Careful Flowers

  • Careful Flowers

It is my love letter to three generations of women.

It includes many varieties of love, as well as of hatred. It is the story of both valiant and villainous hearts.carefulflowers4

Careful Flowers by Kieran York is about a woman whose life has been careful. She finds that nothing is as she believed it to be. Life suddenly becomes an unknown.

Fleur Hamilton is botanist with an important project and a pending grant. She’s in a relationship facing a crossroad. Her love for the woman in her life has taken a critical turn. As she enters her fourth decade, she finds not only her relationship being topsy-turvy – but everything in her life has capsized. She has lost her beloved great aunt.

Ever the scientist, she becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about her aunt, and about her own roots. It takes an examination of many lives for her to locate her own historical truth.

As she slowly uncovers her parents’ Hippie Era and their lives, she also discovers more about her Great Aunt Golda’s life as a prisoner of the Holocaust. Fleur is forced to make a horrific decision. Her unearthed heritage strengthens her as it directs her.

Love, hatred, kindness, and evil overwhelm her once tranquil life. It is the flowering of a  treatise of what went before. Fleur’s emotional journey comes with not only a tour of history, but it includes the by-stories of each era.

Her odyssey to San Francisco is where she first discovers both her personal past, as well as her unique humanity. She unlocks her background by unwrapping her parent’s Hippie Era. She uncovers her beloved aunt’s understanding of both love and hatred. She sees the world of a Holocaust survivor as it unfolds.

Her adventure becomes Fleur’s own history. As the stories are layered, they converge for Fleur to discover herself. She can then deal with not only her broken relationship – but her future.

It is today’s story of yesterday.


Careful Flowers is available in book from through Or order through Bella Book Distribution for books or e-books. Books and Kindle e-books are also available through Amazon.

Kieran York’s romance, Appointment with a Smile, a 2013 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, is also available through Blue Feather Books, Bella Book Distribution and Amazon.

If you’re interested in poetry, check out her poetry in the best-selling Sappho’s Corner Poetry Series: Wet Violets, Volume 2; and Roses Read, Volume 3. , and Delectable Daisies, Volume 4.-isThe collections are edited by Beth Mitchum. They are available through and Amazon. Also available through and Amazon is the book of poetry by Kieran York Blushing Aspen, Sappho’s Corner Solo Poetry’s Series, Volume 4, edited by Beth Mitchum.


11 thoughts on “Careful Flowers

  1. Looking forward to reading Careful Flowers as I’ve already purchased it. I definitely have my hopes high after Appointment with a Smile. Why is it that a person cannot be on a vacation when all they’d wanna do is read all these wonderful books? Work, my a**!

    • Thank you for the kind words, Suzi. and thanks for the smile – Work? My new books isn’t at all like Appointment, but it was perhaps the most difficult book I’ve written. On many levels. So I hope you enjoy it. And most of all, I hope the readers of Careful Flowers remember it. Thanks, my friend.

      • It’s not like I expected Flowers to be an Appointment rerun. 🙂 It’s more like I like the way you write. Your style is recognizable. And so far I really like Flowers, too. 🙂

  2. Kieran, this book sounds amazing, complex, and deeply emotional. It must have been quite a journey for you as you did your research and your writing. How long did this project take?

    You write beautifully in every format…books, poetry, blogs, posts. Your expressive wording leaves us hungering for more!

    Congratulations on your new release Kieran!

    • Thank you so much for your kind words, Liz. I appreciate them more than you can imagine! I researched the book for the year and a half I was writing it. Although it had been in my mind for many years, I hadn’t been certain exactly how to weave it together. When it was ready – it seemed to present itself to my mind. Again, many thanks, and I hope you enjoy it. LesficREADER will be spotlighting it on Nov. 30th – 8am to 10am and 6pm to 8pm (Mountain time), and Dec. 1 from 10am to 2pm and 6pm to 8pm (Mountain time). I’m looking forward to the discussion, and I hope you’ll be there. K

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