Author: Marci Bolden

Publication Date: August 18, 2020

Rating: 5 out of 5.


A Life Without Flowers is an emotional book you won’t want to miss. A Life Without Flowers is a story of love and loss and relationships. It is a story about fixing a complicated mother daughter relationship.

A Life Without Flowers is the second book in the A Life Without Water series. I read the first book in the series, A Life Without Water, before reading A Life Without Flowers. However, I think you would still enjoy and understand this book without reading the first book. I don’t think you would be confused, but there might be some information you would want to know that was provided in the previous book. I also recommend reading the first book because both books are excellent. Reading the first after the second would ruin some things.

Carol continues the roadtrip she started in A Life Without Water. Her first stop is to visit her mom and try to fix their relationship. With all the loss Carol has experienced and everything she went through in A Life Without Water Carol realizes the importance of making amends with her mother before it is too late. Carol is still grieving her husband. The one year anniversary of his death is approaching and she is still grieving and struggling. The book has flashbacks throughout the book. A Life Without Flowers shows the reader flashbacks of Carol’s childhood with her parents and more about her marriage with her ex husband, John, who is a main character in A Life Without Water.

I really enjoyed A Life Without Flowers. The A Life Without Water series is one of those unique series where I cannot pick a favorite book because I loved them both so much. This book really brings the reader through different loss than A Life Without Flowers. I love Carol and am so happy Marci Bolden is writing another book in this series. I cannot wait to read A Life Without Grief.

I highly recommend A Life Without Flowers to anyone that likes emotional books and books about complicated mother daughter relationships.

Thank you NetGalley and Pink Sand Press for A Life Without Flowers.

About the author

As a teen, Marci Bolden skipped over young adult books and jumped right into reading women’s fiction and romance novels.

Marci lives in the Midwest with her husband, two teenaged kiddos, and numerous rescue pets. If she had an ounce of will power, Marci would embrace healthy living but until cupcakes and wine are no longer available at the local grocery store, she’ll put that ambition on hold and appease her guilt by reading self-help books and promising to join a gym “soon.”

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