Set against the backdrop of World War I and amid the beautiful Cornish countryside, this is the story of a mother and daughter, bound together by a collection of pressed flowers and the memories they hold. 1914. To the delight of her parents, Violet Prideaux is set to marry local squire Weston Penruth. But an incident during their engagement party sees her leaving behind her friends and family and fleeing to London. Here in the big city she meets local artist Jack Fairling, falling instantly in love. But when Jack enlists, can their happiness survive the horrors of war?
1936. When Violet's daughter Aster reaches the age of twenty-one, she receives a letter that turns her world upside down. With the support of her childhood friend Harry Penruth and the comfort of her mother's treasured flower book, she travels to London to discover her destiny.
And as Aster unearths the lies and secrets of her childhood, a future of love and hope may be closer than she realises . . .
"An absorbing novel about life and love at the time of the Great War. The characters are all wonderfully written, with great depth and shades of light and dark... The story plays out beautifully and the book was quite impossible to put down." -- The Bookbag
The Flower Book
Allison & Busby, Limited
Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes