The Herb Gardener

Still hurting after a painful divorce, Joanna leaves the city, moving with her six-year-old daughter Mia to a country town. She’s looking for a better, happier life, and when she meets farmer Chris Youngman, she discovers the possibility of a future as a farmer’s wife.

Joanna is at first dismayed by the unexpected isolation of the farm, but Chris’s affection helps her to adjust. Then the unexplained death of a young farm worker brings complications she could never have imagined, and Joanna has to fight for her happiness, her family, and even her own life.

“A lyrical, well-written mystery which will keep you turning the pages.”Fleur McDonald, best-selling author of Red Dust

“What a great book to share with all your friends!” – Englewood Public Library

Maris Morton came to writing late, with her prize-winning debut novel, A Darker Music, published after she had accumulated experience in jobs ranging from cooking for shearers, teaching, the public service, arts administration, finally retiring as the director of a public art gallery in 1999.

Two decades of living in country Western Australia has provided the background for much of her writing. At present, she lives among the rainforests of northern New South Wales, working on a new novel to the accompaniment of a symphony of birdsong.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781922200082 (pbk) | 9781922200099 (ebook)

Category: Crime/Mystery/Romance

Trade paperback: 270 pages

Publication Date: 17 June 2014 (pbk) | 2 March 2014 (ebook)

RRP: AU $23.95 (pbk) | $4.99 (ebook)

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