I absolutely enjoyed this month’s Once Upon a Book Club Box book In the Light of the Garden by Heather Burch.
This story comes to life through her beautiful writing with great detail, depth, and compassion. The main character, Charity, and her relationship with her grandparents is so heart warming. It truly brings a sense of warmth and innocence is one’s childhood. The story involves a magical tree, a wonderful neighbor Dalton, a runaway Daisy, and her Uncle Harold, and her estranged Mother, Ellen. The emotions this story brings is magical and descriptive, you’ll start looking for a weeping willow. As the story evolves, you can almost relate to Charity’s awkwardness, love, and forgiveness. Her passion for welcoming people into her home and life was powerful and commendable. Heather Burch shows us family isn’t always biological, but family should always take first place in our lives. If you have imagination and want a little pixie magic, this book is a must read. I think about this book even when I’m not reading it.
In the Light of the Garden: 5 stars Once Upon a Book Club Box Surprises: 5 stars
The surprises were great and complimented the book well (spoiler below). Enjoy!!