When Joan Louen, a recently widowed horticulturist, returns to the peaceful small town where she married her husband, she hopes to move beyond tragedy and raise her son near happy memories. Determined to start over, she restores a run-down antebellum house and the surrounding acreage, turning it into a thriving garden center. But when she attempts to install a community garden near the local library, she soon discovers that digging about the garden can reveal more than dirt.
The audio version of Community Gardens is scheduled for release in mid-February and will be available on Audible.com. Linda Velwest, the narrator, sounds terrific. Her tone, pitches, and pauses add suspense. She bought life to the book that my writing could not capture. Thank you Linda.
COMMUNITY GARDENS is a début novella that takes a witty and insightful look into friendships and compassion. It is the first book in the Community Gardens Series.
When Joan Louen, owner of Community Gardens, hears that the bees have vanished from Buzz Egan’s hives, she vows to find an answer. But will she be able to save the bees, or is it to late? Will lone kayaker, Cal Readon, find clues in his research on the nearby bayou? Will Mayor Sara Coach, be able to protect other beekeepers from the same fate as Buzz? Or, will they uncover more mysteries along the murky waters of the Moctobi Bayou?
Set along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, When Flowers Weep is an entertaining novella that takes a thought-provoking look at the natural world.
A recently widowed horticulturist returns to a small southern town hoping to recapture the cherished memories of a life she once lived. Determined to move forward, she builds a thriving a garden center. But when she pushes to build a community garden near the library, she soon hits a stone wall, and discovers that digging in a garden can reveal more than dirt.