A Reader Needs Your Help

question markAttention all readers in the blogging community, fellow reader, Cary, needs some help with a title and/or author. Can anyone help her out?

I am looking for the title and/or the author of a book I read several years ago. I am hoping you or your fellow bloggers can help. The story is about a busy city family of four that goes to a lake or beach house. It is the Dad’s birthday I
think and they go out for a sail to celebrate. A storm rolls in and they “lose” their teenage daughter. Presumed drowned, she has actually run away and is living with an artist in the local area. She is a wanna be artist and her family doesnt approve. They close up the house and dont return for quite some time. When they do return it is because their son is going to die and asks to go
there. After they arrive they begin to find clues that she is still around – a certain flower is left on the porch, an unfinished bench she and her Dad were building is finished. I don’t remember what the cover looked like. I feel like the title had either the word Flower or the specific flower (like iris or lily) in it. I feel like the title may have had the girls name in it too. Something like “Flowers from Emily” ….Does this story ring any bells?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance. As an aside, this sounds like an interesting book.


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4 Responses to A Reader Needs Your Help

  1. Christine says:

    I t sounds a little bit like the young adult novel Pictures for Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff, but I don’t think that’s it.

  2. Cary says:

    Christine – that’s not it, but thanks for trying to help! Cary

  3. Cary says:

    This mystery has been solved. A reader of Booksleuth on Abebooks.com has identifed this book to be The Color of Hope by Susan Madison. Glad that obsession is behind me!

  4. Avid Reader says:

    Oh great, Cary! Thanks for informing us.

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