THE FLORAL COMPANION by Anthea  Bell

THE FLORAL COMPANION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An occasionally slow-going but nonetheless engaging second novel from Bell (A London Season, 1983), this one set in post-Regency England--circa 1830--and starring spunky heroine Mrs. Caroline ("Carey") Eliott, newly widowed, whose interest in botanical drawing (among other things) leads her to a long stay at scheming/greedy Cousin Clarissa's country estate. There, Carey will not only meet a (mostly) likable bunch of country folk--including the minister and his wife as well as the madam of the brothel across the street--but find a spot of real, grown-up romance. Pleasant entertainment for fans of the genre.

Pub Date: Feb. 22nd, 1989
ISBN: 312-02578-5
Publisher: St. Martin's
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