Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories

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Robin Pilcher, is also a novelist.

In 1949, her first book, a romance novel, was published by Mills & Boon, under the pseudonym ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories Author Rosamunde Pilcher –

10 thoughts on “Flowers in the Rain & Other Stories

  1. says:

    Rosamunde Pilcher has just become one of my new favorite authors. This is the first book of hers I've read, and not to use a cliche (I'm going to anyway), but her writing is so comfortable. It's cozy, like curling up in my favorite big comfy chair with a steaming cup of tea. She paints perfect pictures for her readers so they can envision the scenery she describes. She writes about everything that is familiar and welcoming about the different seasons and settings. "A Walk in the Snow" and "Skates" had me longing for winter and Christmastime when summer (my favorite season) has hardly begun! Even her characters are wonderful. They're ordinary people, and I really got the feeling that I've met them before. Their lives and emotions are easy to relate to, and I ended up walking away with a favorite character or two.

    When I found out that she writes love stories, I was pretty hesitant about this book. But I have to say, I adore the kind of love story she writes.It isn't always necessarily between couples (sometimes mother-daughter, mother-son, sister-sister, parents-children, etc). And she doesn't write that mushy-gushy, harlequin crap. Everything is completely PG--I would hand this book to a 13-year-old with no qualms. Her stories are sometimes predictable yet heartwarming, and the endings always made me smile. Some stories have happy endings; others suggest a happy ending while ultimately leaving it up to the reader to decide.

    My favorite stories were "The Doll House," "The Blackberry Day," "The Red Dress," "A Girl I Used to Know," "A Walk in the Snow," "Cousin Dorothy," "Whistle for the Wind," and "Skates."

    I love short stories, but now I'm intrigued to read one of her novels. Personally, I can't figure out why she isn't more popular than she is. Her stories and characters are familiar and perfect for a rainy day. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys love stories or is looking for something nice and comfy.

  2. says:

    1992, January 1

    oddly, the only story I remember is not listed as being previously published, but I'm almost positive I read it in Good Housekeeping years ago.

    2017, August 29

    It is cool, and raining, and I really shouldn't start any of my fun monster, murder, or ghost reads for several days yet. So this is about the farthest I can go from my own shelves. That, and I just love reading about people living in big shabby houses and having a lot of dogs.

  3. says:

    So I read this one after the other collection of short stories by Pilcher. I wish I had waited. Maybe that is coloring my review. I just thought that the majority of the stories in this one didn't work for me at all. Also, I got really tired of reading stories about broken engagements. They could all be summed up as so and so chose this person as second best. I don't think I would run off with anyone that just broke up with someone, so maybe that's my personal bias working.

    "The Doll's House" (3.5 stars)- A young boy missing his dead father, goes through with a promise to make a doll house for his younger sister. While that would be enough, he also has to deal with knowing that a local man is interested in his mother to marry and he hopes that she doesn't. Pilcher leaves us with enough to know how the story is going to end when we get finished with this story.

    "Endings and Beginnings" (3 stars)-This one read as the longest story in this collection. A man (Tom) goes home for his Aunt Mabel's 75th birthday. He tries to get his girlfriend to come along and she declines. While home, he makes the acquaintance of his cousin or I don't know cousin once removed Kitty. Kitty's life has been a bit of a mess and now Tom seems intrigued by it and her.

    "Flowers in the Rain" (1 star)-I really didn't like this one at all. A woman returns back to a place her family spent holidays at. She's there (supposedly) to say hello to Mrs. Farquhar, but really she wants to know about her grandson, Rory. I think it just bugged me since it read as if the main character had put her life on hold for Rory. And though I was reading him as saying goodbye (he won't see her again) I think she was deluding herself a bit thinking he would come back to Scotland. It just read as depressing.

    "Playing A Round With Love" (2 stars)-I see this married couple getting divorced eventually. A man who is married acts surprised that his wife would not want him to take a whole day off to go golfing on the weekends.

    "Christabel" (1 star)-Another common theme in Pilcher's short stories seems to be young women/men who realize that they shouldn't marry someone like days before their wedding. I didn't see why Christabel or her grandmother were so impressed/loved the character of Sam. He was not developed enough for a short story for me to care about a tall.

    "The Blackberry Day" (2 stars)- A woman (Claudia) travels to her childhood friend's home to get away from the fact that a man she has been in a long term relationship with for years does not seem to be any closer to proposing marriage. I hated how this one ended since it just seemed that Claudia was going to choose whatever as long as she wasn't alone.

    "The Red Dress" (1 star)-I was so confused by this story. I don't know if the main character was angling for an affair or what. She seemed way too intense/involved with the gardener who was married with kids.

    "A Girl I Used to Know" (3 stars)-An okay story. A woman finds out she can actually do things that she is scared to do. All of this winds up being about her being afraid her boyfriend will dump her if she doesn't ski.

    "The Watershed" (4 stars)-I liked this one. A married woman who is about to celebrate her pearl anniversary, is wondering if she and her husband should stay in their big home. She is thinking about downsizing and moving to something small since their children have homes and lives of their own.

    "Marigold Garden" (2 stars)-Another broken engagement story.

    "Weekend" (3 stars)- A young woman is afraid to get married thinking it could mean the end of her ability to be self-sufficient. Or at least that is what I took from this story.

    "A Walk in the Snow" (3 stars)- A young girl realizes that the young boy she's in love with has moved on from her. The story ends in such a way though you realize she's already thinking of someone else.

    "Cousin Dorothy" (5 stars)-My favorite in this collection. A widowed woman trying to do her best for her daughter on her wedding day. I would have maybe shaken my daughter since the girl acted like a brat pretty much the entire story. Her husband's cousin rides to the rescue.

    "Whistle for the Wind" (2 stars)-Another broken engagement story.

    "Last Morning" (4 stars)-A woman prepares for her son's wedding day.

    "Skates" (3 stars)- A young girl finally realizes that someone in her family sees her for who she is, not what she can be. It was a pretty weak story (IMHO) to end on in this collection.

  4. says:

    Quite a mixed bag here, or something for everyone. Although I didn't find all the stories interesting, Pilcher's writing is still wonderful, even in short stories, and lets you get right under the skin of some of her protagonists.

  5. says:

    Love her . I always feel like I have had a cup of tea and heard a good story from an old friend.

  6. says:

    After rereading this book for the umpteenth time, I realized that if I ever write fiction, I want to write like this.

  7. says:

    A charming collection of lovely short stories. If I hadn't known her novels I would be compelled to try them now.

    The stories had much in common, but on the other hand, each one had something unique so I read one after another not feeling that I read the same story over again.

    Perhaps love is more of a constant emotion than I'd ever realised. It becomes a part of you. A heartbeat; a nerve-end. (...) It's like being with the other half of myself.

    Perfect, if you look for heartwarming stories about love, friendship, reunions. There is no way to read them and not feel hope and faith in humans. Perfect, if you want to feel cozy (no drama, action, alpha-heroes, etc.) reading short love stories (most of them are love stories).

  8. says:

    My review of this collection will change as I read more of it.

    The Doll's House:

    Initially, I thought this story was going to be rather feminist (or feminist-adjacent) because of the title's resemblance to A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. I was wrong. Instead, the tale is more akin to a genteel story about a child secretly building a doll house for his sister. In any case, that is a synopsis. I ultimately don't know how this story is supposed to be read, and, if I'm being honest, I don't care; we as readers do as much of the interpretation as the author, or no criticism could exist at all. That being said, I think my synopsis is rather... lacking. I find the tale to be about the psychological condition of a boy named William who, ten months before, had his father die. Let me explain.
    William's father's 'final' wish (rather: the only one we learn of) is to give a doll house to his daughter, Miranda. This links the doll house inextricably to this father figure. The problem of reacting to his father's death - of putting the loose ends back together - is thus the opening action of the work.
    But William just cannot do it. He wants to keep it a surprise, but his mother totally knows; however, his 7 year old sister does not - she can't even understand that she won't be getting a doll house because of her father's death. Anyway, William needs some help, but he has nobody to ask. This brings us to our second stage. Instead of just the will of the father we're dealing with, we now miss the father. His "clever fingers" now cannot help his son, and his work shed stands empty. The problem has been fully prepared.
    After William grieves over his dead father, he races out of his room, calls his dog Loden, and escapes into his neighbor's yard. A new neighbor, actually, and one which our child doesn't know yet. They meet, their dogs become friendly, and soon the two share lunch. William is given beer, and the man, Mr. Wray, is described as removing the gloom from out the dark house (a house which William has never really noticed before in all it's aged-ness) through his sheer energy. (One point of this is treating William as if he were an adult.) Eventually, Wray learns about the house, he asks if he could help, William agrees, and they both go over to Will's place to put together a doll house. It appears as though this new person helps extricate his father's death - who helps fight the pain of it. Wray, who markedly treats William as an adult (the learning of death is rather adult, isn't it?), and who near the end is hinted at being the next lover of his mother, could be this person.
    So, I guess I attempted to analyze the condition of William (a name I have said too much of by now), but one thing that might strike as puzzling is how we never really glimpse at his actual grief. He is preoccupied. "Most of the time William tried not to think too much about his father, but every now and then, memories would come surging back, like pictures, clean-cut, and with very sharp edges." He is at his last vestiges of this grief, and Wray, through helping fulfill the original father's final wishes, ends them. Rather, he makes the family happier again, gives them the warmth of companionship, as these final lines dictate: "He [Wray] pushed the door open with his foot. The room was filled with evening sunlight and there was something in the air, so tangible it almost could be touched. Companionship, maybe. Ease. But excitement, too. All the time in the world." The final words refer back to Wray's statement that he can fix up the old house he is moving into, and he has a long time to do it. One might think that he and his new friends have a long time together as well.

    Endings and Beginnings:

    This story was more clearly thematic than the previous one. It was also far more romantic, if still genteel, and probably a bit too hung up on the need for a man. One thing that struck me as odd was how much it resembled anime romance. Like, we have two childhood friends (also cousins) who, after a long period of time, meet once more. The woman of the bunch has issues to deal with, and it just so happens that the man interacts in just such a way as to help with them in a dramatic scene, where - of course - the woman cries. He even hugs her, surprising her with his affection (view spoiler)

  9. says:

    Gosh, I do not know where to begin.
    This was the book I judged by the cover and all the positive reviews.
    This book just did not sit well with me on so many levels.
    I feel like this book is for straight, white, family oriented people who watched too many of the old Disney movies as kids.
    Many of the short stories in the book were almost copies of each other so that is just another thing wrong with it.
    The writing itself is interesting but I cannot reconcile how one sided the stories are!
    There are no LGBT people, which out of 16 stories you would think that not all of them would be so alike!
    Also it seems like all the women in the stories were very family oriented and wanted to have children. Really?
    I am a woman and I could not identify with this book not one bit. In fact it seemed to just follow all the stereotypes that make me cringe. Such as a man making a woman’s life complete. Really? The knight in shinning armor vibe? That’s just the kind of idea that makes people stay im toxic relationships. Whatever is wrong with someone’s life cannot be made responsibilty of someone else.
    I appreciate that some people might really like this book but I did not at the least. This book seems to aim for a heart warming and realistic depiction of life but only of the people that seem to be ‘convenient’ for the author. Way to keep the rest of us non traditional people in the shadows!

  10. says:

    I've read this collection of short stories several times. I would love to live in one of Rosamunde Pilcher's Scottish or Cornish villages. The stories explore universal themes like love and marriage, friendship, birth, death, and dreams coming true. She writes about all types of characters, children, young women, bachelors, newlyweds, older gentlemen and mothers and fathers. All of the characters are likeable and full of life. My favorite story is "The Blackberry Day." Claudia, who has been entangled with the elusive Giles for years, retreats to the Scottish highlands after he cancels their planned vacation to Spain. Returning to the village where she spent many happy childhood summers, she reevaluates her love life and reconnects with a charming bachelor she had known as a young girl.

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