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The Illegal Gardener by Sara Alexi

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The Illegal Gardener (The Greek Village Series)

What a thoroughly beautiful, tender book, that transcends the filth that is topping the book lists at the moment.  Set in a small Grecian village, we meet Aaman an Illegal immigrant who is hiding,starving and looking for work.  He succeeds in finding it in the garden of Juliet, an Englishwoman, creating a  life for herself  in a new land and language.

The cultural differences are spelt out so clearly when she forgets to  give her workmers food and water, but she learns quickly. Then the  gently growing friendship builds as each act as a sort of catalyst to look at their pasts and forgive and move on.

Aaman is far more than just an ‘illegal’ he has dignity and pride, something our present culture does not necessarily admit.  This is also a love story with dignity and joy and compassion.  It has enough narrative tension and drama that you are carried with them to the end, while being, as I read, it a gentle  tale.

I would never have thought that I could read an entire novel in the present, but this works so well, its doesn’t jar and gives such an immediacy, that you are really pulled into the outlooks of both characters.

Dear reader, you will have to read it to find their story out!  Lovely!

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3 thoughts on “The Illegal Gardener by Sara Alexi

  1. Dear Anna,

    Thank you for your kind review the next in the series will be out in Oct if not before.

    I will keep you informed.

    Warmest wishes
    Sara Alexi

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