***Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories
by Rosamunde Pilcher
Reviewed January 8, 2002.
St. Martin’s Paperbacks. 1991. 305 pages.
My husband and I travelled to Rothenburg ob der Tauber this week
for our 15th wedding anniversary. I wanted something nice and
romantic, but easy to put down, to dip into on the journey. I
grabbed this old paperback, and it turned out to be exactly that.
The stories were originally published in Good Housekeeping,
and other ladies’ magazines. There was a nice variety. They
weren’t all romantic, but were all nice, enjoyable stories. Exactly
what I had in mind. One was even about a woman’s 30th wedding anniversary,
so it seemed especially appropriate.
I’m not sure whether this particular collection is still in print,
but I can recommend anything else written by Rosamunde Pilcher.
Admittedly, these magazine stories were lighter than most of her work,
but all of her books leave you with a good feeling. I especially
enjoyed her latest, Winter Solstice,
(which we do have at the
Sembach Library), and everyone I’ve recommended it to has also found it
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.