The Chocolate Garden

The Chocolate Garden Summary

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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? 

"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land

"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog

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

"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog

"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything

Book Reviews


Chocolate courage4 star

Good read. Love the concept of finding your inner strength45


Pure Magic5 star

I usually don’t write these, but this book deserves infinite stars . I cried, I laughed, and I really feel as I’d Dare River is a place I’d like to visit. Thank you for an amazing read .55


Great read5 star

I couldn’t put it down.55

Danvers MA

Kept me interested5 star



So sweet, couldn’t put it down!5 star

I was so curious and connected with Tammy’s story in the first book, I had to read this one! Very sweet and worth the read. I was rooting for her the entire time, it was a lovely ending and definitely worth the journey!55


Chocolate Garden5 star

I very much enjoyed this book ,I had a very hard time putting it down.I can’t decide which was better Rye and Tory’s story or this one. What it comes down to is you ate a very talented writer.55


The chocolate garden5 star

I enjoyed.55

Sue Dlug

The chocolate garden4 star

Good fast chick lit read.45


Not so great2 star

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 read25


Pretty good4 star

This story was touching. I like the touches of the characters spiritual side plus the stories for the children. True romance.45

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