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Hauntingly beautiful story,
This review is from: The Greenhouse (Kindle Edition)
This is an unusual read. It takes on a dream-like quality travelling from the cold bleakness of Iceland through dark forests to reach a sunny, hill-top monastery in southern Europe (Italy?).
The storyline stretches the credulity in places. Lobbi's casually conceived baby daughter, in whom he has shown no interest, is delivered to him and suddenly becomes the centre of his world, proving to be an exceptionally gifted (perhaps supernatural?) child. Why does Lobbi take the rose cuttings from his mother's greenhouse to Italy? How does Lobbi manage to transform the neglected, world famous rose garden in a matter of weeks?
There is no satisfying ending to the story.
It is a story that haunts you. I could imagine it as a beautiful, uplifting film.