Listening Length: 7 hours and 18 minutesIn author Loretta Nyhans warm, witty, and wonderful novel, a widow discovers an unexpected chance to start overright in her own backyard.Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth gradeand lost him two years ago. Since his death, shes been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. Her house is a wreck, the grass is overrun with weeds, and shes at risk of losing her job. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows shes hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig.As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden. The neighbors in her tidy gated community are more than a little alarmed. Paige knows nothing about gardening, and shes boldly flouting neighborhood-association bylaws. But with the help of new friends, a charming local cop, and the transformative power of the soil, Paige starts to see potential in the chaos of her life. Something big is beginning to take rootboth in her garden and in herself....
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Digging In Reviews
"Forever. Till death do us part. The thing is, no one tells you what to do when the parting happens. And they forget to explain that when death is sudden, the parting is actually a ragged tear, not a clean separation. It leaves all the ends unfinished, and they just unravel and unravel and . . ."
Nyhan, Loretta. Digging In: A Novel (p. 5). Lake Union Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Barely into the book when the quote above was written. It made me stop and reflect on what a true statement that was. Th ...more
DIGGING IN is the loveliest novel. The title is perfect—a metaphor for digging deep. It is the story of a woman who has been brought to her knees by the loss of her husband, the love of her life. Now absolutely everything is on the line, her job, her relationship with her teenage son, and her will to live, hangs in the balance. The unique and surprising—even to her—ways she recovers had me turning the pages, and yet I wanted to linger. In her own inimitable warm, witty and compassionate style, L ...more
This was an "Amazon First Reads" book and I'm so glad I picked it! Wow! I had no idea how it would end & almost didn't want it to. Can't believe I got it for free. I'm definitely going to look up more of her books. Thanks Loretta Nyhan!
This is one of the best books I have read this year. Charming, humorous and wise- it is a fantastically pleasurable read. Do not miss it. I just ordered her earlier book.
There was a lot to like in this book. It had that genuine feel, not forced or artificial. I was looking for something light-ish to read while this broken knee healed, and got this from the first reads program on Amazon. Glad I picked this one, not the science fiction! It had a depth that I hadn't expected, but with a light touch, even on tricky subjects.
What really drove home the author's skill was reading the afterward, where she tells that halfway through this book about a woman whose husband ...more
I was given a copy of this book from Amazon Publishing #partner for an honest review. If I was judging a book by its cover I would think this one would be humorous and a bit quirky. It was that and so much more. Paige is dealing with her grief over the sudden death of her husband and soul mate two years ago. Her teenage son Trey is struggling with the loss of his dad. Mother and son are both trying to navigate their grief and find their place in the world. Unfortunately they are drifting away fr ...more
Grieving widow (Paige) grieves husband (Jesse) by creating a massive garden.
Just like The Garden of Small Beginnings which I read earlier this week, this story also used growing a garden as an analogy for a new beginning after the loss of a spouse. Ironically, both wives lost their husbands in car accidents.
Two years ago, Paige unexpectedly lost her husband, Jesse, in a car accident. Still reeling from the loss (they'd been best friends since eighth grade), she struggled to parent her 17 year o ...more
What a delightful, sparkling and hopeful story. I had no idea what I was walking into. When Ashley at Amazon Publishing brought me this copy, I think she knew this wasn't my usual type of read... and then told me it was worth it and it absolutely IS!
The only thing I could even nitpick at is that I felt Paige was portrayed older than her forty-three years of age. Maybe it's because that is exactly how old I am and she felt older to me. We're also completely opposite people. I know I look young f ...more