Marie Tranton is a vivacious 23 year old in 1927 Boston who discovers that her Prince Charming isn’t much of a prince. She goes for a walk in her garden and, lost in thought, wanders into a strange garden. It belongs to Rick Lauman, a successful but lonely realtor in Boston…2012 Boston. More
In 1927 Boston, Marie Tranton, vivacious and in love, thinks all handsome men are like Douglas Fairbanks. But once she becomes engaged, she sees a side of her fiancé she doesn’t like. She goes for a walk to think and wanders through the fog into a strange garden.
In modern-day Boston, Rick Lauman is one of the nice guys who finish last—especially in the romance department. His matchmaking sister gives him a 1920s book to lure him to a theme party. When he sees the young woman who’s just walked into his garden, he’s stunned. Why? She’s the image of a girl in the book.
Both Marie and Rick become convinced she’s wandered into the future. Frightened and homesick, Marie walks in the garden every morning to try to get back home while Rick waits, wondering if she’s going to come back.
Unlike all the women Rick has dated, Marie is guileless and open, but he resists falling in love with her. After all, she could walk out of his life any morning. But he doesn’t want her to marry her fiancé. According to the book, that man abused her. Rick decides to show her how a man is supposed to treat a woman. But spending so much time with her, he can’t help falling in love.
I'm a professor of Spanish in Georgia, and I love to travel. I take a group of students to Barcelona every summer and then spend a couple of weeks somewhere else in Europe. Currently, I'm in love with Northern Ireland.
on March 27, 2012 :
If you like romance and time travel, A Walk in the Garden was a nice little read for a rainy afternoon.
Marie Tranton is a beautiful, lively young woman in 1927 Boston with a well-to-do family. She is engaged and is slowly realizing her fiance just isn’t the cat’s pajamas.
Deciding to clear her thoughts with a walk in her garden, she finds herself walking through a fog and arriving in the garden of Rick Lauman, a successful realtor in 2011 Boston.
Rick, who wants more than anything to find someone special he can love, falls immediately for the lovely Marie. The only challenge is trying to convince her to stay in 2011 instead of returning to 1927.
Although the ending is predictable, it was a well-written nice little story that I enjoyed. I will look forward to more books by this new author.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on Dec. 28, 2011 :
I enjoyed this book. I always love reading about a time travel romance. The characters were likeable and the plot plodded along nicely. The only thing I didn't like was the repetition of certain words and phrases - a lot. Other than that, a nice little read.