50 in 2012: Book Thirty Two

The Garden of Happy EndingsThe Garden of Happy Endings by Barbara O’Neal

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A story that explores the different ways people react in crisis and how one faces a major life crossroad. How does one decide which way to go next?

Reverend Elsa Montgomery has just come face to face with unimaginable tragedy and finds herself facing her own crisis of faith. She returns home to seek comfort and guidance from her sister, Tamsin, who finds herself experiencing a rather public crisis. Coming home for Elsa also meant seeing the man who broke her heart, yet still held its fragile remains with him.

Somehow, surrounded by turmoil and hurt, the sisters find answers within a communal garden started to bring hope back to a suffering neighborhood.

I loved Barbara O’Neal’s first novel, but this one just didn’t do it for me…it was a chore to finish. Just a “meh” read for me. Disappointing.


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