I first found Rachel Walter through Quirky Blind Date with a book when I read Pucked, which i absolutely loved. This past month another book by her, A Message of Flowers, was one of our blind date books.
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.
I had mixed feelings on this book. I really enjoyed the concept of the story, but the overall execution of it just didn’t pan out for me. However, it was a good read and I’d recommend it if you like a good friends to lovers romance.
Corbin was my favorite character of the book. He was sweet and charming. He was in love with Georgina since they were in high school, but her never felt good enough for her. I could really connect to him, and the love he showed for her was beautiful.
I loved the concept of the secret messenger that leaves flowers, and how she incorporated the meanings of the flowers throughout the chapters, but one thing I didn’t like was how some areas of the book seemed to drag, some parts could have been a little more concise or cut out to make the flow of the book better. The other issue I had was some of the characters. I really disliked all of the side characters, especially Breeze and Jacob.
I did enjoy this book, but her other book Pucked was more my taste. Pucked was absolutely amazing!
My Rating: 3 stars
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