• The Garden of Forgotten Wishes

  • By: Trisha Ashley
  • Narrated by: Melissa Vaughan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The brilliant new novel from top five Sunday Times best-selling author Trisha Ashley.

All Marnie wants is somewhere to call home. Mourning lost years spent in a marriage that has finally come to an end, she needs a fresh start and time to heal. Things she hopes to find in the rural west Lancashire village her mother always told her about. 

With nothing but her two green thumbs, Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes with a little cottage to make her own. The garden is beautiful - filled with roses, lavender and honeysuckle - and only a little rough around the edges. Which is more than can be said for her next-door neighbour, Ned Mars. 

Marnie remembers Ned from her school days, but he’s far from the untroubled man she once knew. A recent relationship has left him with a heart as bruised as her own. 

Can a summer spent gardening help them heal and recapture the forgotten dreams they’ve let get away?

©2020 Trisha Ashley (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-26-20

Gardening Delight

As usual a really great story with many twists and turns, but a ,ove story that all works out in the end. For those who haven't read Tricia Ashley before I would thoroughly recommend her books. They arevery down to earth but the stories are so well written. Loved how characters from her last book made an appearance in this one, ,overly touch. Can't wait for the next one now.

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  • heather crispin
  • 08-05-20

Similar to others

The woman who has lost her mother again scenario. But s nice story until the last chapter when it becomes a farce. Mike turning up is where it should have ended.

The long list son ex girlfriend and g thy hen the two ex’s. Go o ok no off together is OTT

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  • Mho Phipps
  • 09-28-20

Excellent

Great storyline , loved the characters ...so relatable . Couldn't set down from start to finish .

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  • hsmith
  • 08-03-22

Easy read

Enjoyed this story, easy read, entertaining. Really like this author and narrator. Will look for more to read

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  • Stehanie Blake
  • 07-30-22

Fantastic heart warming story

I think out of all of Trisha Ashley's books this is the one I found I could personally relate to the heroin of the story. the books a bit slow in places but it's such a wonderful story it doesn't really matter. Narrator is good too. I recommend reading a Christmas invitation first as some of the minor characters are the main ones in that

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  • Shell Barrett
  • 01-16-22

A Good Listen

This is the first Tricia Ashley book I've listened to. It was a bit too descriptive for me. I know in some cases description is good but I found it was too much.
The plot was good. I may try another book to see if this is how Tricia writes. I don't think I can dismiss her books after listening to one.

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  • Mark
  • 07-06-21

Well worth the effort…

I read/listen to lots of books of this genre - easy and gentle. I’m often disappointed in the abrupt end of most books, you spend hours listening to it and then it’s all rapped up in 1/2 a chapter!
Not this one, it leaves you completely satisfied and ready for the next adventure.
Beautifully read by Melissa Vaughan and a gorgeous story by Trish Ashley

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  • Hilary
  • 06-21-21

A very pleasant story.

The story started slowly and seemed rather strange, however it turned into a very enjoyable tale with many twists. Particularly if like me you are a keen gardener who enjoys turning a jungle into a beautiful ordered garden.

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  • Karen norman
  • 03-01-21

Took a little time

For a change I wanted to listen to something nice and fluffy instead of my more serious listens. It is a great story but ..... the narration took me a little time to get use too. Why did the males in the story have a kind of lisp. The Lancashire accents where pretty good and all the posh people have had husky lisps (if the narrator has a speech impediment I apologise). Story line was good ..... Most enjoyable but for the narration.... I wanted to give up and return the book but luckily I persevered as usually Tricia Ashley books are like a warm hug on a cold day. This story is a little darker than usual but thoroughly enjoyed the story apart from narration.

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  • Jackie
  • 10-11-20

Extremely Boring Unless An Avid Gardener

There is very little story and enormous detail about minutiae of gardening, that I endured in the hope that something would happen in this soporific book. A ludicrous ending made me feel even more sad that I wasted my time listening to this awful drivel
The narrator is excellent.
Ashley has written other novels which at least have some story content - but not this one
Watching grass grow is more entertaining- to use a gardening comparison!