“Readers who loved Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic and Audrey Niffenegger’s Time Traveler’s Wife, are in for a wonderful treat with Ellen Herrick’s lovely new novel.” (M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author)
“In this captivating read, Herrick weaves a rich tapestry of family lore, dark secrets, and love.” (Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Fifth Petal)
“[...] Sorrel’s rapport with the plants and garden and the powers they possess will resonate with those who enjoy stories of drawing strength from the land. Recommend this to readers of Sarah Addison Allen, Kate Morton, and Vanessa Diffenbaugh.” (Booklist)
“In the spirit of the film Practical Magic, based on the novel by Alice Hoffman, mixed with a mesmerizing gardening book, this enchanted, romantic story will be savored...” (Library Journal)
From the Back Cover
When Sorrel Sparrow is hired to restore the walled Shakespeare Garden at Kirkwood Hall—the ancestral home of Sir Graham Kirkwood and his wife, Stella—she finds desolation and shadows. According to family lore, generations have tried to return the garden to its former glory, but every attempt has failed. Determined, Sorrel vows to save the garden as only a Sparrow Sister can.
But as soon as Sorrel enters the garden, she feels a sense of heartbreak, betrayal . . . and perhaps even a dark enchantment. Intrigued by Kirkwood Hall’s history—and also by the haunting tapestries that tell its story—Sorrel, increasingly drawn to Stella’s enigmatic brother, sets to work. She slowly unravels the ancient garden’s secrets, only to learn that its destiny is irrevocably entwined with her own.