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Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM By Heather Burch

In the Light of the Garden is a novel about unearthed family secrets, the enchantment of past loves, and the indelible power of forgiveness.Inheriting her grandparents island estate on Florida s Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty one year old Charity Baxter Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity s only sense of a loving home comes from childhoIn the Light of the Garden is a novel about unearthed family secrets, the enchantment of past loves, and the indelible power of forgiveness.Inheriting her grandparents island estate on Florida s Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty one year old Charity Baxter Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity s only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property.Now that Charity has returned, she s full of longing and regret, until she befriends her neighbor Dalton Reynolds, who has come to Gaslamp Island carrying his own heartache As other exiles arrive a great uncle harboring secrets, a teenage runaway Charity begins to reconsider what makes a family When her own estranged mother shows up in crisis, Charity is challenged to search her heart for forgiveness But forgiving herself may require a little magic from the last place she d expect to find it.
  • Title: In the Light of the Garden
  • Author: Heather Burch
  • ISBN: 9781531866242
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Audio CD

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Purple Country Girl (Sandy) Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I received a copy of In the Light of the Garden from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Lake Union Publishing, Netgalley and Heather Burch for the opportunity to read this e-ARC. Following the death of her beloved grandfather, Charity Baxter inherits his mansion, Baxter House, located on Florida’s Gaslamp Island, as well as the majority of his estate. Most of her happiest childhood memories revolve around the island, the house and her grandparents. It’s where she spent man [...]
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Cindy Burnett Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
4.5 starsIn the Light of the Garden is a gem. Heather Burch has written a beautifully crafted tale of forgiveness and redemption that will stay with me for a long while. As the book opens, 31-year-old Charity Baxter has inherited her grandparents’ home on Gaslamp Island in Florida. As a child, her grandparents provided refuge for Charity from her life with her narcissistic single mom; as she grew older and after her grandmother died, she spent less time on Gaslamp Island. Returning to the isla [...]
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Deborah Blanchard Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
Will you come, sit with me We'll tell our troubles 'neath the tree The tears we shed will surely be Water for the Weeping Tree. And in its shade our woes will fall. Pain and suffering, sorrow and all They'll fall like glistening diamond drops. You see, the tree, our pain, it stops.This is a poem from the book that I fell in love with. It is a magical journey to have read this. Heather Burch takes us on an emotional ride that will touch your heart and your soul. It touched mine. You can relate to [...]
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Elizabeth Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
Loved, loved, loved this book!This is one book that I won't soon forget. It is the story of a tree. Yes, believe it or not, the weeping tree is a major character. Charity has always loved her grandparents' home on the Gulf Coast of Florida. She spent most of her summers there because her mother dropped her off so that she could spend the summers elsewhere. Ellen, Charity's mom, is materialistic and has a number of issues with her parents. So, Charity grows up with the love of her grandparents an [...]
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Amy Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
A very beautiful book that I couldn't put down! The story is Captivating and just really grabs a hold of you physically and emotionally! It's very well written with beautiful descriptions and with such ease that you've hardly noticed you've finished the book until you're there! The story is amazing I've not read anything like it before it fills you with a sense of hope and love!!! This is a story that will stick with me my whole life and one that I'll definitely be recommending to my fellow read [...]
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Susan Peterson Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
4.5 stars for this enchanting, heartwarming story about forgiveness, families, and a magical tree. In The Light of the Garden tells the story of Charity, who inherits her grandparents' estate in Florida. As a child, Charity spent her summers there, a magical place for a young girl, a way to escape the rejection and disappointment she lives with every day when she is at home with her mother. Upon returning to Florida, she unearths a history and family secrets that upend her world, but also bring [...]
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Kathleen Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
This just wasn't my cup of tea. I think the Once Upon a Time Book Club subscription is a charming idea and obviously those who run it put a lot of time into it, but I get really annoyed with chick lit books where everyone is supposedly damaged but when we meet them things start magically working out for them. I suppose I should have known that a subscription named "Once Upon a Time" would choose some fairy tale stories and this book is no exception. There's nothing wrong with it if you're lookin [...]
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Rachel (never_too_many_books) Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
Wow. This book really played my heartstrings Love, loss, pain, renewal, hope--it's all here. There's even a dash of magic! (The real world sort. The kind we all hope for.) Such a good book! I definitely recommend it if you have a taste for women's fiction. :)
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Lisa Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
Heather Burch has done it again. In the Light of the Garden is a wonderful story about love and forgiveness, and how family should always come first even if the family isn't biological. The heroine, Charity Baxter, is my favorite Heather Burch character yet. I could relate to her and how being an only child had made her socially awkward. Still, she was full of love and so willing to give it to others even to those not worthy of it. As for the hero, Dallas Reynolds, I wish I could bring a book bo [...]
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Jennifer C Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
A beautiful book about family and forgiveness. I love how Ms. Burch uses Magical realism in this story. The theme of family and forgiveness has, in my opinion, an innate sense of magic all its own and by giving it life within her story she shows how much power they wield.
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Jeannie Autry Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
Beautifully written.every scene is meticulously described until not only can you visualize but you can actually begin to smell the surrounding environment of Gaslight Island and the weeping willow tree. As a child, I found the weeping willow tree beautiful and so peaceful. This story made me want to grow my own weeping willow. Each character is important to the story, unforgettable and endearing, beginning with Charity Baxter, daughter, Ellen her mother, Gramps and Gram, Uncle Harold, Dalton Rey [...]
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Christine Moore Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
" And hope was the light of the world, where no darkness could penetrate." This is the final line from the book and I just love it. It explains the book. This is a book of forgiveness. Of a great love of family and understanding family can be complete strangers turned into family. I loved this book. Charity inherits her Grandfather's house on Gaslamp Island in Florida. She always loved spending the summers there with her grandparents when she was a little girl. On the property is a willow tree t [...]
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Karen Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I received this ARC from netgalley in exchange for a review. Charity Baxter inherits her grandparents estate in Florida. The weeping willow tree in the back yard has calming and healing properties but can Charity forgive herself from the wrongs and guilt she feels? Having a family doesn't necessarily mean blood related.This is a feel good kind of book, no surprises. Fanciful and whimsical, it was an acceptable read.3 stars
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Virginia Dhondt Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I want to cry. Not because the ending is sad, but because it has ended. Heather has a way of writing that just completely envelops you, and makes you feel as if you are inside the story. You feel the joy, the sadness, the despairl of it. You wish to keep going, looking forward into the characters' futures, to see how things work out beyond the borders of the book. As with any good book, the story of Charity, Daisy, Dalton, and the residents of Gaslight Island, is filled with mystery, magic, hear [...]
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Tiki L. Baca Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I loved this book. The main character Charity goes through a journey of dealing with guilt, sadness, happiness, learning to put up boundaries, and discovery of who she is. During this process, she helps others find their way as well. The characters are real and believable. There are characters you love, those you love to hate, and some who hit really close to home. Charity's discovery involves friendships, relationships, family, and just a little bit of magic. There is something for everyone to [...]
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Audra Murray Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
"In the Light of the Garden" is a gorgeous, lyrical journey. Heather Burch creates a cast of characters full of quirks and flaws that draw you in and make you root for them all to have a happy ending. The weeping willow reminds me of the forgiveness and grace we all crave and don't think we deserve. It also asks the question, "What is a family?" A family is not only made up of blood relatives but the people we invite into our lives. Bravo, Heather for another great book!
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Vanessa Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
This book had so much potential! It started off so whimsical and then it was like the author ran out of story and substituted having a lengthy book instead of a good plot.
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Marleen Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I will not say that this was a total disappointment. There's no doubt, Heather Burch's In The Light of The Garden had its moments. For instance, I enjoyed the rare confrontational parts of the story, where Charity finally stood up against her manipulative, selfish mother. But for the remainder, there was simply too much introspection and too much inexplicable so-called magic happening, and, in the end, I wasn't convinced. When it comes to that particular genre of magic realism, I prefer by far, [...]
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Melanie Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
2.4 A Weeping Willow is one of the characters.The beginning of the book is my favorite part. The grandparents receive Charity from her selfish emotional vampire mother. Charity blossoms in the magic of their love. Charity is learning to throw clay. She loves the magic of the island and embraces life.Bam! Charity's grandmother is dead and her grandfather follows.She inherits the house. She inherits all the money in the world. We meet Dalton the typical male with the shattered past. Daisy the typi [...]
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Jen Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
This book was lovely, clean, and refreshingt there were things that bothered me. Thus the 3 star rating. Charity the main character of this story is number 1. She was WAY to perfect! I mean I don't think she did anything wrong ever in this book. It was difficult to relate to her. She takes in an 18yr old girl, and is immediately ready to take her on like a daughter. It was strange. Number 2. Her mother. Exact opposite of Charity, a selfish woman who is one of the antagonists (in a mild sense) in [...]
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Babs Chandrasoma Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
Once again Heather Burch delivers a touching story of forgiveness and complex life struggles. Charity, the main character, struggles through the pain of a unique upbringing with a narcissistic, mother who tries to love her the best she knows how, all be it unhealthy and very conditional. During the summers as a child, Charity was able to seek refuge in the loving arms of her maternal Grandparents on what proves to be magical, Gaslamp Island, FL. Interwoven with complex issues, pain, guilt, and l [...]
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Jennifer Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
In the Light of the Garden is an extremely relatable story. Seeing Charity 'grow' throughout the story was insirping. So many people want to please everyone and that just isn't possible. Watching her learn how to accept others for who they are and more importantly, watching her learn to accept herself was inspiring. Forgiveness is difficult but forgiveness of yourself is near impossible. The way the story is written made me reflect on my own life and relationships. Heather is able to capture the [...]
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D.M. Kilgore Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
An emotional journey. In the Light of the Garden is a fantastically written story that offers readers a deeply moving experience as you lose yourself in the incredible setting (such great visualization) and find yourself completely caught up in Charity's journey. It's a truly touching story that will stick with me for years to come. As an only child, I related to Charity's unique quirks and really appreciated how she grows as her story plays out. I'm being so careful not to say too much and ruin [...]
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Jessica Woods Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
In this really sweet and some time heartbreaking story of grief, Charity Baxter inherits her grandparents' home. With a narcissistic, self absorbed mother, the summers she spent with her grandparents where the only times she felt loved. On her journey of grief and healing, she begins collecting other lost souls, uncovers family secrets, and finds forgiveness. A good read with a hint of magic and the moral that blood does not always mean family. This is a smooth flowing, superbly written sweet re [...]
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Wanda Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I was captivated immediately with Heather Burch's new novel, "In the Light of the Garden". Even by the end of the first page I was so intrigued that I didn't want to lay the book down. And I didn't until I finished it. A story inspired by family, Heather develops the nuances of the characters of this unique family with special insight. Personalities come together only to clash. Resulting in heartache and mistrust butd the but is the amazing part. Heather's characters work through their pain and [...]
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Ileana Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
Heather Burch's In the Light of the Garden combines the magic of fairytales and legends with the reality of family and relationships, making the journey of reading this book a transforming experience. Each character is so uniquely developed and thought out that the reader can relate to the experiences, triumphs, and struggles. Death, tragedy, unforgiveness, and brokenness are overcame by life, trust, forgiveness, and hope. If you're interested in stories that pull you in, may you think about lif [...]
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Angel Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
This story of secrets in families, finding yourself, and revelations was phenomenal. It seemed as though I was on the beach as wave after wave of emotion crashed over me with every turn of the page. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen; there was a new secret or surprise just waiting for me further down the page. This book took me by surprise and is now going into my favorite reads collection, because I look forward to reading it over again in the future.
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Mary Bronson Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I thought this book was AMAZING I really enjoyed reading this. I thought Heather Burch did a great job writing this story. I thought the characters and plot were very well written. Charity was a great main character and I loved reading about her journey from being a quite good girl and daughter to being able to stand up to her mother. I also like how throughout the book we got the points of view from all of the other characters that shaped Charity’s life and who are going through their own str [...]
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Mary Bronson Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
I thought this book was AMAZING I really enjoyed reading this. I thought Heather Burch did a great job writing this story. I thought the characters and plot were very well written. Charity was a great main character and I loved reading about her journey from being a quite good girl and daughter to being able to stand up to her mother. I also like how throughout the book we got the points of view from all of the other characters that shaped Charity’s life and who are going through their own str [...]
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Nadira Nov 17, 2018 - 04:18 AM
#NadirasPointOfReview: In The Light of The Garden by Heather BurchI got this book in my January @onceuponabookclub box. This contemporary fiction relates the story of 31-year old Charity who returns to her childhood home – a grand estate mansion that she has inherited after the death of her grandfather. Raised by a single, narcissistic mother, her fondest memories are of times spent with her Gramps and Granma, which was punctuated with her granma’s death. She blames the weeping willow treeNo [...]
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In the Light of the Garden By Heather Burch In the Light of the Garden is a novel about unearthed family secrets, the enchantment of past loves, and the indelible power of forgiveness.Inheriting her grandparents island estate on Florida s Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty one year old Charity Baxter Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity s only sense of a loving home comes from childhoIn the Light of the Garden is a novel about unearthed family secrets, the enchantment of past loves, and the indelible power of forgiveness.Inheriting her grandparents island estate on Florida s Gulf coast is a special kind of homecoming for thirty one year old Charity Baxter Raised by a narcissistic single mother, Charity s only sense of a loving home comes from childhood summers spent with Gramps and Grandma But piercing her fondest memories is her sharpest grief the death of her beloved grandmother, when Charity stopped believing in the magical healing power of the weeping willow that still casts a shadow on their property.Now that Charity has returned, she s full of longing and regret, until she befriends her neighbor Dalton Reynolds, who has come to Gaslamp Island carrying his own heartache As other exiles arrive a great uncle harboring secrets, a teenage runaway Charity begins to reconsider what makes a family When her own estranged mother shows up in crisis, Charity is challenged to search her heart for forgiveness But forgiving herself may require a little magic from the last place she d expect to find it.

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