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The final book in the English Garden Series is now available

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A Wilder Heart

Is third time the charm?

An unexpected encounter with free-spirited artist Henri Jourdain makes environmental scientist Dr Lisbeth McAllen lose her legendary cool for the first time in a decade. Henri walked away from her when she was 17. This time, she leaves him.

Luckily Lisbeth has the perfect distraction—six months in Ferrandoch Forest advising a failing project to save the endangered Scottish wildcat. Within days she’s battling to secure the wildcats’ habitat, revitalise the struggling village, and preserve the barriers she built to advance her career. The barriers that keep her wilder side under wraps.


And then Henri arrives to paint a commission. She doesn’t need memories of a dreamy French summer and her first love affair. She doesn’t want his help. She certainly doesn’t long for his kisses…


The Highlands of Scotland cast a powerful spell, but will its magic convince Lisbeth she could have it all - a successful project and a soul-deep love with Henri? Will their romance be third time lucky?


A Wilder Heart is the final English Garden Romance book. If you like your women’s fiction with a twist of spice, a hint of the unknown and a spectacular backdrop, you’ll love the last instalment in Sara Sartagne’s series. 

And don't forget - you can read the prequel to Lisbeth's story in French Kissing for Beginners for FREE. Click the button below!


5.0 out of 5 stars Burning bright

"The final book in the Garden romance and I’m sorry to let go of Lisbeth, Magda, Sam and Jonas and the extended circle. Throughout the series Sara Sartagne has taken us on a journey, deftly guiding us and her characters through the ups and
downs of love and life - always against a backdrop of an interesting, and often controversial story.

In A Wilder Heart the story is set against the dramatic Scottish landscape and saving the Scottish Tiger. This is Lisbeth’s story. After playing matchmaker to her aunt, seeing her best friend marry, it’s now her turn. Enter Henri, a well built and gorgeous French artist she met when she was just seventeen. He smoulders into her life again and the passion builds throughout the book. Twists and turns and plenty of heat build towards the finale. There’s an interesting turn and an introduction to the Cait Sith - a creature from Celtic folklore which adds another dimension. I really enjoyed this and would highly recommend. Sara also has a number of novellas which fill in gaps between the main books which I was thrilled to find when I signed up to her newsletter." (UK Amazon reader

5.0 out of 5 stars Catnip for Romance Readers

I liked brainy Lisbeth McAllen when she was a precocious teen in Sara Sartagne’s The Garden Plot. It’s been fun to watch her grow and change over the English Garden Romance series, and I was delighted that she finally got the chance to earn her own happy ending.

There were so many things I loved about A Wilder Heart. A breathtaking Highland setting; a smart, proactive heroine; a sympathetic cause—you’d need a heart of stone not to care about the endangered Scottish wildcat; a hint of wild magic; an arty, passionate hero; and a third chance romance offering the possibility that a pair of soulmates might finally see the wood for the trees in magical Ferrandoch forest.

Lisbeth and Henri could not be more different, but the connection between them is a thing of beauty. They respect and admire each other’s talents though they often find themselves far beyond their own comfort zones. Even when they are at loggerheads, the mutual trust they forged years earlier underpins all their skirmishes. Their romance was a lovely, stress-free read because I never for a moment doubted that they would find their way to a loving and happy life together.

I love the warmth and community of the English Garden Romance books. It’s been a true pleasure spending time with these characters. (US Amazon reader)


5.0 out of 5 stars Cosy read, Scottish location - all my favourite things

"Great cosy read, which I found just perfect as winter closes in. The Scottish setting sold it for me! There's a clever balance of a new story with previously met characters, and I enjoyed spotting the in-jokes and references to earlier stories in the series. That being said, 'A Wilder Heart' is definitely strong enough as a standalone read. Good pacing, a female lead with a brain and a Scottish location - highly recommended." (UK Amazon reader)

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A Bouquet of White Roses

Florist Dawn Andrews’ business is  to create beautiful bouquets, not to break up relationships. But when she’s asked to arrange the flowers for the wedding of an old school  friend, it’s hard to ignore her budding feelings.
Dawn is the loveliest woman that landscape gardener Sam Winterson has ever seen. But as an engaged man, he dismisses the growing chemistry  between them.
Until, that is, Sam has to rescue Dawn from an assault outside a  nightclub. While he’s only doing what any honourable man would, Sam finds himself caring rather too much about the florist with the  heart-shaped face and sherry-brown eyes.
With the wedding only five months away, can they dismiss their mutual attraction and carry on as ‘just friends’?

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