The Last Garden by Julia Kelly

Available now: The Last Garden

***** 4.5 stars, Loved it: Set in three times, present day and World War II and early 1900s, The Last Garden is a must-read for any historical fiction reader.

Recommended readers:

  • If you like novels with WWII history across multiple storylines
  • If you like Kristin Hannah, Kate Morton and Kristin Harmel
  • If you like strong female characters

Here’s my Rankings:

  • 5/5 for characters
  • 4/5 for plot
  • 4.5/5 overall


From early 1900s to WWII to current times, The Last Garden ties together multiple women across many generations through the history-rich gardens of Highbury House. The original creator of the garden in 1907, Venetia Smith, was a pioneer of her time and left her designs for a century of enjoyment. Then several women during World War II experienced the gardens much differently when the estate became a war hospital. And finally Emma Lovett, modern day history buff and garden-restorer, returns to uncover the secrets of the garden.

In this three-plot-line story – you’ll step into the shoes of many women at turning points in their lives – and history. The Last Garden is a great historical read – a way to dig into the new year with perspective from different generations and times.

Available now: The Last Garden

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