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The Unfinished Garden

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
A love story about grief, OCD, and dirt

Tilly Silverberg is rebuilding her life with her young son, Isaac, one potted-up plant at a time. Since her husband's death, gardening has become her livelihood and her salvation. Hiding out in the North Carolina forest, she wants only to be left alone with Isaac and her greenhouse.

New to the area, successful software developer James Nealy needs a garden. On a solitary mission to reclaim his life from irrational obsessions and relentless compulsions, he has a plan: to conquer his greatest fear. Dirt. One glimpse - or two - of Tilly's garden, and he knows she holds the key. But when he asks her to take him on as a client, she refuses.

After a family emergency pulls Tilly and Isaac back to her native England, she's quietly happy, because nothing has changed in her childhood village. Or has it? Her first love is unexpectedly single, her mother is scheming, and her best friend is keeping secrets. Then James appears on her doorstep.

Tenuous at first, but gradually taking root, James and Tilly forge an unlikely bond. As they work together to rescue a garden choked by neglect, they unearth each other's secrets, each other's fears, each other's hopes - and maybe, a shared second chance.

Genre: Romance

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August 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
ISBN: 0-7783-1412-X / 978-0-7783-1412-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: MIRA
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
ISBN: 1-09-405666-9 / 978-1-09-405666-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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October 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Unfinished Garden Lib/E
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
ISBN: 1-09-405665-0 / 978-1-09-405665-4
Publisher: Spoken Realms
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October 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
ISBN: 1-09-405667-7 / 978-1-09-405667-8
Publisher: Spoken Realms and Blackstone Publishing
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
Publisher: Spoken Realms
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
Publisher: Spoken Realms
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Unfinished Garden
Author(s): Barbara Claypole White
Publisher: MIRA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA