The Floristry Commission
By Claire Peate
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There are some things in life you'll never forget - or forgive - that mean flinging your plum suede kitten heels into a bag and leaving without a backward glance...and most of your wardrobe.
For Rosamund it was the sight of her boyfriend making love to her swine of a sister in front of the fridge. She's nowhere to go but the Welsh Marches and her old schoolfriend Gloria - after all, she could hardly run home to mum.
But if Ros thought the City was full of intrigue and betrayal, it's got nothing on Kings Newton. Before she knows it, she's up to her eyes in trouble with the testily pre-nuptial Gloria, planning floral subterfuge with a camp and gossipy colleague, and covering for all and sundry in a desperate attempt to survive the battle between the swoon-inducing lord of the manor and his unruly townsfolk.
"It was a sheer delight to read 'The Floristry Commission'. Rosamund, our enchanting heroine, is surrounded by a cast of great characters (I particularly liked Alan) as she attempts to re-invent her life. What with weddings, predatory blokes, a tasty Gothic hero, enough will-they-won't-they moments to keep up the pace and armfuls of flowers, 'TFC' is a fluffy, fun read. Thoroughly recommended holiday, or simply cheer-yourself-up, reading" J. Griffiths
"This book was recommended to me by a friend as a holiday read, and even though I've never written a review on Amazon before, I was compelled to share my enjoyment of this lovely little book with the world" Amazon review
"I loved this book, set at just the right pace to keep you interested but not confused. Beautifully written with wonderful characters, especially gay Alan. It is unusual to get a novel with the characters just right, sometimes bitchy, sometimes funny, but not perfect twee people like some books give you. A very enjoyable read and as a bonus the book has a quality expensive feel to it (paperbacks sometimes feel very poor quality). An up to date relevant story that will keep you entertained" Amazon review
Categories: Fiction, Novels, Romance
First Published by Honno: 14th March 2006