A memory of violets: A Novel of London's Flower Sellers
From the author of the USA Today bestseller The Girl Who Came Home comes an unforgettable historical novel that tells the story of two long-lost sisters--orphaned flower sellers--and a young woman who is transformed by their experiences
"For little sister. . . . I will never stop looking for you."
1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths.
1912. Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London to become assistant housemother at one of Mr. Shaw's Training Homes for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the homes have cared for London's orphaned and crippled flower girls, getting them off the streets. For Tilly, the appointment is a fresh start, a chance to leave her troubled past behind.
Soon after she arrives at the home, Tilly finds a notebook belonging to Flora Flynn. Hidden between the pages she finds dried flowers and a heartbreaking tale of loss and separation as Flora's entries reveal how she never stopped looking for her lost sister. 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.
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|Grouping Title||memory of violets|
|Grouping Author||gaynor hazel|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-20 22:48:45PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-20 01:29:16AM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"Step into the world of Victorian London, where the wealth and poverty exist side by side. This is the story of two long-lost sisters, whose lives take different paths, and the young woman who will be transformed by their experiences. 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."--Publisher's website.|
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|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780062316899, 9780062316905, 9780062371591|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000455370|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|William Morrow,|c2015.|389, 31 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:5a119698-b24a-49bc-aaa8-2a24abfe19b4|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015|, overdrive:61903766-9c53-49c4-83de-2269375a96c0|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2015||
|subject_facet||Flower girls -- Fiction, Historical fiction, English, London (England) -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction|
|title_display||A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers|
|title_full||A Memory of Violets A Novel of London's Flower Sellers, A memory of violets : a novel of London's flower sellers / Hazel Gaynor|
|title_short||A memory of violets :|
|title_sub||A Novel of London's Flower Sellers|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Flower girls, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, English, Literature, Sisters|