Monday, August 27, 2012

The Care & Handling of Roses with Thorns

"Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling between the high school, the hospital and her home on a strict schedule.
Only at home, in her gardens, does Gal come alive. It's here that she experiements with Hulthemia roses, painstakingly cross-pollinating various specimens in the hope of creating a brand-new rose variation of spectacular beauty and delectable fragrance. But even her passion has a highly structured goal: Gal wants to win Queen of Show in a major competition and bring that rose to market.

Then one afternoon Gal's teenaged niece Riley, the daughter of her estranged sister, arrives. Unannounced. And neither of them will ever be the same.

Filled with gorgeous details of the art of rose breeding, The Care and Handling Roses with Thorns is a testatment to the redemptive power of love."

While I wish I could say I wrote the above, I did not. It came from the book's dust jacket and I can not describe this wonderful, beautiful, and tender book any better in my own words. For me it was a page turner and I managed to finish it in one day!

Margaret Gilloway is also the author of How to Be an American Housewife, which I plan to read as soon as I can get myself to the library. Meant to stop on my way home after running some errands but totally forgot! When I have more than a few things to do, I usually write a list. Today I didn't. But not to worry as I always have another book waiting for me in the wings. More about that book in a future post.

Happy Reading whether you read the printed word or an eReader.



Tracey said...

NO. WAY. I just added this book to my Goodreads "to-read" list after reading a review @ the library!!! Great minds think alike, huh? Lol.

Lynn said...

Sigh. I'm so going to read this...

Kate I said...

Thanks for the recommendation...I've just been looking for a book to add to my ereader for our upcoming trip! I'm going to go and add it now. (it's great to reconnect with you)

Anonymous said...

Well, I'll have to read this. Sounds oh so good. Thanks for telling us about it.