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Eves Garden ❮Reading❯ ➷ Eves Garden Author Glenda Bailey-Mershon – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Fiction Women's Studies Eve Gates is intent on finding a way to fly away from the small town where her millworker family lives a wary existence and where her best friend meets tragedy Tired of battlin Fiction Women's Studies Eve Gates is intent on finding a way to fly away from the small town where her millworker family lives a wary existence and where her best friend meets tragedy Tired of battling her loving but close mouthed mother Maisie for details about Evangeline the grandmother who died before Eve was born and whose death seems to be the heart of the mystery that swirls around her family Eve heads for New York for Paris for all the places she has conjured through her love of reading only to be called back due to family illnesses Now she must decide whether she will settle back into her old home town or move into the larger world she has always craved If she stays can a romance in a small minded community provide a large enough window on life If she goes will she ever resolve the mystery that her mother and aunts guard so closely The path forward lies through a search for the friend she thought was lost forever and by connecting with the grandmother she never knew.


10 thoughts on “Eves Garden

  1. Story Circle Book Reviews Story Circle Book Reviews says:

    Reading Eve's Garden is akin to taking a journey that crosses continents explores cultures and vacillates back and forth through the years of 1919 to 1973 The beauty in Bailey Mershon's story is the way in which she develops incredibly strong female characters and evokes a strong sense of placeEve Gates wants to escape the small Southern mill town where her family goes about its daily life Eve and her mother Maisie are often at odds Her best friend has encountered an unspeakable tragedy And certain that there is a deep dark mystery that her mother and her aunts are keeping from her about the grandmother she never knew Eve wants to know about her Romani rootsIn time Eve gradually realizes that the strong women in her life are bound by the power of friendship and family even when trying to shield her from prejudice and lossThis exuisite portrait of a group of people who are often misunderstood ostracized andor vilified is filled with elements of mystery romance and history It is a work of art in its own right a work that will linger in your thoughts long after reading the last pageby Lee Ambrosefor Story Circle Book Reviewsreviewing books by for and about women


  2. Sandra Lambert Sandra Lambert says:

    This is a novel rich with emotion and hidden history Generations of women wind around around and through each other in layers of tragedy beauty and reconciliation The language is lush The story is strong and tender Enjoy


  3. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    Beautifully written story of lifelong friendships buried family secrets and strong women who overcome unimaginable hardships prejudices and pain both physical and mental Fabulous book


  4. Amalivia Amalivia says:

    I will write a full review of my observations and deep praise later This is what I shall say now and it has zero bearing on admiring and knowing Glenda Bailey Bershon as a writer inspiration and friend This is one of the best books I've read in at least a decade of voracious reading Lyrical page turning soul deep and the kind of novel that stays with you changes your thinking and leaves you loving the characters and the story and the language and its deep seated and myriad lessons truly For the rest of your life Writing is difficult an instructor once said but the trick is to make it appear as though it is easy Mershon did this brilliantly One is left with nothing but complete devotion and connection to place story characters almost instantly and the deep bond and lessons thoughout roll like a wave you want to ride forever while offering a thoroughly satisfying conclusion Brava brava brava In the lines of Connie May Fowler A mentor Mershon has created a long lasting novel worthy of all the awards in fiction today


  5. Judy M. Judy M. says:

    Started with a smile ended with a smile In between I laughed cried raged and loved What else is there


  6. Amelia Amelia says:

    Good solid fiction Loved the glimpse into the Romani culture I didn't realize it had been a part of the Appalachian region


  7. George A Libonate George A Libonate says:

    Strong Women Strong WritingFirst of all I chose this book because I am acuainted with the author who once gave me writing advice for my memoir Then I was captured by the characters with their wildly divergent backgrounds goals and ways of being Finally Bailey Mershon's language and story that wove its way into my heart


  8. Elizabeth McCulloch Elizabeth McCulloch says:

    This is a complex beautifully written story about a woman's search to understand her family historyigure out family mysteries and secrets Its view into the world of Romani Americans was new to me and consistently fascinating


  9. Darlyn Kuhn Darlyn Kuhn says:

    Glenda Bailey Mershon grew up in the Appalachian South in a family with diverse roots A former bookseller and publisher her publications include sa co ni ge blue smoke poems from the Southern Appalachians; Bird Talk Poems A History of the American Women’s Movement a Study Guide and four volumes as editor of Jane’s Stories’ anthologies by women writers including Bridges and BordersIn Eve’s Garden Eve Gates is intent on finding a way to fly away from the small town where her millworker family lives a wary existence and where her best friend meets tragedy Tired of battling her loving but close mouthed mother Maisie for details about Evangeline the grandmother that Eve never knew and whose death seems to be the heart of the mystery that swirls around her family Eve heads for New York for Paris for all the places she has conjured through her love of reading––only to be called back due to family illnesses Now she must decide whether she will settle back into her old home town or move into the larger world she has always craved If she stays can a delightful romance in a small minded community provide a large enough window on life If she goes will she ever resolve the mystery that her mother and aunts guard so closely The path forward lies through a search for the friend she thought was lost forever and Eve can get there only by connecting with the grandmother she never knew


  10. Nancy Kekst Nancy Kekst says:

    This was only fair I read it because it was the highest rated book on my good reads list but that will teach you to pay attention as it was only rated by 21 people and I'm guessing they were all friends of the author It took a very long time to get into this book it was about 100 pages too long and used to many words The story only got interesting halfway through in the surprises were uite nice at the end It was hard to follow in the beginning I would not recommend it


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