Summary

When Susannah Nelson turned 18, her parents sent her to school abroad. She said goodbye to her boyfriend, Jake - and never saw him again. She never saw her brother again, either; Doug died in a car accident while she was away. Now, at 50, she finds herself regretting the paths not taken. Especially the chance to be with Jake...Long married, a mother and a teacher, she should be happy. But she feels there's something missing, although she doesn't know exactly what. Not only that, she's balancing the demands of an aging mother and a temperamental 20-year-old daughter.
Because her mother, Vivian, a recent widow, is having difficulty coping and living alone, Susannah prepares to make some hard decisions. In returning to her hometown of Colville, Washington, to her parents' house, her girlhood friends and the garden she's always loved, she also returns to the past - and the choices she made back then.
What she discovers is that things are not always as they once seemed. Some paths are dead ends. But some gardens remain beautiful.
©2006 Debbie Macomber (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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"Laural Merlington's clearly enunciated voice breathes life into Macomber's moving novel about mid-life expectations....Merlington expertly fills Susannah's voice with hopefulness as she faces her ghosts and looks forward to the future." ( AudioFile)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kym Enefer on 19-01-17

Susannah's Garden

Love this book as with all of Debbie Macomber books Susannah Garden is well written lots of surprises x loved all the characters with great twists x lovely story

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lindy on 08-10-15

Very slow

Rather slow. Clear where the end is going to. Not one of the best in the collection. Easy listening.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stella S. Gerringer on 07-09-09

Susannah's Garden

Wow Debbie Macomber is such a wonderful writer. I loved this book and the ending was a such a surprise. How marvelous.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Katjandu on 12-08-18

Debbie Always Gives My Heart A Lift

I couldn't wait to know this story. Chrissy wasn't the only one who matured, Susannah did too. And I think I did and I read this story. Maybe she'll write a sequel.

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