The Victory Garden, set in World War I–era England, delivers drama aplenty ... Altogether, The Victory Garden is an interesting read that keeps readers turning pages without needing to do so breathlessly, and also without needing a hankie. It’s a perfect book for people who just want to read an intelligent, informative, and satisfying story.
The Victory Garden is a perfect read for a snowy winter’s day. Tucked up by my fire with a cup of tea, I am transported to Emily’s little cottage on the estate thanks to Bowen’s marvelous descriptions.
... The Victory Garden turns into a mystery, and the plot picks up tempo ... The main themes of Rhys Bowen’s latest novel are how drastically war affects the home front, perseverance and making the best of a horrible situation, the importance of friendship, and the resilience of the human spirit.