Published by Harlequin on May 9, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Family Life / General, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Small Town & Rural, Fiction / Women
Format: ARC, eBook, Paperback
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How did her love life become a community affair?
Since her divorce, Emily Lucretia—affectionately known as the flower lady to the people of Cemetery, Indiana—has been focused on her flower shop and taking care of her aging aunt and uncle. Her love life is hardly the centerpiece of her busy days.
Saul Culver, the town’s favorite bachelor and owner of the local barbecue joint, has been interested in Emily for a while. But as much as Emily knows about flowers, she can be a little oblivious to her own appeal. Saul is determined to show her just how special she is.
Saul isn’t the only one trying to get Emily out of her shell. Well-meaning locals have started tagging photos of Emily with #theflowerlady on social media—and now the entire town is involved in finding her Mr. Right. Saul won't give up easily. He’s finally caught her attention, and he's determined to convince Emily—and the town—that this is the real deal and not just some passing trend.
The Little Flower Shop was a feel good story I enjoyed greatly. ~ Sharon – Simply Love Books
The Little Flower Shop was a charming, fun, low angst small town story that I found very entertaining. While at times I got frustrated with the heroine in this story, the hero made up for it by being just a wonderful man in all ways. With small town shenanigans (I’m looking at you Kathleen or rather the people who move you around), a town matriarch who shows everyone there is more to her than meets the eye, and a colorful cast of supporting characters; this book was a perfect way to spend an afternoon reading.
Emily Lucretia owns the flower shop in Cemetery, Indiana and is known as “the flower lady.” Emily love for flowers came from her Uncle Sullivan who got her interested in flowers when she came to live with him and her Aunt Mabel after her parents died. I liked Emily but she was very hung up on the fact she was 41, it seemed like that was mentioned way too often because honestly, who cares? And I don’t quite believe anyone who lived through a bad relationship, a divorce, and works with the public is so naive she doesn’t realize when men are flirting with her, especially Saul who apparently has been doing it for awhile.
Saul Culver owns the local barbeque joint and is a respected member of the town. Saul is one of those good guy heroes that I adore. He works long hours and many days but he’s hired some new people because he needs more time off. He wants nothing more than to date Emily but he worries that what he’s worried that he’s been working on might not be in her plans.
When Emily’s Uncle Sullivan is injured, Saul jumps in to prove to Emily that he’ll be there for her if she’ll allow it and she does. Just as she lets go and allows her employee, Gentry, to take on more responsibility at the shop.
While there was a romance between Emily and Saul this book was about relationships of all kinds, about “found family,” and finding a place you belong.
The Little Flower Shop was a feel good story I enjoyed greatly.