I almost forgot to let you all know that The Hidden Garden, my newest children’s picture book is now a real-live Something! No longer a computer file, or a hope, or a wish. It’s been transformed into ink and paper and a book to hold and share!
This is a pretty exciting thing for an author. (…and a baker’s daughter…)
Here is the cover.
And here is a summary of the book.
Within every heart is a hidden garden. We can neglect it until the weeds take over and the flowers wither and die. Or, with the help of Christ, we can care for it and make it a place of beauty, grace, and joy.
This charming parable will encourage children (and adults) to open the gate to Christ and tend the garden of their heart with loving care.
And here is a picture of me holding lemons–just because.
And here is what three very nice people have to say about the book…
…just beautiful! So simple yet profoundly moving. This is exactly the view of salvation I want my children to absorb. The list of ways to open the gate of our heart at the end of the book are applicable to children and adults alike. Literature that makes me want to be a better human being is truly a gift.
–Molly Sabourin, author of Close to Home, podcaster, blogger, and professional photographer
The garden is much more than a metaphor in the Christian faith. It is a sacrament. Jane Meyer has not so much written a new parable as transcribed–in the simplest prose for the very young–the heart of the Gospel. The Hidden Garden is a beautifully written book and a vibrant bouquet of color from the hand of illustrator Masha Lobastov.
–Vigen Guroian, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, and author of The Fragrance of God
Those who read this colorful book will realize that it is never too early–or too late–to care for one’s heart as for a garden.
–Jim Forest, author of Saint George and the Dragon
You can purchase copies at the Conciliar Press website, and pretty soon Amazon and other online sites will be stocking it. You may always head over to your local bookstore with the ISBN number: 978-1-936270-38-5, and they can order you a copy as well…
Lastly, if you’d like a signed copy of the book, for yourself, or for a little one, just email me and I would be happy to sign a book and ship it straight to you. They are $20, including stateside shipping (let’s chat if you live outside the States). Easter is coming and this sweet book would be lovely tucked in a basket next to those dyed eggs and bunny finger puppets.
Back to baking. Rosemary rolls on the rise!