I don’t think it is any secret around here that I love Sophie Green’s books – I’ve raved about them plenty in the past. So naturally I was excited when it was announced that she had a new book coming out again this year, and thrilled when I was invited to be part of a blog/bookstagram tour to celebrate the new release – Weekends with the Sunshine Gardening Society.
Today is release day and I’m sharing a quick peek at the book – that stunning cover and the synopsis below – ahead of my review which
will be here on Monday 31 July you can see here. Then, on 14 August, I’m delighted to be sharing a Q&A with Sophie about this book and her writing process. Make sure you keep an eye out on Instagram too where a great bunch of fellow booklovers will be sharing their thoughts on this fab new novel (spoiler alert – I loved it).
You can add Weekends with the Sunshine Gardening Society to your Goodreads tbr here, and keep up with Sophie Green on her website here. You can also check out my other posts about Sophie Green books here.
Synopsis of Weekends with the Sunshine Gardening Society
Noosa Heads, 1987: Newly divorced Cynthia has returned to her home town from Los Angeles to reconnect with her 19-year-old daughter, who is pregnant and determined not to listen to her mother’s advice. Cynthia’s former best friend, Lorraine, has been stuck mowing lawns as part of a business she shares with her husband – his dream, not hers. When Cynthia convinces Lorraine to join the local Sunshine Gardening Society, they meet young widow Elizabeth, and rootless, heartbroken Kathy.
The four women soon discover the society is much more than an opportunity to chat about flowers. Rather, it offers them the chance to lend a helping hand to people whose lives need a bit of care and attention right along with their gardens.
Between pulling up weeds and planting natives, the women learn from each other that some roots go deep, and others shallow; that seeds can lie dormant for a long time before they spring to life, and that careful tending is the key to lives and friendships that reach their full potential.