The Samurai's Garden
Hiro Tanaka's world changed when Japan's feudal system was abolished by the Emperor. Trained as a samurai, he must find a new vocation. He becomes one of the masterless samurai, known as ronin, roaming the country. Some have forsaken their honorable way to prey on the less fortunate.
Hanako Shimizu knows all about the ronin. The previous winter, they raided her farm and killed her husband. Now, she needs to rebuild but has no money and no prospects -- except for the dubious intentions of the town merchant.
When Hiro encounters Hanako in the market, he offers to help her on the farm in exchange for a place to stay. Working on the land, Hiro finally finds the peace he has been seeking. But the reappearance of the rogue ronin, led by an unscrupulous leader from Hiro’s past, forces him to take up his swords again. But now, the stakes are higher. This time, he's fighting from the heart.
About Patricia Kiyono (Grand Rapids, Michigan Author)
Patricia Kiyono writes sweet historical and contemporary romance. Her books have won recognition in the International Digital Awards as well as the Reward of Novel Excellence Awards.
During her first career, she taught elementary music, computer classes, elementary classrooms, and junior high social studies. She now teaches part time at Grand Valley State University.
She lives in southwest Michigan with her husband, not far from her children and grandchildren. Current interests, aside from writing, include sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, and music. A love of travel and an interest in faraway people inspires her to create stories about different cultures.