The ladies of Hope Springs Church have finished the cookbook that brought them together, showing them the true meaning of friendship. Now these bonds are challenged with Margaret's life-threatening illness, Nadine's mourning for her lost daughter, and Jessie's desire to see the world outside the confines of a small town. Even young pastor Charlotte questions her calling. Through their tragedies and triumphs, the women come to realize that true friendships are acts of faith. Like our gardens, we need to tend our friendships so that they will bear abundant fruit in time.
Interspersed throughout are rollicking, handy gardening tips from Bea's Botanical Bits -- unforgettable snippets of advice that help to cultivate the garden, as well as the spirit.