Valentina has decided it's time to make some changes in her life. She cuts off her hair and takes a job as a gardener at Beech House in a timeless and alluring small town near the sea in Wales. The garden at Beech House is wild and overgrown and as Valentina works her magic to restore it to its former glory she begins to fall in love with its owner, eccentric musician Leo Spring. But Leo's attention lies elsewhere; he is enchanted by the beautiful headmistress, Melody. In the heat of the summer a garden party is planned and the stage is set for secret passions to be revealed.
But as the magic of the garden casts its spell over the characters they begin to face the awful truth that their feelings can be a matter of life or death.
Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award.
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"A novel of sensuous prose, sodden landscapes and loopy couplings" (Emma Hagestadt Independent)
"Strewn with bewitching kisses, sexual ambiguity and infatuations that take hold during dreams... Written with a light confident touch, and exquisite pacing" ( Observer)
"A light and delightful debut: a novel of love and infatuation in the English countryside. Nicely packaged and perfect for summer" ( Bookseller)
"The dextrous shifting between the plausible and implausible, is what gives The Madness of Love its hallucinatory quality; its texture of changeable taffeta" (Ruth Pavey Independent)
From Twelfth Night to midsummer madness, a glittering tragi-comedy of unrequited love and misunderstandings.
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099468433