Books to Cozy Up With: 5 Books That Make Long Winter Nights Too Short

February 21 2014

Two brothers run a B&B and two write songs that changed Broadway. A man journeys to find himself, a baby sails into the lives of a lonely couple and a young girl communicates through flowers. These are books to read in a comfy chair with a cup of tea. These are books you owe yourself and to share with friends.

 

Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast
Bill Richardson

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The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs
Michael Feinstein

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The Language of Flowers
by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

In this heartbreaking and redemptive novel, a young woman's only connection to the world after a childhood spent in the foster-care system is through the Victorian meanings of flowers: honeysuckle for devotion, red roses for love. Now emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, she realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them.

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The Language of Flowers
Vanessa Diffenbaugh

In this heartbreaking and redemptive novel, a young woman's only connection to the world after a childhood spent in the foster-care system is through the Victorian meanings of flowers: honeysuckle for devotion, red roses for love. Now emancipated from the system with nowhere to go, she realizes she has a gift for helping others through the flowers she chooses for them.

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce

One day Harold Fry receives a letter that Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Rather than write back or even call Harold sets out in his yachting shoes and light coat on the 600 mile walk to see Queenie in person. Believing that as long as he is walking, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts.

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Rachel Joyce

One day Harold Fry receives a letter that Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. Rather than write back or even call Harold sets out in his yachting shoes and light coat on the 600 mile walk to see Queenie in person. Believing that as long as he is walking, Queenie will live. A novel of charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts.

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