LOVE IN BLOOM
A sweet tale of unexpected friendships blossoming in a community garden, this well-written story will have readers sympathizing with the characters' plights -- and itching to get their fingers digging in the dirt!
Friendships blossom when a varied group of women takes plots in a community garden. Hope Walker, owner of the town's flower shop, is trying to keep herself distracted from her lack of a love life after a battle with breast cancer. Millie Baldwin moved to town to help out with her grandkids after her daughter's divorce. Since they don't need her as much as she thought they would, she thinks the garden will be a good way to pass the time. And Amber Howell decides to try growing her family's vegetables as a way of saving money after her husband loses his job. (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 336 pp., $13.95)