Review: The Girl in the Garden

Why I picked it: I adore reading novels about life in India so this was an easy choice for me.

Synopsis: The redemptive journey of a young woman unsure of her engagement, who revisits in memory the events of one scorching childhood summer when her beautiful yet troubled mother spirits her away from her home to an Indian village untouched by time, where she discovers in the jungle behind her ancestral house a spellbinding garden that harbors a terrifying secret.

Type: Fiction

Quick Take: I LOVED this book, if you liked The Space Between Us you should read this one. 

This is a magical story about a young Indian girl, raised in America who travels with her mother one summer to visit family back in Southern India.

Told from the voice of an eleven year old smart/witty girl, Rakhee, who pushes the boundaries only to discover family secrets... forcing her family to make life changing decisions.  This novel is filled with family tradition, expectations, loss, love and emotion.  A wonderfully written novel that I wasn't able to put down.

I highly recommend this for book clubs, there is so much to discuss. Have you read it? 

Rating: 5/5 stars
Source: Review Copy/ NetGalley
Country: India