I’m in a bit of a dilemma. Fall is here, which is very exciting for many reasons, such as: hot coffee, not iced! As great as fall is, it means gone are the days of green grass and flowers filling the flowerbeds and pots in the city. The fields sprinkled with wildflowers back home in Jersey are mowed down and something that looks like straw or corn is growing. The little patches of tulips on Park Avenue are replaced with mums (meh) or cabbages (yuck). What better way to relive the warmer days and fondly remember the colorful petals and aromatic buds of springtime past than through reading? Here are 9 books with flowers right there in the title, so as you’re curled up with your warm beverage in a cozy blanket and your favorite socks, you can think of flowers while still loving fall.
A historically well-tended garden of roses acts as an anchor for time-traveling heroine Eva Ward, who has returned home to Cornwall to spread the ashes of her recently deceased sister. While there, she finds she can easily slip into the estate’s past, where she has a hard time deciding which century she would like to live in.
When Jasmine is suddenly widowed at seventeen, she seems fated to a life of quiet isolation in the small Indian village where she was born. But, voracious for life, she flees to America where she becomes Jane Ripplemeyer. Her odyssey illuminates the fractured lives of exiles and immigrants caught up in the painful yet exhilarating cross-cultural metamorphosis.
Set in a magnificent estate in interwar Britain, this sweeping novel tells the tale of the prominent Crawford family, whose shocking secrets lead to devastating consequences for generations to come.