He thought that, if he were especially careful with it, if he nurtured it and didn’t wear it out, that moment might see him through decades of loneliness. Does a love with such an age-difference have a chance in real life? Thank you, Macky my dear friend, for being so persistent to recommend this wonderful gem to me over and over again. The beginning was a bit bumpy with its fairy-taleish “once upon a time, there was a man Though steeply priced, […]. Thank you, Ms Bozza, for writing this story. But away from the book and its beautiful prose, do I believe that Tom would really have fallen for Hilary?
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And I was left just a little uncertain what Hilary was doing there at the end. As is his garden, a garden that I can see in front of me as I write these words now. Oh, but it is truly beautiful.
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However, the big twist here is that the younger man has possibly had more hookups than apotheecarys older man who is very much a product of the times, having come out in an era where homosexuality was against the law.
They’ve met, talked, hold hands, watched TV, drunk tea, a lot of tea, they fallen in love, they had sex. View all 40 comments. And of course all the characters who could have stepped out of gardej pages of a Midsomer Murders script.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Apothecrays in stock and with new labels. Those gardrn don’t exist in this book At one stage, the younger protagonist proclaims: The Apothecary Garden is also a beautiful and lovely story! But somehow this book called to me, so with the outlook of meeting the author next week in Manchester I gave it a try and I’m so glad I did gardden The author is a gifted writer and a wonderful storyteller, she is a whiz at weaving magical stories.
It never once entered my mind that this was a substitute father relationship, its love, plain and simple. Yes, it is a relationship that you do not encounter everyday. I haven’t read any May-December romances before and if anyone has any recommendations, please pass them my way!
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So I’m just trying to keep it short and focuses on my feeling. I love watching them make tea, and handle fine china. One of the best things ever!
And Hilary was just the same, making me cry like a baby and smile like a loon. Marple and Poirot solving cold case murders. It is genteel and warm and very pleasant.
The Apothecary’s Garden by Julie Bozza
I bought the paperback of this book and took it with me to all my appointments and read it while I was waiting, which took a bit, but honestly, this book deserves the slow approach.
Yes, this is another addition to my comfort-read-shelf.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And here is the dilemma. But even after decades of solitude and placid existence, he couldn’t help but being awaken and stirred to life after meeting young Tom.
Recipes, plant Alchemy and our Relationship with Nature. View all 14 comments. Thank you, Ms Bozza, for writing this story. And it’s never late to bring the walls down, clear the debris out and touch the heart underneath. Lists with This Book. A beautifully written novel with a romantic topic plotmore than a steamy sexy contemporary romance. A journal about Herbs, plants and processes. In a book that partly deals with the gardn age discrimination in loveand where that old, “step out from the closet” fear of the past still is strong—and which also takes place in a picturesque British Midsomer like.
This is another quiet-yet-riveting story from Julie Bozza.