“You would be amazed at what the human heart can endure” ~ Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah.
Winter Garden is the story of Anya and her daughters attempt to understand their cold and distant mother. In the wake of their fathers death Meredith and Nina are left to carry on and care for a mother whom they’ve never been able to understand let alone cultivate a relationship with. Little do they know that Anya has tried to reach out to them in the only way she can, through her fairy tale she used to tell them as children.
As Meredith and Nina navigate the wreckage of their own lives they once again are entranced by their mother’s fairy tale and come to see the truths she had been telling them. They come to admire the woman who their mother is, her strength and her resilience. Along the way the discover new people and come to understand themselves and their own choices better.
Kristin Hannah’s Winter Garden is full of enchantment, beautiful imagery and is heart warming and heart wrenching at the same time. This novel moved me to tears and will be cherished for many years to come.