So I was happy to come across this ... I went on the title and the cover ... I know! I pick books by these flimsy criteria. And I was right! This is a story Nancy would enjoy ... and I will add it to her summer reading pile.
Okay, I wouldn't normally go for a cover like this ... I see on the internet that there's a different, bolder cover out now. It's a story of a teacher who breeds roses. It's an easy, enjoyable read and a window into the science of roses. It answers the questions: Can people change? and Do people change? quite nicely. I'll let you discover the thorns on your own.
my source: browsing at Bookworks while in Albuquerque last summer. GREAT INDY BOOKSTORE.
my verdict: good B-list read
(here's the other cover ... are you more likely to try it now?)