Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns

13247046I recently found a new book at the library called "The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns" by Margaret Dilloway.  It is a story about Gal, a high school teacher who loves breeding roses and needs a kidney transplant.  Her niece shows up on her doorstep needing a home.  Both of them struggle in their relationships with others.  This beautiful story is about them learning and healing as they face the misunderstandings and the hard experiences in their lives.  I love the compassion and hope with which the prickly people in this book are written.


  1. I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my list after reading How to Be an American Housewife. Have you read that? I love Margaret Dilloway.

  2. Mary, I haven't read that one. It piqued my interest when I saw it, but then this book was the one that came home with me, which was good. I had been a bit prickly for a while and needed a sympathetic story of someone like that. I may have to get How to Be an American Housewife now.