A Memory of Violets
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 3, 2015)
A short but sweet book review....................
In 1912, twenty-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London, to become assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the home has cared for London’s flower girls—orphaned and crippled children living on the grimy streets and selling posies of violets and watercress to survive.
Soon after she arrives, Tilly discovers a diary written by an orphan named Florrie—a young Irish flower girl who died of a broken heart after she and her sister, Rosie, were separated. Moved by Florrie’s pain and all she endured in her brief life, Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie. But the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart.
Yet another book that isn't a crime book!.. but what a good book it was!
A lot of atmosphere. A lot of sadness. And yet a lot of hope and happiness, all wrapped up in this one book.
The book contains 2 stories. One of the two "flower girls" and the story of Tilly, a girl who doesn't know her life was/is anything but what she thought was.
The book is very easy reading, very well written, and very descriptive. It's written keeping with the time period in which it takes place and makes you feel you are right there.
You might want to give this one a chance.