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The Illegal Gardener

Title : The Illegal Gardener

Author : Sara Alexi 

Ratings : 4.5 out of 5 stars

The first in the Greek Village Collection

Sara Alexi weaves this entrancing story of the burgeoning relationship that develops between two people from very different backgrounds and cultures; an English woman living in Greece and the Pakistani illegal immigrant who becomes her gardener and house boy.

Each brings their own problems, their own past baggage, and she approaches these with sympathy and understanding as well as exploring the nuances and differences in therir cultures as they become more and more dependent on each other.

This is a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading…

What other readers have to say about The Illegal Gardener …

‘A really intelligent, moving book.’

‘Sensitive with beautifully crafted characters that you really cared about.’

‘The Illegal Gardener’ is a story of betrayal, love, trust and friendship. Not a romance but perhaps a lesson in life on just how young minds can be damaged by spite or thoughtlessness, and how those same minds can be repaired by true friends.’

‘I was captivated from the start unable to put the book down.’

‘The Illegal Gardener’ is a delightful story, filled not only with love of Greece but a deep understanding of the varieties of love which can bring people together.’

‘reminiscent of Remains of the Day.’

‘The author has huge potential and if she keeps writing and developing like this then I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see her name on a future Man Booker list!’

‘A good tale well told. Shades of Stienbeck and Bradbury.’

‘A most charming and sensitive book.’

If you enjoyed ‘The Pact’ or ‘The Story Teller’ by Jodi Picoult, ‘Necessary Lies’ by Diane Chamberlain, ‘The Thread’ or ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop or ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ by Rachel Joyce you’ll love this book…


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