A MESSAGE OF FLOWERS
by: Rachel Walter
Published: December 3, 2013
White Carnations – pure love, sweet and lovely.
Daisy – Innocence, beauty, simplicity.
To florist, Georgina Nickols, every flower has a meaning and a purpose. Flowers are something she knows, lives, and breathes. But when they start mysteriously showing up on her porch, she’s unsure of their meaning, and of who is leaving them.
What do these flowers mean to the messenger?
An old friend from high school, Corbin Waylay, moves back to town. When he shows up, he stirs up all kinds of trouble for Georgina. Her life-long friend, Sid Trail, hates him and makes that fact clear to Georgina. But despite the warnings from her friend, she just can’t help the feelings that resurface. The feelings she hasn’t felt for anyone since high school graduation, the feelings that only Corbin can induce.
As Corbin moves closer into her life, it causes a rift between her and Sid. The mystery flowers continue to appear and begin to add to the stresses of life.
Love, secrets, pain, and lies surround Georgina, putting her trust to the test.
When the messenger is finally revealed, will the meaning of the flowers be enough to repair the damage of those hidden secrets?
Forget Me Nots – Remember me forever, good memories, hope.
Single Red Rose – I love you.
“Sometimes it’s little reminders, like the road less traveled, that sparks meaning into everything else we’ve been through.” (77%)
I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, it missed the mark for me.
This is a book about flowers and their meanings, yet it also has the second chance romance trope (which I truly enjoy!). But I feel the book was more focused on the flowers than anything else. In addition, I liked the flower types at the beginning of each chapter. However, I think the definitions of their meaning was a tad overkill. As the chapter progressed, the reader could get a feel for themselves if the types of flowers that were left for Georgina to find where good or bad.
That being said, A Message of Flowers was extremely predictable for me. I had it figured out fairly on, and pushed my way through the rest of the book. Turns out, I was exactly right. And for the right reasons too.
Overall, I did enjoy the book, but there could have been more to it.
*I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy as part of the Quirky Blind Date.