widow Been So Poignant, Funny, Original, And Utterly Believable A Compelling Debut Novel About Loss.Give Grief A Chance Lilian Girvan Has Been A Single Mother For Three Years Ever Since Her Husband Died In A Car Accident One Mental Breakdown And Some Random Suicidal Thoughts Later, She S Just Starting To Get The Hang Of This Widow Thing She Can Now Get Her Two Girls To School, Show Up To Work, And Watch TV Like A Pro The Only Problem Is She S Becoming Overwhelmed With Being Underwhelmed At Least Her Textbook Illustrating Job Has Some Perks Like Actually Being Called Upon To Draw Whale Genitalia Oh, And There S That Vegetable Gardening Class Her Boss Signed Her Up For Apparently Being The Chosen Illustrator For A Series Of Boutique Vegetable Guides Means Getting Your Hands Dirty, Literally Wallowing Around In Compost On A Saturday Morning Can T Be Much Worse Than Wallowing Around In Pajamas And Self Pity After Recruiting Her Kids And Insanely Supportive Sister To Join Her, Lilian Shows Up At The Los Angeles Botanical Garden Feeling Out Of Her Element But What She Ll Soon Discover With The Help Of A Patient Instructor And A Quirky Group Of Gardeners Is That Into Every Life A Little Sun Must Shine, Whether You Want It To Or Not Widowhood was thrust upon Lili Girvan in the blink of an eye when husband Dan died in an auto accident Lili lost her grip on life and was hospitalized for several months Rachel, her younger sister, was able to step in and has continued to encourage and help Lili with the challenges of raising Annabel, age seven and Claire, age five Lili still feels lost and misses everything about Dan in An easy, feel good read about overcoming loss, accepting change and the power of community to help us heal I liked the story, the characters were believable in all their messy glory and I loved the humor and the interspersed gardening tips that were ridiculously clever I simply adored this book from the first sentence I honestly can t say I ve ever read a book where I laughed hysterically and cried all on the same page Lovely, insightful writing and an unforgettable story and characters Highly recommend. It isn t often any that I connect so well with the characters of a story that they truly not only seem like friends and family, but that I m so sad when it is over because it means that I will never see them again It is also rare that I stay up late into the night reading because I love the story and characters so much and yet, Abbi Waxman managed to do both of those things for me with her debut novel The Garden of Small Beginnings I was asked to read this and turned it down because it sou It isn t often any that I 4.5 stars.Witty and insightful Wonderful group of characters Two sisters, well two sets of sisters who made me laugh and at times sad A group of people who come together around a gardening project and form a what I think will be lasting friendships Tons of good hints about gardening. I thought this book was ghastly awful Honestly I thought I was going to die if I kept reading..For the little longest time I tried to be good kind.a compassionate reader After awhile I was either rolling my eyes or laughing uncontrollably, thinking how does anyone read this book with a straight face THIS BOOK IS NOT A GOOD FIT FOR ME IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM I turned into the wicked witch from the east.or is it the north WICKED FOR SURE My inner mean voice took on I thought this book was ghastly awful Honestly I thought I was going to die if I kept reading..For the little longest time I tried to be good kind.a compassionate reader After awhile I was either rolling my eyes or laughing uncontrollably, thinking how does anyone re The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman is a 2017 Berkley publication I admit I started reading this book with a certain mindset I was thinking contemporary fiction, maybe some romance, maybe not, with mature adult characters, and I was right about that much, but whatever else I might have been thinking, was totally blown out of the water after reading the first chapter The story deals with some heavy topics, but it was absolutely hysterical I laughed all the way through it, but it w The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman is a 2017 Berkley publication I admit I started reading this book with a certain mindset I was thinking contemporary fiction, maybe some romance, maybe not, with mature adult characters, and I was right about that much, but whatever else I might have been thinking, was totally blown out of the water after reading the first chapter The story deals with some heavy topics, but it was absolutely hysterical I laughed all the way through it, but it was also a moving and bittersweet journey Lilian Girvan is going through the motions of living She has a good job as a textbook illustrator, but it s not all that challenging or fulfilling She s the mother to two little girls, sister of Rachel, a free spirited woman who would do anything for her, and a widow When Lilian s husband, Dan, is killed in a car accident, Lilian nearly died from a broken heart

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