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Aly (Fantasy4eva) have wanted to read this for ages! Aussie cover is gorgeous. let me know how you find this jo. recall Nomes writing a beautiful review to this and really liking it :)

message 2: by Sonya (new)

Sonya My mom is good at flower arranging. That genetic material apparently doesn't pass to me... This sounds a lovely book. And I love the quote on the aussie cover, "Anyone can grow into something beautiful". Looking forward to your review. ;-)

Amy (Turn the Page) OMG! I am exactly the same! I detest red (and pink) roses. I think they are just about the ugliest flower going. I've always liked yellow roses the best - but when it comes to flowers, there so many others I find much more beautiful!

message 4: by Jo (new)

Jo Ha, YAY. Loveless people unite.
But yes, I know what you mean. I love sunflowers too. :)
And bluebells. And daffodils.

Hahaha. ;)

message 5: by Reynje (new)

Reynje For some reason, I thought this one wasn't for me.. but after your lovely review I'm having second thoughts :)

message 6: by Jo (new)

Jo Thanks Rey, I was really surprised by this one. I thought it was going to be really pretentious but its' not at all!

message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Why do you keep writing such good reviews and making me want to read even more books! :p

message 8: by Jo (new)

Jo BECAUSE I WANT TO TAKE OVER YOUR or your bookshelves.


It's good this one, Maree, I think you'd love it :)

message 9: by Michelle (new)

Michelle That explains the weird looks my husband gets each year for getting me yellow roses for our anniversary! (And I would love to have that book that the ladies of Cranford use to look up the meaning of all the flowers!) Very good review -- you've made me want to read it.

message 10: by Leslie (new)

Leslie I don't like red roses either. For some reason they make me think of funerals. Maybe in a parallel universe they do mean just that. And you know how we were white for weddings and in like, say, Korea, they wear white for funerals? It's all got mixed up in my head. Red roses are sad for me, I like pink ones. I have never been given pink ones though, just red. Sigh.

message 11: by Jo (new)

Jo Thanks Michelle, I hope you enjoy it!

I always associate red roses with tragic, doomed love. Ha, god knows what that says about me!

I've always been told that lilies are funeral flowers but I just adore them. :)

message 12: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Jo wrote: "BECAUSE I WANT TO TAKE OVER YOUR or your bookshelves.


It's good this one, Maree, I think you'd love it :)"

Ahhh that's your plan! It's working! Seriously, I am so glad I've found friends one here who recommend books I end up really loving. :)

message 13: by Flannery (new)

Flannery I prefer no roses. I kind of hate them.

message 14: by Alyson (new)

Alyson Reuben Ha! That’s funny about the meaning of yellow roses. Who knew, huh? I like red AND yellow roses. Or almost any other kind of flower, for that matter. And I love painting them in oil and acrylic, too. That aside, your review is awesome. This book is in my TRP, and I can't wait to get around to reading it.

message 15: by Stacielynn (new)

Stacielynn not a huge fan of roses, but if i am going to have them yellow is hands-down my favorite. was very bummed to look up the meanings of the flowers in the arrangements at my daughter's recent wedding. glad i didn't know beforehand.

message 16: by Daryl (new)

Daryl I have to say I too was shocked by some meanings,,,,red geraniums which I have had at my front door for years means :stupidity" Think I'll change them out

message 17: by Liz (new)

Liz I liked your comment about "magical realism". There were elements of the story that required suspension of disbelief (Grant and Elizabeth's persistence in loving such a prickly, difficult person) but if one views it as a bit of an allegory or fairy tale it becomes much more enjoyable.

message 18: by Judy (new)

Judy Like you I didn't realize that flowers had meaning and carried yellow roses in my wedding boquet because I liked the color yellow. If I had known the meaning, I might have reconsidered my choice.

message 19: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Great review! Bravo!

message 20: by Brandi (new)

Brandi Since no one else has said it yet, how could you not know that yellow roses had a bad meaning?! How is it that not one of the people who gave you weird and/or horrified looks explained their meaning to you? Or told you something along the lines of 'yellow roses mean something bad. I don't know what exactly, but it's something bad'? That's more appalling than your not knowing.

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