Sunday, January 16, 2022


The story of five Tudor queens who find themselves drawn together again in Victorian London's Whitechapel district and the US in the 1960s. The challenges they face and deal with are love, betrayal, and finding their way to personal independence. What is the strange attraction they feel toward the sinister man around whom they orbit like satellites? Which of these women will break free and which will fall victim to him again and again? 

Franki deMerle has rapidly become one of my favorite authors. I love her character portrayal and the depth she is able to pull out of each of them. It fascinates me to follow each character through lifetime after lifetime as their souls attempt to learn the lessons they failed at in the past.

This is one of my favorites for it takes one through some of the most fascinating and devilish periods of history.
In her book Five Flowers we follow six characters, five of them women from the court of Henry the VIII through encounters with Jack the Ripper and finally to a Charles Manson like scenario. It is a book I could not put down as it drew me deeper and deeper into the lives, hearts, minds, and souls of the story.

The writing is rich in detail, the characters deep, and the plot well research and brilliantly depicted

Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2022

I could not put this novel down, as it led me deeper and deeper into the lives, hearts, minds, and
souls of five women as they moved through many lives. Fabulous read.

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