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Monday, September 5, 2011

Conversations with a Moonflower..Review

About the book:
"What on earth had just happened to me? It was a plant, for heaven's sake! And with the exception of the bright yellow blooms, it looked more like a weed than anything you would purposely put in a garden. But this mysterious plant had captivated me, and I couldn't wait to tell the others what I had seen."

Chris's life is anything but peaceful when she returns to Carraugus County to clean out her deceased grandmother's home. But her life changes forever when an Amish woman invites her to watch a moonflower open. Chris never would have believed that a simple plant could lead her on such a remarkable journey -- a journey that would remind her of truths she had long ago forgotten.

Like many of us, Christine Hall is a busy wife, mother and grandmother. But when an Amish friend invites her over one evening to watch a moonflower bloom, Chris discovers herself extremely moved.  When she is presented with her own moonflower to take home, she has no idea the changes and journey ahead of her. Taking the plant home, she transplants it in a corner of her front yard.  Each night as it blooms, she finds herself sitting on a bench watching it. As time goes by, and she's in the garden, she finds herself talking to it and pondering.  And, soon, as she takes the time to stop and think and listen, she discovers profound life lessons, some new, most rediscovered.  As family and friends begin stopping by each night to see the moonflower, she also finds her relationships strengthened.

Conversations with a Moonflower would make a lovely gift.  It's a short book that is easily read in one or two sittings, but it's not a book you want to rush through.  It's a book to savor.  It's a beautiful little book that reminds us to stop and reflect. I had no idea there was such a thing as a moonflower.  But I want one!

Thanks to Mariah at Cedar Fort Books for the opportunity to review this fantastic little gem.  You can learn more about Christine Hall and obtain your own moonflower seeds here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 9/11

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5/5 Stars


  1. This sounds like this book has a message that we could all use these days.

  2. What a peaceful and wonderful sounding book! I bet it's something that I would really like. Thanks for the thoughtful review!