Friday, January 27, 2012

Forget-Her-Nots Every Flower Has a Secret

Laurel’s mother passes away, just when she needs her most.. on the cusp of becoming a young woman. Her father immediately sells their home and moves them away from her mothers beloved gardens. Her grandmother is devastated and becomes withdrawn, even going so far as burning her own gardens!
Laurel starts school at a boarding school that her mother and her grandmother both attended. The only person she knows there is her cousin, Rose. She is lonely with few friends and deeply missing her mother, home and the supporting love of her grandmother.
Things begin to change one day when Laurel is giving a presentation in English class on the Victorian Language of Flowers. Strange sensations and thoughts begin to happen when Laurel interacts with the flowers she brought for the demonstration.  She soon learns she has the ability to affect peoples lives with the flowers she shares with them! Giving a spinster teacher a bouquet transforms the teacher's life with a love interest, and soon Laurel’s secret is out. Other girls begin clamoring for Laurel to give them flowers to help with tests or attract a boy. Being only fourteen years old, Laurel doesn’t fully understand or have the ability to have control of her power and many unusual things begin to happen to the girls who receive requested  tussie mussies and bouquets from her!
Ms. Suarez, who is in charge of the schools conservatory, takes Laurel under her wing and begins to reveal to Laurel her family legacy. Her grandmother finally recovers from the devastating grief of loosing her daughter, and joins in to help guide Laurel in learning to control her inherited power.
I highly recommend this book for young women. Very well written, entertaining, and enchanting. I found it a delightful read myself! Amy Brecount White has crafted an amazingly magical story!
forgethernots
 Hugs to All who Visit Comfrey Cottages xx

15 comments:

Eveline said...

Wow, that sounds great. Thank you for sharing this!
And I love your blog...

Ann Gilman said...

Oh this sounds like a Wonderful Story on a cold winters day with a cup of hot tea :)

Herbaholic said...

Ohhh looks like I may have found one of the books to take on my holidays, hope we can get it in the UK!!!

Comfrey Cottages said...

Thank you for visiting, Eveline! xx It is a lovely story:)xx

So sweet, Ann. Perfect! A cup of tea all coccoon in the house with a magical story! xxx

I hope you can find it too, Debs! Perfect vacation book! xx

Moon Gazing Hare said...

What a fantastic theme for a story, thanks telling us x

Rita M said...

Seems a nice and interesting book to read. XXXX

Comfrey Cottages said...

Thanks Jackie and Rita! It is an enchanting story and I think any adult woman would also love it! If you are looking for a sweet present for a young lady, this book would be perfect! xxx

~ Jayne ~ said...

I would like to read it for the Victorian flower lore aspect, as well as the interesting storyline.I am fortunate to have my own maternal Grandmother's Lilly-of-the-Valley and peppermint plants still thriving in the backyard garden.Both perennials have been dwelling there for almost fifty years now.The former was her birth flower that she grew for its delightful fragrance and the latter she used in teas and such.

Arya said...

Amy sent me some swag when this book came out! I'm out of postcards, or I'd mail you one. :(

Comfrey Cottages said...

What a delightful share, Jayne! Thank you! How very lovely to have plants in the gardens that your grandmother grew! xxx

Arya, oooo how neat! Did you see where I posted that I can't figure out how to post your journal link to my blogger dashboard and I don't know how else to know whenever you post? I had to do a search through live journal also, as the link you left on one of my blog posts didn't work. Any ideas how I can follow you also? xxx

Arya said...

Aww... I hate you had to do that. This is my first time using live journal, and it's proving a pain. On my blogger dashboard, under the list of blogs I follow their is an orange button that says "ADD". I click that then it says add with url and put in the address. That worked.

This SHOULD be the correct link. Sorry the last one didn't work. http://aryasworld.livejournal.com/

Arya said...

You just have to copy and paste it into the address bar, I think...

Comfrey Cottages said...

It worked this time, Arya:) Yea! Thanks for the new link:)

Danielle said...

Sounds like my kind of book!! Thanks for the recommendation - I will add it to my winter reading list :)

XOXO
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Comfrey Cottages said...

You are welcome, Danielle xx