The Gardens of Sir Verity
The Gardens of Sir Verity
The Gardens of Sir Verity
Benjamin Sheppard
Timothy Novison thinks he has it all planned. But on the way to confess his feelings for his close friend Holly, he and his best friend Andy are involved in a car accident; leaving Andy in a coma and Tim with guilty feelings. Asked by Andy’s mother to keep the bedside vigil on the hours that she can’t, Tim meets Mr. Savonet, a retired schoolteacher whose goal is to write a novel before he dies.Mr. Savonet seeks to instruct young Timothy who has become depressed, especially when he finds that his feelings for Holly aren’t shared. While Tim struggles to win her over, Mr. Savonet uses the adventures of his book’s three main characters: Pith, Sage & Moxie, who must travel through the fictitious Gardens of Sir Verity, to introduce Tim to the lessons he needs to learn.But Mr. Savonet’s condition is worsening. And in order for Timothy to learn the most important lesson of all, he has no choice but to come face to face with Sir Verity himself.Alternating between a suburban Long Island setting and the fictional Gardens of Sir Verity, readers are introduced to lessons needed to cope with and overcome disillusionment, heartbreak, and the need to let some things go. This newly revised edition features a more streamlined plot to appeal to a wider market, a refinement of the writing and dialogue, as well as an update to the technology referenced in the story in a time before smart phones and text messaging. See for yourself why not understanding is the first requirement.

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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