#BOOKREVIEW Tales from the Garden by Sally Cronin (@sgc58) Enchanting stories in a magical garden

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Title:   Tales from the Garden
Author:   Sally Cronin
ASIN:  B0180Q6CKM
Published:  14th November 2015
Pages:  126
Genre:  Fantasy/fairy-tales

Tales from the Garden by Sally Cronin
Tales from the Garden by Sally Cronin

Description:

Tales from the Garden reveals the secrets that are hidden beneath hedges and trees. You will discover what really happens at night as you sleep unaware in your bed. Stone statues and those hidden worlds within the earth are about to share their stories. The guardians who have kept the sanctuary safe for over fifty years will allow you to peek behind the scenes of this magical place. They will take you on a journey through time and expand your horizons as they transport you to the land of fairies, butterflies and lost souls who have found a home here.

Fairy Stories for children of all ages from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever.

Body of review:

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

I follow Sally Cronin’s Smorgasboard blog  and know she writes on a variety of themes, from the non-fictional: nutritional and health advice, features and reviews about books and writing, advice on marketing and blogging, and also fictional writing. After reading some of the stories she had shared on-line I had to read this book. And the description is correct. These are fairy tales for children of all ages. The characters are the stone sculptures in the garden and their adventures contain in equal parts warmth, pathos, magic and fantasy. We have animals escaping from hunting dogs, impossible love stories between humans and fairies, orchestras made up of the most varied characters, and a wonderful dedication to her mother and her gardens. You will go through a variety of emotions and always feel better and more positive by the end of each story. The book will leave you smiling and that’s something that cannot be said of many books these days.

The writing is fluid, perfectly suited to the theme and you get the sense that you’ve been taken into the confidence of the characters and have become an honorary inhabitant of this wonderful garden. The pictures —all from the author and her family’s gardens— that illustrate the book help make the reader feel even more at home.

Recommended to any readers who need a bit of magic and wonder in their lives.

Ratings:
Realistic Characterization: 3/5
Made Me Think: 3.5/5
Overall enjoyment: 5/5
Readability: 5/5
Recommended: 5/5
Overall Rating: 5/5
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Format & Pricing:
Kindle: $ 7.54 

The author also sells her books on her own site. Check it here 

Thanks for reading!

 Olga Núñez Miret

@OlgaNM7

http://www.authortranslatorolga.com

http://www.OlgaNM.com

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30 thoughts on “#BOOKREVIEW Tales from the Garden by Sally Cronin (@sgc58) Enchanting stories in a magical garden”

      1. Thought I might catch up after the weekend, Sally. Now I have three full days of writing in front of me so I’m off again until Thursday. I will not go on line.., I will not go.., I will not….. Ah, we’ll see. Jx

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        1. I know what you mean, Judith. I’ve just arrive back in the UK but I have plenty to catch up on and I think I’ll be coming and going so I shouldn’t be spending a lot of time on line…

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  1. Marvelous review, Olga. It’s wonderful that Sally created these stories as a way of remembering her lovely garden and keeping it with her — and even more so since she’s sharing them with everyone in this book. Mega hugs.

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