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Books by Rachel Stone

  • The Blue Iris

    Sometimes, uprooting the thorn-filled past is the only way we bloom. . .

    Tessa Lewis is set to embark on a Big-Time Career and marry Toronto’s fastest-rising lawyer, who loves her to pieces. But when a visit to a flower market from her childhood sparks memories of the mother she lost too soon, Tessa puts her bright future on hold to work there, determined to come to terms with her past.

    At the Blue Iris Flower Market, everything is blossoming except the rag-tag crew, each hiding deep scars of their own. When Sam, the beloved but troubled man in charge, takes off and leaves the market reeling, Tessa and her unlikely new friends come face-to-face with their most uncomfortable truths, uprooting lives carefully cultivated—and just maybe, unearthing everything they’ve ever wanted.

    Told from multiple perspectives, The Blue Iris is an intricately woven exploration of love tested beyond its limits, chosen family, and the beauty that grows in letting go.

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Rachel Stone writes stories of hope and redemption, often set against vibrant Canadian backdrops. Her writing placed first in the 2022 OBOA Writing Contest and has appeared in international literary and visual arts magazines, journals and blogs. Rachel holds degrees in psychology and industrial relations, and once worked seven summers at a flower market. She is an active member of the Women’s Fiction Writers’ Association and the proud co-founder of a community initiative supporting new and newly-immigrated families in need. She lives near Toronto with her family and on weekends you’ll find her along the shore of Georgian Bay, belting nineties pop rock off-key from her paddleboard. The Blue Iris is her first novel.

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