Promise of Flowersby Delia Parr
Desperate, Violet devises a
Rumored to be as mad as their mother, the Dunn sisters are the innocent pawns of their cruel father, a ruthless Philadelphia shipping magnate. Since their mother's death, Violet has devoted herself to protecting her fragile sister, Rosemary, but time is running out. Rosemary is about to be put in an asylum and Violet forced to marry.
Desperate, Violet devises a plan to escape, but as circumstances conspire against her, she is forced to turn to Sam Glennings, her father's biggest rival, a man trying to forget a past of murder and madness that still haunts him. Forced to trust a man who cannot trust himself, who can give her his love, but not his future, Violet's last and only hope must come from straight the heart, where each new day brings...
THE PROMISE OF FLOWERS
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In 1833, Charles Dann insures that everyone in Philadelphia believes his two daughters Violet and Rosemary are mad, as he wants control of their trust funds. Sam Glennings comes to town to start over after his fiasco of a first marriage ended with his murderess ex-wife locked away in an asylum (see SUNRISE). Sam plans to compete with Charles as a shipping broker. By 1835, Sam¿s business ventures are succeeding while Charles is floundering. Sam meets Violet and is attracted to her until he realizes she is one those lunatic sisters that he will not go near after his first spouse. Meanwhile Charles introduces Violet to her future husband, Captain Jeremiah Miles. Charles threatens to place Rosemary in an asylum if Violet fails to cooperate. Sam learns that his company succeeded due to illegal means. His ethics cannot allow that to remain as is and he tries to help the sisters. Jeremiah meets Rosemary and it is love at first sight. Sam reassesses his opinion of Violet even as they fall in love too. Before happiness can occur, the two couples know they must deal with the odious Charles The sequel to the exciting SUNRISE, THE PROMISES OF FLOWERS is a well written novel that can supplement the first story or stand alone as a warm historical romance. The lead couple and the secondary romantic pair provide the audience with strong charcaters while Charles leaves readers thinking about the absolute power males had over females in nineteenth century America. Though some loose ends remain, Delia Parr sinks a birdie with her enjoyable, thought-provoking Americana romance. Harriet Klausner