Rhys Bowen’s The Victory Garden

Rhys Bowen’s The Victory Garden is a beautiful book. Those who attended the recent release party at The Poisoned Pen were able to hear Bowen talk about her standalone novel set during World War I. They could also pick up a signed copy. You can also order a signed copy of The Victory Garden, or copies of Bowen’s other books, through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2GAisfK

Here’s the summary of The Victory Garden.

From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman’s love and sacrifice during the First World War.

As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage.

When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a “land girl,” tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It’s here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily’s lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified—and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow.

As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.


Don’t worry. You don’t have to feel left out. Even if you weren’t able to make it to The Poisoned Pen to meet Rhys Bowen, you can still “attend” the event. Enjoy the video!