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Dahlia’s Bouquet, a 2012 Indie Excellence Book Award Finalist, brings to life the heartache and struggles inherent in every family whose foundation is built on secrecy and deception. Five generations of women strong, the story begins in early 1900 Memphis with Daisy, a young bride full of hope and dreams for the future and ends in present day with Dahlia, a teen more lost ...more
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Published (first published November 5th 2011)
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Best books of November, 2011
12th out of 71 books — 178 voters
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OOSA
Jul 01, 2012 OOSA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ties That Bind

Tammara Aguado’s novel is a heart wrenching and telling tale of the lives of five generations of women scarred in one way or another by society and the limitations and prejudices of the times. “Dahlia’s Bouquet” starts out in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1917 with the life of Daisy, the first generation and ends with the story of the fifth generation Dahlia. Since I feel a lot of the story is in learning the lives of Daisy, Lilly, Violet, Rose and Dahlia, I am going to refrain from g
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Jennifer
Sep 25, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Engaging , I started it yesterday and had to finish it today.
Nikki Bywater
Nov 30, 2011 Nikki Bywater rated it it was amazing
Daisy and Joseph have settled down, making their home on some land that Joseph won in a bet. They plan to grow a few crops and to raise a family. The future is looking good until one tragic night Daisy’s life changes forever.

Lilly identity is often mistaken. Sometimes the incidents were small sometimes there was a big commotion when people realised that the pale skinned Lilly has a black mother. When the depression hits and Lilly’s mother’s small dress business can’t survive the blow, Lilly and
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Margie
Apr 14, 2012 Margie rated it it was amazing
Dahlia's Bouquet is a fantastic read. It all begins with a devastating event which alters the fortunes of each generation that follows. From Daisy to Dahlia,the characters are besieged with heartache and tragedy. Remarkably, they survive, and even triumph.

This is one of those books that pulls you in quickly, and holds fast until you've read the last page. You start reading it because you should, and finish reading it because you cannot put it down. It is filled with drama and packed with emotio
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Nola Summers
Dec 07, 2011 Nola Summers rated it it was amazing
I especially love the characters in this book.

Tammara Aguado’s debut novel, Dahlia’s Bouquet, brings to life the heartache and struggles inherent in every family whose foundation is built on secrecy and deception. Five generations of women strong, the story begins in early 1900 Memphis with Daisy, a young bride full of hope and dreams for the future and ends in present day with Dahlia, a teen more lost than she knows whose future is hopelessly stalled by the mystery of her past. Lilly, Violet, a
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African Americans on the Move Book Club
This well written story is about life, love, struggle, family secrets, and overcoming them all to be strong enough to be the backbone for the younger generation, who always seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to knowing their family's history.
I absolutely loved reading this book! The author is a great storyteller and was so detailed to where she had me feeling like I was lounging on my couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon watching one of those tear jerking movies. You can get very a
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Larissa
Nov 18, 2011 Larissa rated it it was amazing
This is easily a five star novel. I was constantly drawn to my computer so that I could discover how the story would unfold, and once I got to the end I wanted more. You feel connected with the characters and will surely develop a favorite (or favorites) because of their unique personalities and stories.

I strongly recommend the read.
Karen
Mar 12, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
This book kept me coming back for more and I found myself attached to the characters as if I was part of the story. Wonderfully written. Tammara Aguado did a fantastic job with this novel and I'm looking to reading her next novel.
Pam
Apr 15, 2012 Pam rated it liked it
At times hard to follow because it's a jump back in time,jump forward in time_overall,interesting read.Easy & quick read_except when you're reading several other books like me!
Sarina Dejesus
Jun 05, 2012 Sarina Dejesus rated it it was amazing
this was such a great book! an easy read and very intriguing. i loved it. i definitely recommend it.
Tammara
Dec 06, 2011 Tammara rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a great read.
Funny we have the same name...lol. I'm the author, so please read and let me know what you think.
Terra
Nov 16, 2011 Terra rated it it was amazing
I just finished it. It's a great book!
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TAMMARA AGUADO is a writer based in Chicago, Illinois. The women and men of Dahlia’s Bouquet are inspired by life, love, history, and the author’s own Rainbow Coalition family. This is her debut novel.

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