The Secrets of Ivy Garden by Catherine Ferguson. Published by Avon UK

Sometimes life seems throws so many terrible things at you, it seems impossible to go on. Holly has recently separated from her boyfriend when her beloved grandmother, Ivy, dies. Holly has no time to wallow in grief, she’s in charge of sorting out her grandmother’s estate. As she goes about sorting through the pieces of her grandmother’s life, Holly learns things about her grandmother she never expected. Having to sort through the belongings of a loved one after they have died is one of the hardest things, most poignant things we have to do. This book reminded me of the terrible time after my dad died and my sister and I had to sort through his things. It was heartbreakingly sad, sometimes funny and so poignant. We discovered he’d kept every card we had ever given him in an old suitcase at the back of his closet. Ferguson’s book captures those feelings, sadness, hope and the knowledge that love never really dies

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