Ditch Flowers

Ditch Flowers

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by Amanda Linsmeier
     
 

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Trouble comes in threes, Grandma CeCe always said...

A baby. Just holding one sets Julia's heart thumping. She's wanted a child for so long. When she finally gets pregnant, she's bursting to tell the world...until a checkup from the doctor confirms a miscarriage.

Julia's world feels like it's dissolving. This second tragedy following her father-in-law's

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Trouble comes in threes, Grandma CeCe always said...

A baby. Just holding one sets Julia's heart thumping. She's wanted a child for so long. When she finally gets pregnant, she's bursting to tell the world...until a checkup from the doctor confirms a miscarriage.

Julia's world feels like it's dissolving. This second tragedy following her father-in-law's death, shakes her and her husband Greg. To support his mother, they uproot their lives and move to Greg's childhood home. Under the bright Midwestern sky, Julia can feel a new world and new hope beginning.

But trouble comes in threes, and soon a boy shows up at Julia's new daycare whose blue eyes and freckled face look eerily like Greg's. Despite her love for her husband, Julia finds her thoughts haunted by the boy's face, and she can't shake the feeling that her husband has a secret.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940811321
Publisher:
Penner Publishing
Publication date:
08/21/2015
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
684,375
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

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Ditch Flowers 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DixonCain More than 1 year ago
The writing in Ditch Flowers is sybaritic and mesmerizing. It does not surprise me to learn the author also pens poetry. I was captivated from the first page. I have never experienced miscarriage or the loss of a child, but somehow, I was able to identify with Julia. There have been times I haven't received what I wanted desperately. Also, perhaps like most people, I have experienced betrayal of trust. She is a strong woman and while she makes choices that possibly I wouldn't make, I could certainly feel why she makes them. I certainly had leaky eyes several times during this read, but somehow I didn't feel sad. Julia was loved and there was never an uncertainty of that, at least not to me. The question was would it be enough. I felt she would be okay either way she chose. I highly recommend reading this book.
CathieArms More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. I really enjoyed the characters and the way the author was able to bring to life the feelings of the main character, Julia. The only reason I don't give it a full five-stars is because I VERY RARELY give out a full five-stars. Otherwise, I think that a lot of people would give this a full five-star review. It really is well written, and I kept wanting to know more about the characters. Would definitely recommend to friends.
Holly More than 1 year ago
I received this book through Novel Reviewer.com in exchange for a honest review. Ditch Flowers is about a woman named Julia and her husband, Greg and their struggle to keep a pregnancy. The book starts out with them losing their first baby and all the heartache that comes with that, they move back up to Michigan from New Orleans to where Greg is from after losing 2 more babies. When they get up to Michigan, Julia starts working at a daycare and discovers a secret that threatens to tear her and Greg apart. At the end, even through all the heartache and pain, they received a gift they always wanted! I truly enjoyed this book, even all the sadness that losing a baby brings, this book is truly worth reading because you never know what will happen and it will bring a smile to your face on the last page just knowing that everything happens for a reason!! Thank You to Amanda Linsmeier for writing such a excellent first novel and I'm looking forward to reading what is next!