From the New York Times number one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds, comes Kristin Hannah's haunting, heartbreakingly beautiful novel that illuminates the intricate mother-daughter bond and explores the enduring links between past and present.
Meredith and Nina Whitson are as different as sisters can be. One stayed at home to raise her children and manage the family apple orchard; the other followed a dream and travelled the world to become a famous photo journalist. But when their beloved father falls ill, these two estranged women will find themselves together again, standing alongside their cold, disapproving mother, Anya, who even now, offers no comfort to her daughters. On his deathbed, their father extracts one last promise from the women in his life.
It begins with a story that is unlike anything the sisters have heard before – a captivating, mysterious love story that spans sixty-five years and moves from frozen, war torn Leningrad to modern-day Alaska. The vividly imagined tale brings these three women together in a way that none could have expected. Meredith and Nina will finally learn the secret of their mother's past and uncover a truth so terrible it will shake the foundation of their family and change who they think they are.
Mesmerizing from the first page to the last, Winter Garden is an evocative, lyrically written novel that will long be remembered.
'It’s a tearjerker, but the journey is as lovely – and haunting – as a snow filled winter’s night.' – People
It’s a tearjerker, but the journey is as lovely—and haunting—as a snow filled winter’s night.
A gripping read.
Readers will find it hard not to laugh a little and cry a little more as mother and daughters reach out to each other just in the nick of time.