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The Forgotten Garden

Warm, romantic, enchanting - the new novel from the author of The Lighthouse Bookshop

About The Book

Pre-order the brand new Sharon Gosling novel, The Lost Orchard, coming Autumn 2024.

A novel of second chances and blossoming communities from the author of The Lighthouse Bookshop.

Budding landscape architect Luisa MacGregor is stuck in a rut - she hates her boss, she lives with her sister, and she is still mourning the loss of her husband many years ago. So when she is given the opportunity to take on a parcel of land in a deprived area, she sees the chance to build a garden that can make the area bloom.

Arriving in the rundown seaside town of Collaton on the north-west coast of Cumbria, she realises that her work is going to be cut out for her. But, along with Cas, a local PE teacher, and Harper, a teen whose life has taken a wrong turn, she is determined to get the garden up and running.

So when the community comes together and the garden starts to grow, she feels her luck might have changed. Can she grow good things on this rocky ground? And might love blossom along the way…?


Praise for The Forgotten Garden:

'A heartwarming novel proving that teamwork really does make the dream work.' Woman's Weekly

‘A positive, heartwarming story . . . Warmly told, romantic, and packed with suspense and surprises . . . This is a colourful page turner with a satisfying conclusion. A great Summer read. I look forward to reading the next book by this talented writer.’ SixtyPlusSurfers

Praise for Sharon Gosling's first novel, The House Beneath the Cliffs:

‘A wonderfully wise and beautifully written story about finding the courage to start over … I loved it!’ Isabelle Broom

'A compelling read with a dramatic sense of place and a caring community at its heart' Heidi Swain, author of A Taste of Home

About The Author

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Sharon started her career as an entertainment journalist, writing non-fiction books about film and television. She is also the author of multiple children’s books. Sharon and her husband live in a small village in northern Cumbria. She can be found on Twitter @sharongosling.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (April 27, 2023)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398519176

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Raves and Reviews

Praise for Sharon Gosling's first novel, The House Beneath the Cliffs:

‘A wonderfully wise and beautifully written story about finding the courage to start over … I loved it!’ Isabelle Broom

'A compelling read with a dramatic sense of place and a caring community at its heart' Heidi Swain, author of A Taste of Home

‘A gorgeously remote and romantic great escape, brimming with foodie passion, friendship and heart’ Laura Kemp, author of A Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness

'A magical story set in Scotland...An inspiring book of second chances' Woman's Own

'A story to make you long to visit our glorious coastlines' Prima

'With a romance that gently simmers, a plot that flows as fast as the North Sea tides, and some gentle reminders of the need to protect our oceans, The House Beneath the Cliffs provides the perfect holiday getaway' Lancashire Post

'Thrilling & romantic' The People's Friend

‘An inspiring book of second chances' Woman

'Packed full of warmth' Cumbria Life



Praise for The Lighthouse Bookshop:

‘An atmospheric and enchanting read’ Heat

‘A warm romantic mystery, beautifully structured and feelingly written’ Daily Mail

A heartwarming, captivating story that is just gorgeous and that I couldn’t have loved more’ My Weekly

‘A beautiful and heartwarming new story of secret passions, tragedy and a long-ago romance’ Lancashire Post

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