New novel “In the Garden of Sorrows” by Karen Jewell is released, a heart-wrenching tale of love, grief, temptation, and redemption

New novel "In the Garden of Sorrows" by Karen Jewell is released, a heart-wrenching tale of love, grief, temptation, and redemption

“In the Garden of Sorrows” by Karen Jewell has been released worldwide. This engrossing, 254-page novel follows the story of Isabel Fuller, a grief-stricken mother who lost her oldest son in the First World War. In the wake of her loss, Isabel is a shadow of her former self, no longer passionate about life, resentful of her husband, and haunted by visions of her dead son. 

When Isabel, who has the gift of premonition, encounters a charismatic young preacher one summer, she is overcome with an attraction she thought she was no longer capable of. Their ensuing affair confirms her suspicions of coming trouble and threatens to tear her quiet life apart. 

Set in 1923 in the rural South and vividly detailed, the novel is both somber and charged with erotic energy. Exploring themes of family, grief, shame, and passion, Jewell weaves a powerful narrative that is both heartbreaking and uplifting.

In the Garden of Sorrows (ISBN: 9781958729328) can be purchased through retailers worldwide, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon. The paperback retails for $14.95 and the ebook retails for $8.99. Wholesale orders are available through Ingram. Review copies and interviews are available upon request. The author can be contacted via email at

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From the back cover:

Isabel Fuller, a strong, once passionate woman, is deadened with grief by the death of her oldest son in the First World War, haunted by visions of him dying alone, and bitter at her husband for encouraging him to enlist. When a young, charismatic preacher arrives for a revival one summer, he awakens in Isabel an intense attraction and feelings long forgotten. When she finally succumbs to his seduction, their affair pushes Isabel’s marriage to the breaking point. In the Garden of Sorrows is a gripping, erotically charged story of loss and sorrow, anger and recrimination, and the redemptive power of love.

About the author:

Karen Jewell is a former trial attorney and author of numerous pieces of nonfiction. She has an undergraduate degree in English, a Master’s in Business Administration, and earned her Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Michigan. Karen lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband. In the Garden of Sorrows is her first novel. 

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