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  • Title: The Art of Arranging Flowers
  • Author: Lynne Branard
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  • Page: 301
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal and the powerful language of flowers Ruby Jewell knows flowers In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement fA moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal and the powerful language of flowers Ruby Jewell knows flowers In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors It s as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need Yet Ruby s own heart s desires have gone ignored since the death of her beloved sister It will take an invitation from a man who s flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy, and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit Any life can be derailed, but the healing power of community can put it right again READERS GUIDE INSIDE
    Lynne Branard
    Pseudonym for Lynne Hinton


    Commentaires:

    Ash Wednesday
    2.5 STARSWe become who we are meant to be because of the things along our edges that pulls us into existence.Just to be clear, I do not hate this book. I believe this will please a very specific reader demographic which I am unfortunately not a part of. But the disappointment from where I stand is just too palpable for me to justify to myself the 3-stars that this probably does deserve. I was expecting romance: the heroine owns a dog, somewhere a sweet veterinarian turns up, THE FREAKING COVER I [...]

    MaurynneMaxwell
    There are writers who tell a great story, and writers who put together wonderful sentences. There are my favorite writers, who do both. Lynne Branard is now on my favorite author list. With the literary talent of Alice Hoffman, the sweetness and humor of Sarah Addison Allen, and the wholesome storytelling of Debbie Maccomber, Branard still carves her own niche. The Art of Arranging Flowers is a gentle, magical exploration of love and grief and the healing power of beauty. It's a sweet story of t [...]

    Bubble Bath Books
    Bubby says: I have a new mission in life. It is to go to my nearest bookstore and purchase every single book that Lynne Branard (also known as Lynne Hinton and Jackie Lynn) has ever written. And then I will sit in my comfy chair with my stack of books and disappear into a world of meticulously crafted characters and communities that feel like I’ve been there before. And when I’ve read them all (and don’t bother me until I’m done) I will be a better person, because this book touched my so [...]

    Julie
    This is a beautiful story set in a small town in Washington state. Ruby is a florist who takes care of everyone's needs but her own. I was hooked on this book from the start. The descriptions of the flowers and their healing attributes were poetic. The story unfolds as beautifully as a flower opens up and blossoms.The characters are all well developed and key to the story. All the characters felt like neighbors, and by the end of the book, I was wishing I could move to Creekside, Washington.The [...]

    Susan Kaplan
    The Art of Arranging Flowers is a lilting, lyrical love story, although it doesn't feel like a love story at first. Ruby Jewell owns a flower shop in a small town and is a magician at knowing what her clients need (almost all repeat customers) and designs her arrangements with serious intent, adding blooms and other things that facilitate whatever the recipient needs, be it healing, love, courage, or energy. She is patient and kind to all her customers, all of whom love her. Ruby has a sad shado [...]

    Beckie
    When I first started "The Art of Arranging Flowers" by Lynn Branard my first thought was "so she is a florist and the book is about arranging flowers?" I didn't have high hopes. However! This book is sooooo much more than that. Branard makes flower arranging sound like the most fascinating thing ever. I had no idea all of the inside things on flowers and arranging. I had heard of aroma therapy, but had never heard of how colors or certain flowers can not only alter mood, but promote healing and [...]

    Judy Lesley
    Have you ever wanted to own a florist shop? Did you ever realize how much private information actually passes through a florist shop in the course of the owners and workers just filling orders? Those two questions are some of the reasons I found this novel so interesting. The story takes place in a small town in Washington State and centers on a young, single woman who owns the town’s floral business. Ruby Jewell has portions of her own personal life that she hasn’t come to terms with yet, b [...]

    Cinta
    I got a free copy of this book from Penguin Books as part of their First to Read program.I have to say that I was suffering from a really bad case of insomnia and this book made my problem disappear. I would read a chapter every night. Just one, because I was already sleeping before I could start a second one. I didn't start kind of liking this book until it was almost finished.I found the book boring and repetitive, and I think the flowers had much more prominence than the characters, when it s [...]

    Isis
    I would like to thank NetGalley and Berkley Trade for granting me the opportunity to read eARC in exchange for an honest review. Though I received this e-book for free that in no way impacts my review.Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion.W [...]

    Mary Brown
    The Art Of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard was a love story but it was also a story about heartbreak, healing and friendship. It was the story of a woman learning to let go and find herself. Ruby Jewell is an amazing florist who has the uncanny ability to make flowers arrangements for her customers that meets their needs, even if the customer doesn’t realize what those needs may be. She knows how to add flowers to help improve mood, or offer hope or encourage love. Her professional life is [...]

    Nicki Conroy
    Having been married and then single for longer than the marriage lasted, I was intrigued with this book. First, I love flowers. To read all about why Ruby picked certain flowers for certain reasons amazed me. I want to know if florists really do that. I also want to learn more about what differing flowers mean.Then came the crux of the book. Ruby needed to be open to love. This part of the book is the part that resonated with me. I could feel her walls and feel how hard it was for her to let the [...]

    Allison
    This is a beautifully written book about a florist, Ruby Jewell, who works magic with her carefully designed floral creations but refuses to allow her inner self to bloom. When some very special people come into her life, Ruby begins to let go and live. I loved it.

    Cynthia
    The Art of Arranging Flowers was a cute read about learning to love again, finding your place and opening your heart to those around you. Ruby is a strong woman who has been through a lot in life. An alcoholic mother who at times was abusive, she lost her sister to depression when the doctor gave her the wrong medicine. She has lost every person in her life that is important thus she closes off her heart and only opens it when others around her need her help. She takes care of the whole town mak [...]

    Krystle
    3.5 stars.Wow, here’s a genre I never read from – contemporary women’s fiction. To be honest, the only reason I picked this book up was because it involved flowers and a main character who owned her own flower shop.I have worked in a flower shop for almost a decade now and I’m pretty familiar with how a business in this field operates, as well as being well versed in the names of flowers. I do the menial tasks of cutting and cleaning flowers, keeping the supplies and facilities tidy and [...]

    Stefanie Kamerman
    Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through Net Galley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”SynopsisRuby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resti [...]

    Amanda
    I received this book through a giveaway on . I was asked to give an honest review.When I first entered the draw, I wasn't sure it was something that I could get into, but seemed to have a decent story to it. This book was not at all what I expected it to be. It was much much more.It was hard to put the book down when everyday life would pop up.The story was simple, things that a lot of people could go through in their lives. I was able to relate on a few different levels. -Right from the beginni [...]

    Becky
    I received a free ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review…Ruby is a florist in a small town. She knows just what each of her customers needs, she adds that little something for each person, whether they are ill, or looking for new love or sending a gift. She has a way & a touch & shares little tidbits of life with her customers. She herself has had a tragic life, filled with sadness & loss. The people she knows & the ones she meets tie her life up with [...]

    Stephanie Rollins
    The cover of this book is lame. Just overlook that. There is a great story inside. Ruby knows loss, and Ruby knows flowers. Flowers got her through the pain. However, she has built a wall around herself. She is known as a matchmaker and the master of love for all around her, but she does not know love. Love, in many forms, walks into her life. She has the option of walking away, and she has the option of tearing down her wall. The characters in this book are quirky. They live in a quirky town, a [...]

    Gela
    I would actually give it 3.5 stars. The novel has its charming moments but it lacks depth. What I mean is everything is left to the "imagination." It's all implied. The only description or detail you get in this novel is the flower arrangements. If Branard wound go in detail about the events that took place then this novel would be a four or five star novel. Too much was left out. I don't want to describe to myself Ruby's wedding to my taste, or what and how Will's adoption actually went. I want [...]

    Onceinabluemoon
    3.5 typical chic lit with garden chatter, I do love the garden ;-)

    Stacie
    I can usually tell pretty early on if I am going to love a book or not and this one I knew by the first few chapters that it was a story I would going to enjoy. Ruby Jewell is the owner of a flower shop and has sold thousands of bouquets to residents of her small town over the years. She has chosen the bouquets, using just the right flowers to convey the perfect message or elicit the right remedy. For example, white flowers to promote a healing spirit, marigolds to increase positive energies, an [...]

    writer...
    "I want to unfold. I don't want to stay folded anywhere,because where I am folded, there I am a lie." -- RilkeSo begins Lynne Branard's The Art of Arranging FLowers released June 3rdEndearing story .at begins with Ruby at the furthest point from the above quote, bringing her to this new perspective in the process of the book's journey. Ruby is insightful and creative in relational advice to customers of her flower shop, yet, when we first meet her, entirely disconnected from her own heart. She h [...]

    Carla
    The idea of using flowers-(specifically the creation of floral arrangements) as a metaphor for all the joy and heartache that unfolds throughout a lifetime-is a sweet and touching one. This is the premise behind Lynne Branard's novel, The Art of Arranging Flowers. It is the story of Ruby Jewell-a florist living in rural Washington State, still grieving the death of her beloved sister Daisy. Ruby shares her life with her dog Clementine, and fills her days bringing joy (or at least easing the pain [...]

    Lillian
    The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard is a story about Ruby Jewell, the local florist, and how she begins to live again twenty years after the death of her baby sister. Ruby is alone, save her dog Clementine, and she's okay with that, or at least she thinks she is. The arrival of Will, a ten year old orphan living with his grandparents after the death of his mother, and her first date since college with Captain Dan Miller help her realize otherwise. This story is so beautifully written! [...]

    Vickie
    I just finished this book and as I sat down to write my review, my three-year-old grandson woke up from his nap. I will return to write this review.Go Cards! L1C4!!

    Deborah
    Flowers can provide an opening, a crack through which emotion that can't be verbalized flows through, surrounding the recipient with love or laughter, support or security, tenderness or healing.Ruby Jewell was in need of all of these things. Devastated after the death of her sister, Ruby takes to her bed, draws the covers over her head and shuts out light and life and love, hoping to never awaken. But, she does. And what opens a crack in her despondency, encouraging her to live again? The beauty [...]

    Nicole
    Honestly this was just too dull for me to enjoy anything about it, which is sad because I really thought I would like it. The first part of the book is Ruby interacting with her customers and arranging flowers for them. We get stories about her customers, but this is all there is. People coming into the shop or calling her on the phone. Nothing happens. And it’s not just that. It was the way that it was written. I felt like I was reading a grocery list or something. This happened, this happene [...]

    Melissa
    This review can be found on my blog.I would be lying if I said that I was hooked on this book from the start. The truth is, I started reading this a few times, each time getting through the first chapter and putting it down. But once I got past the first few chapters and the plot really got going, I was hooked. I could NOT put this down! Throughout the story, Ruby is prim and proper to the point that she was making me crazy. I wanted to yell into the book "Take a chance!!! Live a little!!!" But [...]

    Susan
    I really, really wanted to like this book. The description reminded me of one of my favorite books, incorporating quirky characters and a hint of magic to help the main character get over a loss. But I just couldn’t connect with any of these characters. Too much of the story happened off of the page and then was remembered or discussed instead of letting me live through the experiences with Ruby. And the writing involved too much telling and way too little showing, which kept me from fully fee [...]

    Cheryl
    The Art of Arranging Flowers is a charming read! I loved Ruby. She has a kind heart, is a good friend, and has a special talent for choosing the right flowers for any occasion. All of the characters in this book were fun. They had such nice personalities, which made me want to get to know them better. In fact, Creekside is a place that you would want to visit and maybe stay forever at. I was already about a third of the way done with the book before I put it down to take a break. The relationshi [...]

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