This is one of the books that has been lingering on my bookshelf for too long!! Why did I wait?I truly enjoyed this story. The writing was so descriptive, I felt I was along for a walk in the garden.I have read several reviews that include those with a problem concerning the infidelity that is portrayed in this book. Well, my feeling is....it happens. It happens all the time. I felt the author handled this in a manner that gave each of the participants my sympathy and my understanding. A hard thing for me to say! I was surprised by the amount of sympathy I came to feel for the present day couple in particular because I started out really disliking both the husband and the wife. It seems I have been on a 'garden type book' kick lately. This one is going on the top of my list for those anxiously awaiting spring!