Format: Trade Paperback
Fiction - Historical
While "Where Lilacs Still Bloom" is a historical fiction book, it has a biography feel to it and it takes place around 1948. Hulda Klager was actualy a real person and she did indeed grow lilacs. She was a German immigrant and love to grow about anything. She started by trying to grow apples that were easy to peel, as she loved to make her apple pies. But she really got her fame from developing over 250 varieties of lilacs. She was a wife and a mother and had her garden in her own back yard, as that is where she experimented with her flowers. She had no formal training and it just came natural to her to be able to do this.
As you read through the pages you will get to know Hulda and her family and go with them through the hard and good times of their lives.
In the front of the book there is a picture of Hulda in her garden with some vistors. If you are ever in Washington State near Mt. St. Helens you can still visit her Lilas garden that is located on the property where she lived.
I read Jane Kirkpatrick's book "The Daughter's Walk" and enjoyed it very much. As for me I am not a gardener but my husband is. If you want a plant to die just place it in my care. I was provided a book to review by Blogging For Books. I was not required to write a positive review. My opinions are my own.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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