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The Heirloom Garden - by Viola Shipman (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)

Weight: .7 Pounds

Number of Pages: 448

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Women

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Graydon House

Author: Viola Shipman

Age Range: Adult

Language: English

Street Date: April 28, 2020
TCIN: 76511124
UPC: 9781525804618
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-2735
Origin: Made in the USA

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Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built a new family...of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to a garden filled with the heirloom starts that keep the memories of her loved ones alive. When Abby Peterson moves next door with her family--a husband traumatized by his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability--Iris is reluctantly yet inevitably drawn into her boisterous neighbor's life, where, united by loss and a love of flowers, she and Abby tentatively unearth their secrets, and help each other discover how much life they have yet to live.



Book Synopsis



In her inimitable style, Viola Shipman explores the unlikely relationship between two very different women brought together by the pain of war, but bonded by hope, purpose...and flowers.

Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to illness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind the towering fence surrounding her home, Iris has built a new family...of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to a garden filled with the heirloom starts that keep the memories of her loved ones alive.

When Abby Peterson moves next door with her family--a husband traumatized by his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability--Iris is reluctantly yet inevitably drawn into her boisterous neighbor's life, where, united by loss and a love of flowers, she and Abby tentatively unearth their secrets, and help each other discover how much life they have yet to live.

With delightful illustrations and fascinating detail, Viola Shipman's heartwarming story will charm readers while resonating with issues that are so relevant today.



Review Quotes



"The emotional scars left by war unite two women, generations apart, in Shipman's sentimental family saga...Shipman's tale successfully captures these women's resilience and their hopeful desire for new beginnings."--Publishers Weekly

"The likable women and the engaging information on flowers will appeal to readers of Rhys Bowen's The Victory Garden (2019) and fans of Mary Alice Monroe and Lorna Landvik." --Booklist

"Shipman patiently and gently unearths the deeply flawed characters' sorrows and reveals the delicate buds of happiness that eventually blossom." --BookPage

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