"As a seed awaits the spring sunshine, so one young woman hopes for a brighter tomorrow
Harriet Kirk is certain that becoming the new schoolteacher in Ladreville, Texas, is just what she needs--a chance to put the past behind her and give her younger siblings a brighter tomorrow. What she didn't count on was the presence of handsome former Texas Ranger Lawrence Wood--or the way he affects her fragile heart. But can Harriet and Lawrence ever truly conquer the past in order to find happiness?
Book 3 in the Texas Dreams series, Tomorrow's Garden is a powerful story of overcoming the odds and grabbing hold of happiness."
My Rating: Spring
It is a pleasure to visit the fictional yet inviting town of Ladreville, Texas. The author's creativity combined with historical details make the setting interesting. And there's just enough suspense scattered throughout the plot to keep the reader engaged, along with the comfortable writing style.
The characters are unique but also familiar. Some of the elements of the story brought to my mind the movie version of Love's Unending Legacy--with the town sheriff finding various reasons to pay a visit to the new school teacher and to get to know her family. Their friendship is very cute! I really like the mayor/sheriff's character, Lawrence. He's strong, caring, and very helpful, but also vulnerable. Not to mention charming and handsome!
While the ending is rather abrupt and a bit awkward in my opinion, it's still sweet. The role of the garden and the theme of patience/hope throughout the book is great, and overall Tomorrow's Garden is a lovely story found between a lovely front and back cover!
*With thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.*
“Available April 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”