The flower hunter’s cottage by Dee-ann Black.
It is the first book in a series of three in the Cottages, Cakes & Crafts series of books;
Book 1 – The Flower Hunter’s Cottage
Book 2 – The Sewing Bee by the Sea
Book 3 – The Beemaster’s Cottage
It is a rather fast read with its only 30,000 words and easy language. Notwithstanding this, it's a book which hooks you in.
The characters are sweets and easy to associate with. If you are a quilter or an artist who loves 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. Included in 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 get the garden ready for the spring and summer. Add in a few handsome young men and the story goes from there....