For the first month of the re-launched UKQU Book Club, I have selected The Flower Hunter’s Cottage by Dee-ann Black.

It is a rather fast read with only 30,000 words and easy language. Notwithstanding this, it’s a book which hooks you in and the characters are sweet and easy to associate with. If you are a quilter who also loves the outdoors and nature, it’s easy to identify with Mairead, the lead character.

Mairead is looking for a new start in life and has secured a one-year lease on a small cottage in the Scottish Highlands. As part of the deal is that she must look after the gardens as the owner, the Flower Hunter, is abroad seeking out new species of flowers.

The story starts in the middle of the winter and Mairead focuses on getting to know her new neighbours and to work on her artwork and quilting, as well as getting the garden ready for the spring and summer seasons. Add in a few handsome young men who may not be who they seem to be at first and the story goes from there….

If you enjoy this book you’re in for a treat as Dee-ann Black has written many, many books and The Flower Hunter’s Cottage is the first book of three in the Cottages, Cakes & Crafts series;

  • Book 1 – The Flower Hunter’s Cottage
  • Book 2 – The Sewing Bee by the Sea
  • Book 3 – The Beemaster’s Cottage

Join our online Book Club

Head over to the UKQU Book Club to find out all details and to discuss the book (click Forum to find the Topics). Don’t forget to bring cake and tea!

The book for May will be revealed towards the end of April.