The Chocolate Garden - Ava Miles

The Chocolate Garden

By Ava Miles

  • Release Date: 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 407 Ratings)


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International Bestselling Author Ava Miles shares a heartwarming and emotional novel about the magic of love and second chances amidst a chocolate garden. Chosen by B&N and Bookbub as one of the 20 Most Romantic Books of All-Time.

Visionary gardener Tammy Hollins is making a new life for herself and her children after a tragic marriage. Plants she understands, but men...well, they're of the weed variety. She's started her own landscaping business, catering to her country music rock star brother's friends. Her first client is sexy, soulful, Alpha hero material, and the one man who tantalizes her and scares her to death.

John Parker McGuiness is a man of many talents, working as a songwriter and lawyer for country music's biggest stars. He's drawn to Tammy like no other and hires her as his landscaper, wanting to show her they're made for each other. When Tammy learns he's a professed chocoholic, she fashions a magical garden for him--a chocolate garden.

As the garden comes to life, their love for each other grows. When tragedy strikes Tammy's home, John Parker is willing to move mountains to protect her and her children. Tammy struggles to guard her newfound independence as they use the magic of the chocolate garden to help her children feel safe again. But when secrets from Tammy's past resurface, can their love and passion survive the memories haunting her? 

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“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly

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  • The chocolate garden

    By Chert4518
    I enjoyed.
  • The chocolate garden

    By Sue Dlug
    Good fast chick lit read.
  • Not so great

    By debwex
    This book starts off very slow-so slow I considered not reading any further. The main character was a bit annoying and the conversation was not realistic. There are better books to read
  • Pretty good

    By 11tms69
    This story was touching. I like the touches of the characters spiritual side plus the stories for the children. True romance.
  • Chocolate Fantasy & Love

    By Aftammy
    What a wonderful book about growth, love, fantasy, and family. I enjoyed this book so much, there is nothing better than a sweet love story and an enchanted chocolate garden where the fairies make chocolate, yum!
  • Ava Miles

    By Y not me 2
    I have read a couple of Ms. Miles books and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I was glad to see some of the people from her other series in this book.
  • Fireflies and Magnolias

    By #1 GoofBallHead
    This book is so captivating, literally could not put it down!!!! Starting on The Promise of Rainbows next. Thank you Ava❤️
  • The Chocolate Garden

    By Layermar
    Love this book. Great romance with lots of family drama to keep you hook till the end.
  • I love JP!

    By Merrie29
    He is my favorite of all Ava's male leads so far.
  • The Chocolate Garden

    By Cass13lee
    I have read all of the Dare Valley Series and now the second book of the Dare River Series. I love these novels because of the relatable characters and intense love they all have for each other. The journey Tammy finds herself on in this novel is one my sister and I have both shared, and I rooted for Tammy to find victory as much I did for myself and my sister. In her own liberation, I relived my own. Tammy finding love again gives me hope that I will one day also. I hope to read many more Dare River novels. Ava Miles is an extraordinary romance novelist, writer, and character developer.