Title: Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, The
Authors: Dilloway, Margaret
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 404
Year: 2012
Language: English
Description: As prickly as the roses she breeds, Galilee 'Gal' Garner lives a very disciplined existence. When she is not teaching high school biology, she is with her beloved roses, attempting to bring a new breed to commercial success, or at hospital undergoing dialysis. School, roses, hospital, ad infinitum, that is until her teenage niece Riley turns up on her doorstep, promising upheaval.

This uplifting story navigates the thorny challenge of chronic disease and family dynamics, beautifully balanced with the intricacies of rose gardening.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Loved the book. Interesting characters that are developed well. It kept my interest from page one."

"The description of roses is fascinating, especially the brief introduction to chapters."

"Most enjoyable. It's a 10 for me."

"I think women would enjoy this more than men." "The book shows the power of family connections and loyalties, regardless of circumstances." "It's longer than need be. I wasn't so interested in the rose-breeding activities."
Categories: Fiction, Medical/Health, Relationships, Science & Technology, America, 2018 Titles


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