The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard #review

Ruby Jewell knows flowers in and out. In the twenty years she has worked 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 special occasion or heal hurts, her designs mark the moments and milestones of the lives of those in her town. It is as though she just knows what they want to say without them even knowing it.

Ruby’s own heart has gone ignored since the death of her sister. It takes an invitation from a man who has flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique young boy and the concern of a veterinarian to help reawaken her wounded heart. The healing power of her community helps put her together again as she does so many times for them

I completely fell in love with this novel and could not put it down. I think so many of us know the Ruby’s in our lives. You just want the best for Ruby. She gives so much of herself to others without every quite letting them into her life. Through out the novel we see Ruby grow and heal (I love when you can watch the main character grow right in front of your eyes!) and you cry and laugh along with her. An incredibly warm and lovely story that will have you unable to put the novel down.

Rating: 5/5

Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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