“An uplifting and meaningful tale bursting with floral imagery and cottagecore aesthetics.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A gentle love story and a fantasy that faces the dark voices of anxiety and depression with mettle.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Peppered with moving moments of comfort, self-reflection and joy, Flowerheart is an intimate, charming read.” — BookPage
“An enchanting fantasy filled with lovely imagery and a sweet romance.” — School Library Journal
“Perfect for those readers who found Bakewell’s middle-grade fantasy We Are the Song (2022) spellbinding.” — Booklist Online
“Flowerheart is like a garden in full bloom: vibrant and sweet, whimsical and wondrous. With warm, lovely prose and a charming cast, Bakewell’s YA debut is guaranteed to be fantasy fans’ new comfort read.” — Allison Saft, New York Times-bestselling author of A Far Wilder Magic
“Sparkly, charming, and swoony, Flowerheart is a warm cup of tea on a rainy afternoon. Bakewell’s unique magical world, beautiful prose, and childhood friends-to-strangers-to-lovers romance cast an undeniable spell.” — Sasha Peyton Smith, New York Times-bestselling author of The Witch Haven
“Wholesome, sweet, and warm—this book swept me into a magical, whimsical world with delightful characters and compelling stakes. Make a space for FLOWERHEART on your shelves.” — Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling author
“A lovely tale full of magic and hope, Flowerheart tells a story of family, of love, and of finding the strength to be wholly ourselves. This is the kind of book that stays with you long after you turn the final page.” — Jessica S. Olson, author of A Forgery of Roses
“A beautiful flower garden of a book, Catherine Bakewell’s YA debut is an ode to softness and inner strength. Readers will fall in love with Clara and her determination to protect those she loves.” — Lyndall Clipstone, author of Lakesedge and Forestfall
“FLOWERHEART bursts with beauty, hope, and warmth. A rich, imaginative fantasy that I savored like wandering through a lush garden I never wanted to leave.” — Emily Bain Murphy, author of Splinters of Scarlet
“A gorgeous debut—as fresh and beautiful as the flowers its protagonist grows with her magic.” — Cyla Panin, author of Stalking Shadows and Beguiled
About the Author
Catherine Bakewell is a writer, artist, and opera enthusiast. She has lived in Spain and in France, where she romped through gardens, ate pastries, and worked on her novels.
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