Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories

Rosamunde Pilcher


Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories

Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories

  • Title: Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories
  • Author: Rosamunde Pilcher
  • ISBN: 9780340567999
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback



Through thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying Seeing Lachlan again, Lavinia remembers her childhood holidays there swimming in the loch, the picnics, bottle feeding the lambs down at the farm and the evenings when they danced reels Most of all, she remembers Mrs Farquhar s grandson Rory In the house, asThrough thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying Seeing Lachlan again, Lavinia remembers her childhood holidays there swimming in the loch, the picnics, bottle feeding the lambs down at the farm and the evenings when they danced reels Most of all, she remembers Mrs Farquhar s grandson Rory In the house, as the old lady lies serene and beautiful in the bed she has slept in since coming home to Lachlan as a bride, Lavinia meets Rory once again Flowers in the Rain is one of sixteen stories, each giving another magical glimpse into Rosamunde Pilcher s world The world in which most prefer to live all the time.


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1992, January 1oddly, the only story I remember is not listed as being previously published, but I'm almost positive I read it in Good Housekeeping years ago.2017, August 29It is cool, and raining, and I really shouldn't start any of my fun monster, murder, or ghost reads for several days yet. So this is about the farthest I can go from my own shelves. That, and I just love reading about people living in big shabby houses and having a lot of dogs.

Rosamunde Pilcher has just become one of my new favorite authors. This is the first book of hers I've read, and not to use a cliche (I'm going to anyway), but her writing is so comfortable. It's cozy, like curling up in my favorite big comfy chair with a steaming cup of tea. She paints perfect pictures for her readers so they can envision the scenery she describes. She writes about everything that is familiar and welcoming about the different seasons and settings. "A Walk in the Snow" and "Skate [...]

Love her . I always feel like I have had a cup of tea and heard a good story from an old friend.

Quite a mixed bag here, or something for everyone. Although I didn't find all the stories interesting, Pilcher's writing is still wonderful, even in short stories, and lets you get right under the skin of some of her protagonists.

I've read this collection of short stories several times. I would love to live in one of Rosamunde Pilcher's Scottish or Cornish villages. The stories explore universal themes like love and marriage, friendship, birth, death, and dreams coming true. She writes about all types of characters, children, young women, bachelors, newlyweds, older gentlemen and mothers and fathers. All of the characters are likeable and full of life. My favorite story is "The Blackberry Day." Claudia, who has been enta [...]

Rosamunde Pilcher's books just plain make me feel good. Perhaps they're sentimental, even sappy, but I feel like being a better person when I read them. This collection of short stories may not have been as good as some of her novels, but a number of the stories brought a tear to my eye. Guess I'm just a sentimental fool.

A compilation of short stories, many of which Rosamunde wrote for Good Housekeeping magazine in the 1950's. They take you back to a time where true love could be found in a look or holding of hands.This is so Brittish in writing that a cuppa tea and a biscuit should accompany the reader to a pretty garden to read.Abosolutely loved it refreshing for a change.

Sweet, romantic short stories. Pilcher is a good writer and and can really draw you into her storylines in a short amount of time. Nice read on a lazy day.

I think I am just not that in to short stories. Cute, but too short for any real development

After rereading this book for the umpteenth time, I realized that if I ever write fiction, I want to write like this.

A whole bunch of teaser stories! I would love to see at least half of them expanded into novels!

This is a very enjoyable series of short stories. One theme that runs through them - the women tend to marry men who are at least 15 years older than themselves. Curious.

This book was wonderful! It's a bunch of little stories combined in a book and most of them are so sweet! It's an enjoyable read with lots of kindness and sweet characters! They're some of the best romance stories I've read in a long time! There are some sad ones and a couple that aren't as good as the others, but most of them are really, really good! And they're nice and short so that you can read one and move on with your day and then read another later! I loved this book!

Star rating: 2.5/5Favoured: 8/16 short stories1. The Doll's House2. Playing a Round with Love3. Christabel4. The Blackberry Day5. The Red Dress6. Whistle for the Wind7. Last Morning8. The Skates

Nice short stories that you can pick up, read one story and not feel so much suspense you have to keep reading. It's a good book for reading in waiting rooms. I did connect with several of the characters, that's always fun.

Enjoyable group of stories.

Enchanting stories, mostly about romance and hope. An easy read that I found quite entertaining.

Just remembered how much I enjoy her books and will probably read them all again.

One of the best books I've read lately.

A collection of short stories by Rosamunde Pilcher, this book was fun to read in that it was like getting an executive summary of what could potentially have each been a full length novel. Written in the cozy style of Picher, each story predictably had a happy ending. I read this after finishing a psychological thriller, so it was perfect timing. If you're looking for a break from heavier drama type books, this one fits the bill.

I was so upset to think that I had come to the end of these short stories by our beloved, Rosamunde Pilcher. They were fantastic!!! Some of them were even equal to "Shell Seekers" which I truly loved. I wish this were my own personal book instead of the library's book and I have to return it. I would like to be able to reread a story at random when I want to. Perhaps my favorite was "Endings and Beginnings". This was the story of Aunt Mabel in her castle. Mabel and her late-in-life husband had n [...]

In this second collection of short stories written after 1985's The Blue Bedroom and Other Stories, Rosamunde Pilcher writes all about love and the pinings of the heart. From the familial style to the bittersweet pang of first love, these sixteen stories showcase all the joys and sorrows experienced by a variety of lively and unique characters. Whether it's a mother's love for her son expressed as she talks to him on the morning of his wedding, or a son's enduring love for his widowed mother and [...]

MSJA Book Club selection, October 2007. I've read this collection of short stories several times. Her stories explore universal themes like love and marriage, friendship, birth, death, and dreams coming true. All of her characters, children, young women, bachelors, newlyweds, older gentlemen and mothers and fathers, are so engaging and lifelike, you feel as if you want to befriend each and every resident of her Scottish and Cornish villages. One of my favorite stories is "The Blackberry Day." Cl [...]

Anyone who knows my reviews or my reading habits will know that I hate short stories. I picked this book up when I was clearing my shelves in the study to redecorate and thought I would give it a try. I am trying to clear out some books to donate to a charity booksale at my husbands work and I thought this would be a quick read, mainly as I foresaw myself giving up after a couple of the tales.At last a collection of short stories that were enjoyable. Each of them were complete stories and did no [...]

1st book selection to read in my newReading Scotland Challenge for 2013 !Like to join us ? Welcome! From now to Nov 30th 2013 Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories- by seasoned Scottish author Rosamunde Pilcher doesn't disappoint!Compilation of Short stories, some previously published in women’s magazines as noted.Well rounded representation of contemporary shorts situated in Scotland during various seasons including Christmas and winter. Several I found to be quite poignant and will look fo [...]

These are the short stories that seem to be the trial developments for her characters and scenarios in Winter Solstice. Not that that is bad. It just is. The stories are thought provoking and some even got me to shed a tear. There is some blatant agism themes running in this book - wanting to pack it in because the 30th Anniversary of Marriage means your over the hill, not feeling able to tend to the garden (at the age of 40 and in good health with money - give me a break).I think my favorite st [...]

Some of the short stories in this book were quite sweet and I really got into them, but inevitably they all ended far too abruptly for my liking. There was a lot of potential in most of the stories to develop the characters and the plot further, and make a really good read, but in the 15-20 pages that the author had allocated, this could not happen. As such many of the women in the stories came across as weak women who felt they could not live without a strong man in their lives. Now don't get m [...]

Any of these stories alone would be satisfying, but together they begin to seem like the same story. The standout star of all of these is the English countryside, and sometimes the castle-like houses nestled therein, waiting for happy new residents to properly care for them and their rambling gardens. And I wish I could import some of that cool, rainy weather here to hot, dry California.Of the lot, I liked best the one about the bright painting and its eccentric and previously unappreciated arti [...]

I love Rosamunde Pilcher. Her sensible characters, friendly villages and Scottish landscapes make me smile. My favorite story in this collection is "Blackberry Day." Claudia returns north to nurse her broken heart and reconnects with a man from her past. I love the scenes on the train and when she and her old friend go hill-climbing. Pilcher does such a wonderful job of drawing her readers into her characters' world.

As a fan of Rosamunde Pilcher's other books, I was very disappointed by this. I felt as if the stories were very lifeless and repetitive; each one seemed the same, and the characters seemed reused in every story. There were a few memorable moments (I enjoyed Endings and Beginnings, Last Morning and The Red Dress especially) but overall this book just fell flat.


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