HOPE'S GARDEN (4), by Lyn Cote, is a sweet novel, about owning a business in a small town thats just beginning to expand. Cat Simmons has just acquired a new partner, Gage Farrell, whose big city ways irk her somewhat. He has grand ideas such as bidding on a heritage project and buying property, that Cat just cant seem to agree with at first. But as surely as a flower blossoms, so does their relationship, despite one or two crises and Gages affluent parents. The hero and heroine are extremely likeable, as is the setting of this well-written book.