Item description for Garden of Dreams by Leslie Gould...
Overview The story of loyal friendship, a passion for gardening and art, a love of family, and deep faith in God, "Garden of Dreams" illustrates that faithful readers can go where He leads.
Publishers Description Two Loving Friends. One Powerful Faith. A Life-Threatening Secret.
Raised by a mother who was haunted by worry and fear, Jill vowed to live a different kind of life. As a young woman, she planned out what she wanted—a husband, a large home full of children, the opportunity to paint and grow a beautiful garden, a community of believers, and a best friend—then watched as it all came true in the art-filled town of Ashland, Oregon.
But Jill has a secret that she has kept from those she loves most, including her husband and her best friend, Caye—and she's not the only one with something to hide. Her mother also has not told Jill the whole truth about her father and the disease that claimed his life. Together, these secrets shatter Jill's idyllic world.
Now, driven by uncertainty and questions, compassion and mercy, Jill and Caye face a test of friendship unlike any other—a test that will lead one of them to powerful revelations about faith and love, and the other to the realization that trust in God encompasses all things. Leslie Gould works as a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband Peter and four children.. She is the previous curator of the Swedenburg House Museum in Ashland, Oregon. This is her first novel.
Citations And Professional Reviews Garden of Dreams by Leslie Gould has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 06/09/2003 page 27
Romantic Times - 06/01/2003 page 81
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Jun 17, 2003
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578566363 ISBN13 9781578566365
Availability 0 units.
More About Leslie Gould
Leslie Gould works as a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband Peter and four children.. She is the previous curator of the Swedenburg House Museum in Ashland, Oregon. This is her first novel.
Reviews - What do customers think about Garden of Dreams?
Slow going. Jan 18, 2008
I haven't read Leslie Gould books before & it wasn't quite what I expected. Not sure I like her writing style. A lot of writing about people's emotions, soul searching & questioning choices they make. Not so much action. So I am still only about 1/3 of the way through this book & finding it hard going. Definitely a slow read.
From a cancer survivor Feb 5, 2004
This book was so good it was hard not to just start over from the beginning. I am a cancer patient with an inherited disease just like the character. The book brought so much hope and peace to me. The characters covered every reaction a patient faces from people, good and bad. The spiritual messages were a great comfort. I will definitely be reading it again. It's a good book for all readers, not just those facing cancer.
Heartwarming to the Soul Sep 6, 2003
This story was so involved and heartwarming for me. I could actually find myself being a part of the story. Even though the story is fictional it seemed so real to life. I would recommend this book to everyone. I found the book to be so realistic and the outcome is so true to life. God works through everyone in this Christian reading material, especially for the readers of this book.
Deeply touched Aug 25, 2003
It's been two years since I lost my best friend to cancer. Much like Caye I took care of Jill I took care of my friend. I had to get a little more involved since my friend was parazlyed, could not control her functions and had no medical insurance..I put my life and family on hold just like Caye hoping that they would be there when all was over. This book made me laugh and made me cry, it touched me the way no other ever has, when it was over I wanted more. What happened to Caye, her family, Jill's family, please let there be a followup. Caye says at the end, she mourns, every day. So true...This book is for anyone wanting to laugh cry and began to heal..
Friendship, family, hope and faith Jul 9, 2003
"Garden of Dreams" is one of the loveliest books about women, friendship and family that I've ever had the pleasure of reading. Jill and Caye will stay in your heart long after the last page is turned.