The Flower Reader
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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 3rd 2012
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
"Just a small peek.. no one will ever find out." It was those famous last words of her husband Alexander that started Rinette on a long journey, one that she hated and feared all at the same time. After looking into the silver casket that the former queen had entrusted her into giving to her daughte...
This one turned out to be a real surprise for me. I was expecting yet another historical romance, heavy on the sex, low on the research -- and what I got instead was a well-written, well-paced novel set in Mary, Queen of Scots court, and a young lady with plenty of problems. Suddenly widowed and wit...
I really liked this book. I am so impressed by the historical fiction that is being written these days. Pretty much every book is well-written and captivating and The Flower Reader is definitely up there with them.This is the first novel I have read which features Mary, Queen of Scots. I was not ...
If I had to come up with a super pithy summary, I think I'd describe this book as royal intrigue meets CSI, with a fringe of Medium for good measure. Set during the 1560s, the story follows Marina "Rinette" Leslie, a Scottish noblewoman with a gift for floromancy, or the ability to read the future ...
“It was not easy to search for a murderer when one was a queen's lady”The Flower Reader is one of those books where the less you know about the story the better, so I'm keeping the plot description very brief and just will just tease instead with a few favorite quotes. Rinette Leslie of Granmuir is ...