Thursday, August 26, 2010
HotHouse Flower by Margot Berwin
HotHouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire is one woman’s journey from the modeling and advertising world of New York City to the rain forests of the Yucatan Peninsula. From the hot and steamy plant dealers in the Union Square Green Market, to the curanderos, herbalists and shamans of Southern Mexico
Now this is a book I probably would have never picked up. I am a title person, if the title doesn't call me, then the book tends to get bypassed unless someone recommends it or I have read everything else that appeals to me. So when I was sent this book, I tried to set aside my it's gonna be a chick lit book.
I sat down and read the entire book in a couple of hours.
Surprise surprise! The book is well written and should appeal to many Fantasy genre geeks. A modern day fantasy and self exploration novel. It keeps your interest and goes into detail about the exotics that it covers without the words blurring into boringness.
I loathe critiquing other people's babies. I know how it can feel, but there is little negative to be said about the book. The lead Lila is annoying as can be. Many times you want to slap her and inform her she is behaving like a child. However if she didn't behave this way, she would not have the adventure she has. By the end of the book, she still needs to be slapped.
I even read a passage out loud to Husband, he smiled. And he is not a reader.
If you would like to win a copy of this book, leave me a comment. in 2 days time I will hold a drawing for a winner.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for the book. To see more reviews, go here.