Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire In the heart of New York City hidden in the back room of an old Laundromat are nine rare and valuable plants Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire tells the story of this legendary garden a

  • Title: Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire
  • Author: Margot Berwin
  • ISBN: 9780307377845
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the heart of New York City, hidden in the back room of an old Laundromat, are nine rare and valuable plants Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire tells the story of this legendary garden, and the distance one woman must travel from the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the lush jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula to claim what is hers.Lila Nova lives alone in aIn the heart of New York City, hidden in the back room of an old Laundromat, are nine rare and valuable plants Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire tells the story of this legendary garden, and the distance one woman must travel from the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the lush jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula to claim what is hers.Lila Nova lives alone in a plain, white box of an apartment Recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, Lila s life is like her home simple, new, and empty But when she meets a handsome plant seller named David Exley, an entire world opens up before her eyes Late one night Lila stumbles across a strange Laundromat and sees ferns so highly prized that a tiny cutting can fetch thousands of dollars She learns about flowers with medicinal properties to rival anything found in drugstores And she hears the legend of nine mystical plants that bring fame, fortune, immortality, and passion The owner of the Laundromat, Armand, presents Lila with a test if she can make the cutting from a fire fern grow roots, he will show her the secret of his locked room But Lila is too trusting, and with one terrible mistake she ruins her chance to see Armand s plants The only way to win it back is to travel, on her own, to the Yucatan Deep in the rain forests of Mexico, Lila enters a world of shamans and spirit animals, snake charmers, and sexy, heart stopping Huichols Alone in the jungle, Lila is forced to learn than she ever wanted to know about nature and about herself An exhilarating journey of love and self discovery, Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire brings together mystery, adventure, and heat, in every sense of the word.

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    1. I picked up this book only because the title sounded interesting. I didn't read any reviews on it, nor did I read through the description. They say not to judge a book by it's cover, but I did, and I'm happy. This was a very good book. It has love, romance, lust, greed, passion, death, spirituality, and just about everything else. For a debut novel, I'd say that Margot Berwin did a great job. She's left me with high expectations for her next novel. The story takes place in New York and Mexico, t [...]

    2. Um - the author was obviously smoking her favorite sensimilla bud when writing this. As far as I know, rattlesnakes don't live in wet damp jungles. They don't dance 6 feet tall in the air like cobras. They don't get as big as pythons. Scorpions don't feast on human blood or lurk in grass in numbers that make you have to "tiptoe". I could go on. I still rated this a three because she gets credit for lots of imagination and a fun plot. I have a better appreciation for orchids (I a. Um - the author [...]

    3. When you pick up this book, turn off your reality meter. Nothing in here is anything like real-life, except maybe the introductions to the plants at the beginning of each chapter. Ready?Lila Grace Nova is a 30 something, newly divorced, advertising exec in New York City. Her very empty new apartment needs a little decorating, so she goes to the open air market in search of a plant. She meets the decidedly sexy and mysterious David, the Plant Man, who sells her a Bird of Paradise. He keeps her co [...]

    4. Меко казано странна е историята.Пълна с магия,шамани.Едновременно с това и много интересна и любопитна информация.На места ми беше и скучна.На други имаше прояви на хумор.Приключенска бих я нарекла.И шантава :)"Повярвай ми, когато опознаеш себе си, никога няма да поискаш да с [...]

    5. My friend Staci asked if I wanted to read this book and I said I would. She has to sent it to someone, so I had to get reading it. I thought I would like it from her review, but I wasn't sure. From the cover it looks kind of like a Better Homes and Gardens kind of book or something. I knew it was about plants, and I was unsure about how plants could be sensual.Lila finds Exley in a plant stand in town. She ends up buying a bird of paradise plant from him. After that, she sees a plant that really [...]

    6. The original review for this book is posted at Layers of Thought. There is also a giveaway for it there that ends October 3rd - 2010 for the US and Canada.A “trip” into the realistic yet magical where an urbanite discovers herself in the rain forest of Mexico. It’s city girl goes jungle Jane with consciousness altering plants.About: Lila is from NYC. She is in her thirties and cynical as well as wounded from her recent divorce. She has sworn off men and most attachments - “no pets, no pl [...]

    7. What an odd story. I really enjoyed how different this was. I listened to it on audio. Magical realism, botany, adventure, romance. I REALLY appreciated a male/female FRIENDSHIP with no romantic weirdness! That never seems to happen.

    8. Well, this book took me by surprise. I was expecting a chick-lit light-weight break from my heavier reading. Instead, this book seems to be an attempt at doing Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan material, or James Redmond's Celestine Prophecies, except with a young NY career woman protagonist and ethnobotany.As in the Celestine Prophecies and similar books, the characters here are shadowy two-dimensional creatures for whom I could find not interest. They are prone to quoting what seem to be encyclopedi [...]

    9. There were a few good insightful paragraphs toward the end about the main character being desperate for any man who comes along. I also enjoyed some of the ethnobotanical information about the nature of the 9 plants, particularly how cannabis is tortured to make it produce resin. However most of the first section, in NY, is filled with bad dialogue and nothing happening. Much of the second section, in Mexico, is as randomly surreal as Kafka. It was an attempt at magical realism, trying to blend [...]

    10. I'm not sure why I'm giving this 2 stars instead of one - but it probably wasn't the story that was so bad as much as the characters. I HATED the girl in the book. So much of what she did or said was just idiotic. I didn't connect with any of the characters even a little bit, which was disappointing.The plant thing might have been cool but it seemed like it was trying too hard to be mystical and, again, I just didn't connect. But I confess I did google a plant or two to learn about their mystic [...]

    11. Thought it was brilliant. I have absolutely no interest in plants and gardening and yet this books so effectively integrated them into a story about life and love and the quest for self. If you have any interest in life, love, mysticism, or gardening you must read this book.

    12. very interesting. incredible way to show life of herbs and our connection to nature. would recommend it to every passionate strong women courage to be vulnerable sometimes in life.

    13. Descriptive Words: steamy, informative, magical, quirky, sexual, thought-provoking,Why I wanted to read this book: * I wanted to be on this tour because Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea read this book earlier this year and loved it to pieces. After finishing I was absolutely in her camp!! What worked for me: * I loved all of the mythical folklore surrounding plants. I have never looked at any flower and thought any deeper about it than the color of the petals and the sweet smell it evokes. This bo [...]

    14. Beware when you read this book, it will suck you in and make you do things that are unstoppable."Hothouse Flower" is a story of Lila, an ad girl, newly single in NYC. On a whim, she buys a tropical plant from a man and unwittingly begins the journey that will change her life. Lila starts to connect herself to people and living things in ways that she has never done. Upon meeting Armand, a laundromat owner who also grows exotic plants, matter-of-factly dives into her soul.Feeling greed and a rele [...]

    15. This book had me genuinely excited. From first scanning the summaries, I could see it would have a fresh and unique plot and that showed itself throughout the whole book. However, about half-way through the book, the unique morphed into bizarre. Lila, a depressed divorcee, living in New York, stumbles upon rare and exotic plants and finds a love in nurturing for them. (since she has no people in her life to love now) These plants bring her into the company of David, Armand and the nine plants of [...]

    16. Not what I expected. In looking for an audio book for my daily commute I found this little gem which was categorized as a romance. I think the publisher had to squeeze it in somewhere, although it does contain some romance, not romance really; at least not at first. At first you have a main character who is so desperate to be in a relationship she doesn't look beyond the superficial masks that are people's public faces. This book is as full of cautionary tales as any volume of "Grimm's Fairy Tal [...]

    17. Lila Nova finds herself fascinated with plants after buying a Bird of Paradise from a handsome plant man at NYC's Green Market. Walking home one evening, she spies a very rare fern hanging in a window and stumbles upon a strange laundromat housing a tropical paradise. Armand, the owner of the wacky laundry, gives Lila a cutting from the Fire Fern and tells her that, if she can coax it to grow roots, he will show her the 9 mythical plants of desire he has locked in the back room. Unfortunately, L [...]

    18. An uneasy mix of magical realism and older chick lit, I think. Starts off intriguingly when Lila Nova, an ad writer and new divorcee in New York, meets David Exley, a handsome plant salesman in the green market. She becomes enchanted with the world of tropical plants, and when she walks past a steamy, magical looking, plant-filled laundromat with a rare fern in the window, she is drawn inside. The sage-like proprietor, Armand, tells her he has the mythical "nine plants of desire" locked away in [...]

    19. I wasn't expecting chic lit when I bought this based on an Entertainment Weekly review. Even as chick lit, it's weak. I have enjoyed shopaholic novels and Bridget Jones, but this heroine is weak the people around her are insulting and degrading, and then she continually proves them right! I'm not a stickler for likeable characters, but this is just going too far. I almost want her to fail just because she isn't learning anything and doesn't seem to deserve everything that is promised to the pers [...]

    20. Plant magic mystery adventurespirituality. all can be found in Hothouse Flowers and the Nine Plants of Desire. Yes, it is fiction but what a tale! When I got divorced I should have bought a bird of paradise and taken flight! ;) Ha, just laugh.I love the use of plants- with the medicinal and magical explainations- which are woven into this tale of discovery. Fire FernGloxinaMandrake RootSinsimillaLilly of The ValleyMoonflowerCacaoTake the adventure to find the final two!

    21. If you like weird, you won't be able to put this book down. After reading it, I thought this reminds me a lot of the first time I read a Christopher Moore book. It was completely different from anything I have read lately. I don't know whether to classify this as a romance, chick lit, or what. It just such a pleasure to read something unique. Although the story is a pretty basic "finding yourself" book, the different quests Lila undertakes are something wonderful.

    22. Meh. Good enough for the car. Mindless entertainment about a New York divorcee who goes to Mexico in search of the nine plants of desire because the original one's were stolen from a laundromat. Yes.Some of the botanical descriptions were mesmerizing, but it's a shaky narrative at best. Uneven plot and flat characters (Lila was obnoxious and insecure throughout) don't make me want to recommend this to many people.

    23. Oscillated between enjoying the book and feeling like giving up on it. The constant "question and answer" format of so much of the dialogue started to really annoy me, and I wished that Lila had been able to take a more active role in what happened to her.

    24. This book started out so strong, and was very intriguing, for the first 1/3 of the novel. Then it started to degenerate by the end I was so glad it was over! This author has read waaaay too much Carlos Castenada, but doesn't have the skill to parlay that into a successful and interesting book.

    25. Picked this up at the library without knowing anything about it. Kind of an odd book - the plot pulls you along, and it's fun learning about tropical plant lore, but it reads thin, as though the structure was put in place but never really fleshed out. Very quick read.

    26. What a strangely delightful book! A young divorcee buys a hot house plant and learns from the seller and the local laundrette owner the mysteries and powers of plants. Set in New York and Mexico, the book enters a world of spirit animals and sexy pot plants, ha ha. Intriguing

    27. Não gostei do livro em absoluto. Parti de uma sinopse que me cativou e deparei com um livro em que as personagens se perdem, em que a fantasia se mistura com a realidade de uma forma inconsistente e superficial. Não em agradou a previsibilidade do desenrolar dos acontecimentos.

    28. Made me look at my plants in a whole new light. Cute, somewhat predictable, but a nice, light read. It was the perfect book to take with me to Key West this weekend.

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