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The True Story that Inspired Flowers of Grace

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

The True Story that Inspired Flowers of Grace

Flowers of Grace is a novel inspired by a a true story, but the cover could read  “inspired by a real plant.” Several years ago I received a hibiscus plant from a woman receiving hospice care for cancer. I met Lily when I accompanied my husband on a visit to her home. I didn’t know her well, but I returned another day with a pot of homemade turkey noodle soup. I sat on the little stool beside Lily’s bed and listened to her talk, even though I couldn’t understand much of what this tiny Filipino woman said. On another visit she told me she wanted to give me her hibiscus...

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