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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Jan 2005
Bethany House

Like a Watered Garden

by Patti Hill

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Like a Watered Garden by first-time novelist Patti Hill is a great story--brilliantly titled and well written. Grief can do one of two things: cause you to reach for God or deny Him. When we meet Mibby Garrett, an everyday woman with a soul we can relate to, it is with curious anticipation to watch which direction she will go. Her next-door neighbor, Louise, is a loving mother hen who is true to her faith, both in word and deed; would that we all could have a Louise in our lives!

The storyline is a unique one, making you wonder what you would do in her place, and the dialog is superb. With lovely descriptions that wrap you into the story, such as, "Windows were opened to the night sounds of crickets and owls to let the cool air slide over us like a lover's first tentative touch," Hill is an author to watch and enjoy. -- Tammy Hornbeck, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Grieving is an Odd Occupation . . .

Garden designer Mibby Garrett can't seem to get her life back on track after losing her husband in a bicycle accident six months ago. Mibby devotes her time to one goal: avoiding "whammies o' grief," those painful reminders of her husband and their former life, especially her sonís baseball games and trips to the grocery store. But when all Ky can find to snack on is blue Kool-Aid and saltines, and the only friend Mibby has left is her black Lab named Blink, she decides something has got to change.

A new garden-design job, an old remodeling project, the puzzling case of dying rosebushes, and the arrival of a mysterious young stranger get Mibby back on course.

Then comes the biggest whammy of all. . .