Each Sunday “Inspired by Life…and Fiction” shares with our readers a Christian novelist’s newest book and the garden spots where they find inspiration.
Ruth Axtell loves writing about the 19th century, whether it’s Regency or late Victorian England. Ruth studied comparative literature at Smith College, spending her junior year at the Sorbonne in Paris. After college, she taught English in the Canary Islands, then worked in international development in Miami before moving to the Netherlands, where for the next several years she juggled writing and raising her three children. With the publication of Her Good Name, she returned to coastal Maine in the 1890s. For Ruth, gardening (both vegetable and flower) is a source of inspiration in Downeast Maine and something to look forward to during the winter months. Visit Ruth online at www.ruthaxtell.com.
|Ruth stops at a sidewalk café
while in Paris on a research trip.
|A view of Ruth’s garden when she lived in Holland.|
For more about Ruth’s books, visit www.ruthaxtell.com.
For more “novel gardens” like this, visit The Plot Thickens.