Review - THE HERB GARDENER, Maris Morton
Another romantic suspense novel, THE HERB GARDENER combines a rural setting, a new love, and a dead young worker.
City girl Joanna moves, with young daughter Mia, to a farm to be with her new boyfriend Chris on his farm. Learning to deal with the remote location is complicated considerably by the suspicious death very near to the station. Alongside the investigation elements of this book, there's little gems of life on farm as well, including the complications of changing crop / farmy style in a time of changing climate and markets.
Whilst obviously it's another example of crimance, and therefore not this reader's preferred tipple, another local book which would be worth a read if you're a fan of this sub-genre.
Still hurting after a painful divorce, Joanna leaves the city, moving with her six-year-old daughter Mia to a country town. She’s looking for a better, happier life, and when she meets farmer Chris Youngman, she discovers the possibility of a future as a farmer’s wife.
Joanna is at first dismayed by the unexpected isolation of the farm, but Chris’s affection helps her to adjust. Then the unexplained death of a young farm worker brings complications she could never have imagined, and Joanna has to fight for her happiness, her family, and even her own life.