The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore: Book Review

Each week we will be reviewing a new book. Here we review The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore, out now in hardback (Hodder & Stoughton, £16.99).

After swapping a hectic city lifestyle for a quieter pace in the countryside, Miranda seeks solace in her garden – and the mysterious Frenchman gardener who appears to help her out.

While her husband, David, is busy at work, Miranda and Jean-Paul’s relationship blossoms and she is forced to choose between her family and her desire.

Santa’s eighth novel is an original study of human nature and is sure to satisfy the romantic in you.

The striking descriptions of plants and wildlife provide an easy escape from the stresses of the day and the development of the characters throughout the book makes for a more emotional climax.

This is a poignant and moving tale that will leave you thinking long after you’ve finished reading.

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