Samantha Vťrant is a travel addict, a self-professed oenophile, and a determined, if occasionally unconventional, French chef. She lives in southwestern France, where she's able to explore all of her passions, and where she's married to a sexy French rocket scientist she met in 1989, but ignored for twenty years. Her first book, Seven Letters from Paris is out now.
As a young girl, I must have read The Secret Garden at least a half a dozen times.
After the death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor. Mary soon discovers that her new home is full of secrets, including a hidden garden and a mysterious cousin.
A magical book about hope, perseverance, and friendship, The Secret Garden got me hooked on reading.
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