Monday, May 4, 2020

The Heirloom Garden by Viola Shipman


We meet two women generations apart who have lost their husbands.

One has a husband who never came home from WWII, and one has a husband who came home but is lost to PTSD.

Iris loves her flowers and her family, but they are now gone including her daughter.

Abby moves into the house next to Iris, has her husband and her daughter, and a job as an engineer since her husband can no longer work or function. 

We follow the lives of both characters present day and past.

Gardeners will absolutely LOVE this book.

The flower and gardening information is outstanding and described in such detail you can visualize it.

I also enjoyed how flowers were compared to feelings and life events.

Viola Shipman has given us another heartwarming book filled with positive thoughts and virtual hugs.

The writing is beautiful just like the uplifting story line.

THE HEIRLOOM GARDEN has characters that will warm your heart once you get to know them.

The book was a bit difficult to follow for the first ten percent, but once you got going, it was as marvelous as always.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. ENJOY when you read this book.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. This sounds like a lovely summer read. I like the book cover too.

    1. His books are always so lovely.

      Thanks for commenting, Laura.

  3. I loved this book and just got totally immersed in it. It was 5 stars all the way for me!

    1. I loved the connection between Iris and Abby and the tenderness about the whole book.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.

  4. In my library pile - looking forward to it. Cheers