Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (29)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! (Graphic created with Antiquaire page kit by Silvia Romeo.)
The Care and Handling of Roses and Thorns
by Margaret Dilloway
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads
Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling between the high school, the hospital, and her home on a strict schedule.
Only at home, in her garden, does Gal come alive. It's here that she experiments with Hulthemia roses, painstakingly cross-pollinating various specimens in the hopes of creating a brand-new variation of spectacular beauty. But even her passion has a highly structured goal: Gal wants to win Queen of Show in a major competition and bring that rose to market.
Then one afternoon Gal's teenaged niece Riley, the daughter of her estranged sister, arrives. Unannounced. Neither one of them will ever be the same.
Filled with gorgeous details of the art of rose breeding, The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns is a testament to the redemptive power of love.
Why I am waiting....
I was attracted to the cover and when I saw it on another blog, and the story sounds like one I would read.


  1. Ooo, this sounds like a really good book!

  2. I like the sound of this one! And what a gorgeous cover....thanks for sharing.

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  3. Sounds like a good book and I love the cover.

    My WOW.

  4. I do love the cover. It's been a while since I was able to read an adult novel but this does sound good. Thanks for sharing.
    Shellie @ Creative Reads

  5. Great pick! I can't wait to be able to check this one out too - thank you for sharing, it's definitely being added to my TBR list! :)

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