Format: Trade Paperback
Fiction - Historical
Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick is based on the life of Hulda Klager, the lilac lady. She was a German immigrant with a love for gardening. Her story starts with wanting to make an apple for pies that was crisper and easier to peel. She went on to make hundreds of varieties of lilacs. Hers is a story of perseverance in the face of trials.
I put off reading this book for a long time but then looked at the beginning of it again and realized it was about the women who created the lilac gardens I had heard of in Washington. I never got to see them because I had never been given good enough directions to find them. Once I found out that is what the book was about I HAD to read it.
What a great story of perseverance in the face of trials. Her garden is situated between the Columbia and Lewis Rivers. It flooded many times and yet each time she would start again, many times tying rafts to trees with her dug up lilacs on them. I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to make a trip to see her lilacs and buy some starts of my own to put in my garden.
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Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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