I just finished a book that should be a movie. The book is called The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones. This book is a definitely a chick movie kind of book. The book is about a southern family but not just any southern family it is about the first family of Tennessee. Governor Gray London his wife Mackenzie and their five year old daughter are quite the family. Mackenzie’s mom Eugenia Quinn is a strong character with southern ties that run deep. I loved her three friends each one was funny in their own way. I am glad they were in the book because they were the light in some sad moments in this book. I really liked this book and it will stay with me. The author wrote so amazing strong that as I read this book I truly felt that I knew this family. I had a hard time though with this book even though I liked it so much. You see there are some parts of the story that had me in tears. I thought this book should have come with a box of Kleenex for a few of the chapters. It is really hard to read with tears and I did not want to put the book down.
You also meet Jeremiah Williams he is the gardener and he has so many lit bits of simple advise that are gems. I wrote many of them down. I love the way he spins the gems of wisdom thought lessons from the garden and its flowers. I love learning the meaning of the flowers. I give this book the best rating of five stars. I am glad that I found this in the library.