Married and the father of a young daughter, John Bevan had finally found the traditional family he lacked as an orphaned child in Jason Wright’s latest book, the Cross Gardener. But all that disappears when a fatal car accident steals away his wife-and the unborn child she carried. John is filled with sorrow and withdraws from life, sleeping late, not getting his daughter to school on time, just barely functioning. He erects two crosses at the scene of the accident and becomes fanatic in taking care to visit them every day. Too bad that John sometimes comes across as more sullen than bereaved.
One morning he encounters a young man touching up the crosses with white paint. Who is this person? Is the gardener real or imaginary? This story explores the questions we ask when our lives are touched by loss: How do we carry on? And who will show us the way? Who will be my Cross Gardener?