The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway was a book I judged by the cover. Going into it, I thought, "A book about gardening? Great." Little did I know that this was going to be so much more than that.
The book taught me about fixing broken relationships, nurturing a love, and finding a friend when you least expect it. The main character, Gal, was somewhat hard to like. She wasn't someone you wanted to become friends with right away. She kept to herself, was kind of a loner, and engulfed herself in her roses. Then, her niece comes along and Gal is forced to get along with her.
I learned a lot about roses and gardening, perhaps more than I ever cared to know, but aside from that, the story behind it was well written. I finished the book in one flight and it was an extremely easy read.
This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.