A Memory of Violets: A Novel of London Flower Sellers

This was more of a feel good novel rather than a deep, complex one.  The one thing most of the characters have in common is they were the lower class in London.  Many worked in the flower market similar to Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.  Most of the characters were orphans with disabilities who sold flowers so they did not end up in the work houses.

A kind man, Mr. Shaw, has founded an orphanage and flower business and provides a safe haven for these girls.  They are well feed and have a respectable position. Tilly has been hired to act as House mother.  When she is shown to her room, she feels a presence and finds a diary written by Florrie one of the former residents of this house.  Florrie writes about the sadness she feels after losing her sister Rosie while at the flower market.  She does not know what happened to Rosie and is hopeful that she and her sister will be reunited.

The story lines for the characters are nicely woven together and the book is a nice read if you are looking for something on the lighter side.

To get more information check out this link A Memory of Violets.

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