Cover stories: Floral covers to brighten up your spring

By Collection Management Librarian Dontaná

Flowers are a perennial (get it?) favorite of cover designers. According to the language of flowers, each flower has its own meaning and can make a statement in combination. Perhaps the flowers on these covers give hints about the story.

You can find all of the title suggestions below available in your digital library through Media on Demand and Libby and/or Hoopla.

Books with floral covers

Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr

Flower power: This meadowscape is full of wildflowers. Meadows and wildflowers are great for relaxing and renewing the spirit.

Description: Marine corporal Rick Sudder returns home to Virgin River from Iraq, broken and alone, until the passion and commitment of a young woman restores his faith in love, while Dan Brady, an outsider looking for a place to start over, arrives in Virgin River and gets an unexpectedly warm welcome.

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Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

Flower power: Pink carnations represent gratitude and appreciation.

Description: For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream. Completing renovations while competing for a prestigious flower competition has Quinn in over her head. When Olympic skier Grady Benson is assigned to help her as a community service sentence, Quinn learns that to move forward she needs to just let go.

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If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim

Flower power: Purple is a strong color for this cover and usually symbolizes royalty. The hibiscus represents the fleeting nature of beauty, and the lily represents dignity.

Description: Forced into the life of a refugee when the North Korean army invades her home, 16-year-old Haemi is forced to choose between love and security in ways that resonate throughout generations of her family.

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The Essence of Perfection by Nita Brooks

Flower power: Daisies are adorable flowers and come in a variety of colors. They symbolize purity and cheerfulness.

Description: When pop superstar Nicola King enlists an elite and sought-after fragrance maker to design her a new scent, a list of very personal information is accidentally put on social media, resulting in some surprising results.

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The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Flower power: Morning glories represent unrequited love, while ranunculus represent charm and attractiveness.

Description: Two doctors who have been best friends since early adulthood find their bond tested by the return of a former colleague who unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years.

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Flower power: Sunflowers represent adoration, loyalty, and longevity.

Description: Shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award, a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms gradually reveals a fallout between two longtime friends and Oxford students over the course of a decade marked by the marriage of one and the disappearance of the other.

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Librarian Dontana

About Dontaná

Dontaná is a Collection Management Librarian who was born with an unending reading list. She is almost always reading two books simultaneously and is easily distracted by cool covers.