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    • Publication date:18 Jun 2015
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The Flower Arrangement

An uplifting, moving page-turner.

By Ella Griffin

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Every bouquet tells a story in this delightful novel woven around a Dublin florist from Irish author Ella Griffin.

Every bouquet tells a story...

And every story begins at Blossom & Grow, a tiny jewel-like flower shop in the heart of Dublin. Here, among the buckets of fragrant blooms, beneath the flickering candles and lanterns, florist Lara works her magic, translating feelings into flower arrangements, changing hearts and lives. Whether its bridal posies, anniversary bouquets or surprise deliveries from secret admirers, Lara arranges the flowers for all manner of life-changing moments.

No stranger to heartbreak herself, Lara knows flowers say more than words ever can. But can the flowers that heal the customers work their magic on Lara?

Drawing together a delightful cast of characters, Ella Griffin brings her warmth, wit and wisdom to a captivating tale woven around a Dublin florist.

Biographical Notes

Ella Griffin was born in Dublin. She was an award-winning advertising copywriter before she took the leap into fiction. She has written three novels since 2011. She writes about love and loss and loves making readers laugh and cry (sometimes on the same page.) Ella lives with her husband in County Wicklow in Ireland.

You can find Ella at www.ellagriffin.com, Facebook/EllaGriffinAuthor and @EllaGriffin1

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  • ISBN: 9781409145806
  • Publication date: 16 Jun 2016
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Orion
One of my favourite books of all time — Marian Keyes
This beautifully written story explores the joys and sorrows of Lara, who opens a flower shop in the heart of Dublin following the death of her baby son ... it's a gentle and poignant story ... Marian Keyes fans will enjoy this lovely book. — CANDIS
The Flower Arrangement is one of the most charming books I have ever read — REVIEWED THE BOOK
Ella Griffin.. offers an astonishing insight into people. As the tales accumulate and details build up, it becomes clear that this collection of interweaving short stories is a little masterpiece. The writing is exquisite and I cared deeply about the characters. — MARIAN KEYES, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
A pleasure to read - assured, witty, and highly likeable.. Ideal holiday reading. — IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY
A charming and moving story. — WEST AUSTRALIAN
'Beautifully interwoven stories, perfect for Maeve Binchy fans.' — Karen Byrom, My Weekly
'Beautifully interwoven stories, perfect for Maeve Binchy fans.' — Karen Byrom, My Weekly
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