I worked with Allyson a number of years ago and was curious to see what her book was like, however once I started reading I was hooked. It’s a great modern day romantic novel and with the happiness and fulfilment key to the main character, it resonated with how lots of us are feeling currently. A real page turner which I thoroughly enjoyed. -Amazon UK Review
Madeleine Richards should love her life, she has a successful marketing career in the heart of London, the most eligible work colleague, Dominic Eaton, wanting her by his side and the prospect of promotion. But, an unusual gift, left to her by her beloved grandfather, sets her on a different journey.
After being bequeathed an allotment plot, Maddie joins the Queens Garden Allotment group, as a naïve and reluctant beginner. Helped by her new gardening friends, the tarot reading Filo, the new age environmentalist Alice and even the sultry and frustrating Tom, she rediscovers the Maddie she once was and re-evaluates the path her life is taking.
Unearthing her grandfather’s hidden treasure, she uncovers the truth behind her overbearing mother’s expectations and begins to learn how to make her own life decisions. Will she choose the heady heights of her corporate career (competing to win the coveted marketing contract for the new Bittern Quays development) or will the charms of potatoes, carrots and a Harvest charity event steal her heart?
Discover the real woman within – Is it Madeleine or is it Maddie, two names, one person, with two very different futures ahead.