The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas

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Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It's definitely a book that made me completely lose track of time
-So Many Books, So Little Time

Synopsis

Rinette Leslie of Granmuir has the ancient gift of divining the future in flowers, but her gift cannot prepare her for the turmoil that comes when the dying queen regent entrusts her with a casket full of Scotland's darkest secrets. On the very day she means to deliver it to newly crowned Mary, Queen of Scots, Rinette's husband is brutally assassinated.

Devastated, Rinette demands justice before she will surrender the casket, but she is surrounded by ruthless men who will do anything to possess it. In the end, the flowers are all she can trust-and only the flowers will lead her safely home to Granmuir.

 

About Elizabeth Loupas

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Elizabeth Loupas has held various positions in radio and television, and worked as an editor, writer, and marketing consultant. She lives near Dallas, Texas.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by NAL. 445 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Flower Reader
All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Kayla Rosney on Apr 06 2012

The novel mixes history with fiction brilliantly. The time period is well-researched, so much thought and detail is put into the novel.

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Peeking Between the Pages

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 27 2012

it was full of intrigue, backstabbing, murder, court politics, and love- all that really good stuff that make the book so good!

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Romance Novel News

Below average
Reviewed by Trina Chase on Apr 22 2012

There were a lot of characters in this book. I found it hard to remember who they all were. There is a cast of characters section in the beginning of the book.

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So Many Books, So Little Time

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 19 2012

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It's definitely a book that made me completely lose track of time

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Broken Teepee

Good
Reviewed by Blog on May 07 2012

The Flower Reader is a refreshing take on a frequently covered period in historical fiction. Ms. Loupas inserts a number of fictional characters into history quite well.

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One Book At A Time

Good
Reviewed by Blog on Apr 17 2012

One of the most frustrating aspects of historical fiction is often the sheer volume of character. That actually works to the advantage in this story because I honestly had no clue who it was.

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Holly

Good
Reviewed by Blog on May 07 2012

This novel had a little bit of everything that I love-an intriguing mystery, a strong heroine, and a time period that is brought realistically to life.

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Book People

Good
Reviewed by Blog

I would not hesitate in recommending it to both individual readers and reading groups, especially to those who love historical fiction and thrillers.

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