The Pomeroys pull together in the aftermath of the storm that shook West Edinton -- and Prissie's faith -- to its very foundations. Letting go proves difficult, and holding on takes all of her courage. With the encouragement of a brother who's in on her secret, Prissie finds her feet. With the help of the bane who's now a brother, she takes a stand. As spring comes to the orchard, a cryptic remark from Abner hints at West Edinton's long-kept secret. A beloved aunt returns from overseas. A faded angel takes up residence atop the Pomeroys' refrigerator. A treasured friend must say goodbye. While ranks of the Faithful rally to defend what's most precious, Prissie discovers that angels aren't the only ones who are Sent.
The Garden Gate is the fourth book in the Threshold series, the last and my favorite! Of course I said that about the first book, then the second one, and then the third one. But I can't help it the series just keeps getting better and better! I remember when I read the first books that I was slightly frustrated with the main character, Prissie, and her attitude towards some of the other characters. But now I feel proud of her and how far she's come since the beginning of the series.
After reading that last sentence again it sounds a little weird to say that I'm proud of a fictional character. But after 'getting to know' Prissie Pomeroy through the books I really am proud of her.
Being the last book in the Threshold series it was bittersweet reading it. I took much longer to read this book then the others in the series (which I read as fast as I could) because I didn't want Prissie's story to end. But it did and even though, as with all last books of series, I'm sad to see it end, it ended perfectly.
5 out of 5. An Afternoon Snack that was heavenly!