Today is my turn to host the Coming Up Roses Blog Book tour.
Coming Up Roses is the brilliant new book by Rachael Lucas and I have been waiting what feels like forever to get my hands on it. Just like her first novel Sealed with a Kiss I wasn't disappointed.
Would-be gardener Daisy can't believe her luck when her parents announce they're off on a midlife crisis gap year, leaving her in charge of their gorgeous garden. After a turbulent few months, a spot of quiet in the countryside is just what she needs.
A shoulder to cry on wouldn't go amiss either - so when Daisy comes across Elaine and Jo, she breathes a sigh of relief. But her new friends are dealing with dramas of their own...
As Daisy wrestles the garden into something resembling order, her feelings for handsome Irishman George begin to take root. Daisy's heart's desire − her parent's garden − is under threat, and Daisy's forced to confront nosey neighbours and fight greedy developers. Village life is turning out to be far from peaceful.
The there are so many reasons why I love this book from the tittle, roses are my favourite flowers in fact one of daughters middle name is rose!
Rachel's description of the flowers and gardens make you feel that you are there smelling and touching them.
The characters are fantastic and you can just picture them. I really want to go and be friends with many of them.
Its a very funny and heart warming story, I found myself giggling quite a bit.
Ultimately this is a story of friendship and shows we are never too old to make new ones.
If you are looking for your summer read I highly recommend Coming Up Roses.
The last day of the tour is tomorrow and Nellie Poms Poms is hosting.
Follow the chat on twitter with #cominguproses