The Art of Arranging Flowers
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A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal—and the powerful language of flowers.
Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion.
Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It’s as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need.
Yet Ruby’s own heart’s desires have gone ignored since the death of her beloved sister. It will take an invitation from a man who’s flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy, and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit. Any life can be derailed, but the healing power of community can put it right again.
READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Beautiful, GREAT Read
"SOMETIMES you have only one moment to get it right and the thing is, you don't always know the moment when it arrives."
And so begins a beautiful story of loss and opening up your heart to move forward. The book is well written and the author has a knack for establishing lovable characters in a small town where the main character works as a florist. She is a good friend to others, loyal and kind and puts herself last. Until the moment when she gets it right. What I really like about this book is that the characters aren't perfect. It's not a mushy love story (which I hate) and spares us from saccharine dialog. What it does offer is a remarkable insight into human nature, friends and family - where "friends are the family we get to choose." Great read in which I deliberately slowed down my reading to make the story last longer.