Currently Reading...The Flower Reader by Elizabeth Loupas

I am very excited to report that I am currently reading the upcoming release by Elizabeth Loupas, THE FLOWER READER, and enjoying it immensely!

Loupas released her first novel, THE SECOND DUCHESS, last year to rave reviews and I have a feeling that her latest will be no different!

by Elizabeth Loupas

Release Date: April 3, 2012
NAL Trade


In the sweeping new novel from the author of The Second Duchess, dangerous secrets lead a passionate young woman into a maze of murder and conspiracy as Mary, Queen of Scots, comes home to reign in a treacherously divided Scotland….

With her dying breath, Mary of Guise entrusts a silver casket to Rinette Leslie of Granmuir, who possesses the ancient gift of floromancy. Inside the casket, and meant only for the young Mary, Queen of Scots, are papers the old queen has painstakingly collected—the darkest secrets of every Scottish lord and explosive private prophecies prepared by Nostradamus. Rinette risks her life to keep the casket safe, but she makes a fatal mistake: she shows it to her beloved young husband. On the very day the young queen comes home, Rinette’s husband is brutally assassinated.

Devastated, Rinette demands justice from the queen before she will surrender the casket. Amid glittering masques and opulent weddings, courtly intrigues and Highland rebellions, the queen’s agents and Rinette herself search for the shadowy assassin. They are surrounded by ruthless men from all over Europe who will do anything to force Rinette to give up the casket—threatening her life, stripping her of her beloved castle by the sea, forcing her to marry a man she hates, and driving her from the man she has reluctantly grown to love. In the end, the flowers are all she can trust—and only the flowers will lead her safely home to Granmuir.

Read the first chapter of The Flower Reader HERE.  For more information on Elizabeth Loupas and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE.


  1. I loved The Second Duchess and cannot wait to read this new book. I'm excited to hear what you think when finished!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading The Second Duchess!

  3. I cannot wait to read this one! I plan on reading The Second Duchess sometime over the next month or two.

  4. The Flower Reader sounds as though it will keep the reader on the edge of their seats! I could actually feel my heart rate increase as I read the synopsis! What danger, intrigue and sorrow Rinette must have faced. For her to demand justice from the Queen for her husband's death shows Rinette also possessed strength and determination. I'm truly looking forward to reading this great novel and to finding out the flowers helped her to find trust and lead her home safely.

    Congratulations on your novel, Elizabeth!

  5. The Second Duchess was excellent and this one sounds so very intriguing.

  6. I hope Amy doesn't mind if I poke my nose in here briefly to thank you all for your lovely comments!


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