I received two books this week (one for review and one giveaway win): The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton, which was sent to me by the author (read my review of Crossed Wires, her previous book) and Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin, which I won from Staci at Life in the Thumb.
Here’s the blurb on the back of The Tapestry of Love:
A rural idyll: that’s what Catherine is seeking when she sells her house in England and moves to a tiny hamlet in the Cévennes mountains. With her divorce in the past and her children grow, she is free to make a new start, and to set up in business as a seamstress. But this is a harsh and lonely place when you’re no longer here on holiday. There is French bureaucracy to contend with, not to mention the mountain weather, and the reserve of her neighbours, including the intriguing Patrick Castagnol. And that's before the arrival of Catherine's sister Bryony...
And here’s the blurb on the back of Hothouse Flower:
Lila Nova is a thirty-two-year-old advertising copywriter who lives alone in a plain white box of an apartment. Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila has a simple mantra: no pets, no plants, no people, no problems. But when Lila meets David Exley, a ruggedly handsome plant seller, her lonely life blossoms into something far more colorful. From the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the verdant jungles of the Yucatán Peninsula, Hothouse Flower is the story of a woman who must travel beyond the boundaries of sense and comfort to find what she truly wants.
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