The Girl from the Garden is beautifully written. I was impressed with how quickly I felt submerged in Rahkel's world. Her struggles and emotional battles resonated with me for a long time. The narrator is very good, but could have paused slightly when transitioning between Rakhel's story and Mahboubeh's memories. In an audio book those transiotions are more difficult to pick up on without a pause. Overall, I am so pleased that I took a chance with a nee author. Well done! I highly recommend this book.