Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Art of Arranging Flowers is a charming read!
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.
The Art of Arranging Flowers is a charming read! I loved Ruby. She has a kind heart, is a good friend, and has a special talent for choosing the right flowers for any occasion. All of the characters in this book were fun. They had such nice personalities, which made me want to get to know them better. In fact, Creekside is a place that you would want to visit and maybe stay forever at. I was already about a third of the way done with the book before I put it down to take a break. The relationship between Ruby and John was sweet. They made a cute couple. The ending was a good one. It let me with a smile on my face.