An unexpected inheritance unlocks secrets from the past.
Jack Lancaster. A name Ellen Oakley has never heard before, and yet the old man has left Ellen an English seaside cottage in his will.
With a catastrophic year behind her—a broken engagement, the sudden death of her father, and more recently, lay-offs at work, she being one of the casualties—the only thing standing in Ellen’s way of flying to England to claim her inheritance and make a fresh start, is Lillian Oakley, her mother.
It takes some convincing, but Ellen manages to get her mom to agree to accompany her to England for a time. As the quaint English cottage on the Norfolk shores offers up its ghosts and skeletons in the closet, one woman finds closure, the other a new beginning.
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Life and past mistakes can cause all kinds of problems if those mistakes stay hidden. The old saying, “And the truth will set you free,” is one saying the characters in this book find to be true, yet it takes a lot of pain to finally bring it out and healing to begin. In an English Vintage Garden, is a wonderful portrait of God’s redeeming love and goodness. It’s a story of how He can take the things we think are deep dark bad choices and make them beautiful. It’s also a story of a mother and daughter’s never-ending love for each other. Marion Ueckermann, she has a delightful way of blending words together. This story was beautifully written and flowed smoothly, so smooth that at the end my heart was deeply touched, I know it will stay with me for a long time. One of the most important lessons I came away with is, can I trust God with my pain and mistakes, knowing He will heal them and forgive me? I truly enjoyed this endearing story, and highly recommend you get it. ~ Marylin Furumasu, MF Literary Works
I knew this book was going to be good but WOW I didn’t know it was going to be this good. Just traveling to an English cottage just felt so romantic to begin with and then add in wonderful, charming, ok and gorgeous characters and now you have my attention and then Marion slips in mystery and I am just a goner. Oh one letter had me in tears my husband thought I was nuts. When he realized I was reading he said oh another great book. He knows me by now. This book is beyond amazing it just shot up to one of my all time favorite books ever. I want to go back and read it all over again but slower this time and I mean right now and I just finished it. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. Marion you blew me away with this one. Absolutely amazing. ~ Terry Silva