The Unfinished Garden is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

The Unfinished Garden by Barbara Claypole White

Genre: Women’s fiction

Tour Dates: 18th - 24th July 2019

Publication Date: 2nd July 2019

Formats available: Audiobook (MP3 download)

Standalone Novel

Estimated Duration: 11 hours 42 mins

Potential Trigger Warning: Possible OCD triggers

Types of post available: Review only

A love story about grief, OCD, and dirt 

Tilly Silverberg is rebuilding her life with her young son, Isaac, one potted-up plant at a time. Since her husband’s death, gardening has become her livelihood and her salvation. Hiding out in the North Carolina forest, she wants only to be left alone with Isaac and her greenhouse.

New to the area, successful software developer James Nealy needs a garden. On a solitary mission to reclaim his life from irrational obsessions and relentless compulsions, he has a plan: to conquer his greatest fear. Dirt. One glimpse—or two—of Tilly’s garden, and he knows she holds the key. But when he asks her to take him on as a client, she refuses.


After a family emergency pulls Tilly and Isaac back to her native England, she’s quietly happy, because nothing has changed in her childhood village. Or has it? Her first love is unexpectedly single, her mother is scheming, and her best friend is keeping secrets. Then James appears on her doorstep.

Tenuous at first, but gradually taking root, James and Tilly forge an unlikely bond. As they work together to rescue a garden choked by neglect, they unearth each other’s secrets, each other’s fears, each other’s hopes—and maybe, a shared second chance.

About Barbara Claypole White

Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White writes hopeful family drama with a healthy dose of mental illness. Born in England, she works and gardens in the forests of North Carolina, where she lives with her family. Her novels include: The Unfinished Garden, which won the Golden Quill for Best First Book; The In-Between Hour, a SIBA Okra Pick; The Perfect Son, a Goodreads Choice Awards Semi-finalist; Echoes of Family, a WFWA Star Award Finalist; and The Promise Between Us, a 2018 Nautilus Award Winner.

Barbara is an OCD advocate for the nonprofit A2A Alliance, which promotes advocacy over adversity. To connect with her, please visit 

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

18th July

  1. donnasbookblog - Review

  2. Baker's Not So Secret Blog - Review


19th July

  1. Laura's Interests - Review

  2. Radzy Writes - Review

20th July

  1. Jessica Belmont - Review

  2. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers - Review

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