The Chocolate Garden
  • Published:
    Aug-2014
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From USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND comes an heartwarming and suspenseful novel of love, second chances, family, and mystery about an inventive gardener who creates a magical chocolate garden for a sexy songwriter only to be swept away by the magic of their love. “I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS.” Marjay's Reading Blog Visionary gardener Tammy Hollins is making a new life for herself and her children after a tragic marriage. Plants she understands, but men…well, they’re of the weed variety. She’s started her own landscaping business, catering to her country music rock star brother’s friends. Her first client is sexy, soulful, Alpha hero material, and the one man who tantalizes her and scares her to death. John Parker McGuiness is a man of many talents, working as a songwriter and lawyer for country music’s biggest stars. He’s drawn to Tammy like no other and hires her as his landscaper, wanting to show her they’re made for each other. When Tammy learns he’s a professed chocoholic, she fashions a magical garden for him—a chocolate garden. As the garden comes to life, their love for each other grows. When tragedy strikes Tammy’s home, John Parker is willing to move mountains to protect her and her children. Tammy struggles to guard her newfound independence as they use the magic of the chocolate garden to help her children feel safe again. But when secrets from Tammy’s past resurface, can their love and passion survive the memories haunting her? Author's Note: All books can easily be read as stand-alone stories. The Dare Valley series: Book 1: NORA ROBERTS LAND (Meredith & Tanner) Book 2: FRENCH ROAST (Jill & Brian) Book 3: THE GRAND OPENING (Peggy & Mac) Book 4: THE HOLIDAY SERENADE (Abbie & Rhett) Book 5: THE TOWN SQUARE (Arthur & Harriet) Book 6: THE PARK OF SUNSET DREAMS (Jane & Matt) Book 7: THE PERFECT INGREDIENT (Elizabeth & Terrance) ~ coming Fall 2014 The Dare River series (connected to Dare Valley): Book 1: COUNTRY HEAVEN (Tory & Rye) COUNTRY HEAVEN SONG BOOK COUNTRY HEAVEN COOKBOOK Book 2: THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN (Tammy & J.P.) THE CHOCOLATE GARDEN: A MAGICAL TALE (a children’s book companion) ~ coming soon Book 3: FIREFLIES AND MAGNOLIAS (Amelia & Clayton) ~ coming Winter 2015 REVIEWS: "It {NORA ROBERTS LAND} captures the best of what I love in a Nora Roberts novel..." BlogCritics “…Finding love like in the pages of a Nora Roberts story.” Publishers Weekly WW Ladies Book Club “Ava Miles just keeps turning out great stories…and these rank up there with the Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery, the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis, and the Cedar Cove series by Debbie Macomber.” Kay Pruett, Reader “Ava Miles has written a series…I would compare with Robyn Carr's Virgin River books.” RLK, Reader AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles burst onto the contemporary romance scene after receiving Nora Roberts’ blessing for her use of Ms. Roberts’ name in her debut novel, the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND, which kicked off her small town series, Dare Valley. Ava has also released a connected series called Dare River. She’s fast becoming a favorite author in light contemporary romance (Tome Tender) and is known for funny, emotional stories about family and empowerment.
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