The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart
Flowers, fire and fairy tales are the elements that will forever shape nine-year-old Alice Hart's life, in this remarkable debut by Holly Ringland.Agnes loves flowers and teaches her daughter their hidden meanings, but when Agnes is killed in a fire, Alice is sent to live with her paternal grandmother, who she's never met before. There, Alice realises that her grandmother -- whose farm provides a refuge to women who, like Alice, are lost or broken -- also speaks the language of flowers, and Alice soon begins to do the same, using flowers to say those things that are otherwise too hard to speak. There are some things, however, that even flowers cannot say. As Alice grows older and flees her grandmother's home after discovering the truth about her past, she has to learn a new language -- the language of love, and loss -- for, if she's to find her place in the world, she must first start listening to her heart . . .
Publication Date: 19-Mar-2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia