Great read of love, loss and family. Not the genre I would normally read, but it surprised me!!
In San Francisco, single mother Savannah Dawson is a successful advertising executive. Her teenage daughter Emma is going through angst and rebellion that leaves Savannah weary and wondering what happened to her sweet little girl. Savannah also enjoys reading Tarot Cards until she makes a bad selection. Not long after, Savannah receives a letter from her estranged mother Maggie informing her that her father is dying.
For the first time in six years, Savannah accompanied by Emma return to Arizona to visit her dad Doug. At her parents' Prescott home, she meets Jake Grey, who is building a special bench in Doug's garden. As she struggles with her nasty daughter, her mean-spirited mother, and her cancer-wracked father, Savannah finds solace with Jake. However, Jake has secrets that make a lasting relationship seem unlikely.
THE WISHING GARDEN is a fantastic relationship drama. The story line is loaded with poignancy as the readers see inside the soul of several charcaters. None of the cast is perfect or totally villainous though at first glance the audience might categorize Maggie as such. A great read!
Very enjoyable book. The characters are so interesting and Yorke does a great job of bring their very different personalities together.
I love the character development in this book. Several heart warming relationships. A nice easy read.
Savannah Dawson makes her living at an advertising agency, creating commercials that link milk consumption to true love. But when it comes to tarot cards, she isn't making things up. And she has never picked a bad card - until the Three of Swords appears in her own fortune one night, promising sorrow - and a letter from her estranged mother reveals that her father is dying.
With her rebellious teenage daughter in tow, Savannah goes to Arizona expect the worst. And her fears are confirmed. Her mother is as distant as ever, her father will never recover, and the secretive wood carver helping her father build his final wish is stirring up feelings she has no use for. But hope still has a fighting chance in the town of Prescott. As the summer air grow heavy with scents from her father's lush garden, Savannah will discover a whole new magic...the kind that grows - quite literally - on trees.