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Reviewed by Bernadette Longu for Readers' Favorite
The Walled Garden by Robin Farrar Maass revolves around gardens and the language of flowers, which always has interested people since Victorian times. The characters are so real that the reader will find themselves relating to them, and the story is woven throughout the most beautiful descriptions of gardens and the care taken to maintain them. The characters are a cross-spectrum of young, old, and a villain. The main characters include Lucy Silver, Sir Edmund de Lisle, Sam McKenna, and the villain, Henry Anstey-Carruthers. There are various minor characters that round out a wonderful story that catches the reader’s attention from the first page to the last page.
The Walled Garden starts in 1952 and finishes in the most interesting way in September 2014. The ending catches the reader’s imagination, hoping Lucy and Sam have the happy ending they deserve for all time. The language of flowers is so interesting; the history of flowers, and how from Victorian times to now some meanings have changed. It made me realize that you could send someone flowers and could be insulting them without them knowing because this is an art form that has been forgotten. The author has brought it back to life. This is a must-read for any reader. I really enjoyed it and sat up late for two nights to finish the story. Thank you, Robin Farrar Maass, for a lovely, lovely read.