Catherine Law - historical romantic novelist

Discover spell-binding romantic fiction with a dark heart

The Flower Book

A message of love from
the Trenches


Cornwall, 1914... To the delight of her parents, Violet Prideaux is set to marry local squire, Weston Penruth, until an incident during their engagement party sees her leaving behind her friends and family and fleeing to London. There she meets artist Jack Fairling, and it is not long before they have fallen in love. But when Jack enlists, can their happiness survive
the horrors of war?

1936… When Violet’s daughter Aster reaches the age of twenty-one, she receives a letter that turns her world upside down. With the support of her childhood friend Harry Penruth and the comfort of her mother’s treasured flower journal, she travels to London to discover her destiny. And as Aster unearths the lies and secrets of her childhood, a future of love and hope may be closer than she realises…


The Flower Book is available in paperback, audio and ebook.


Publisher: Allison and Busby (Hardback, 26 August 2013) ISBN 978-0-7490-1116-1


What they’re saying about The Flower Book

‘Such an enthralling and involving epic of a book. The author’s descriptive talents are amazing.’
RJ Troll, Amazon

‘ I can’t even begin to describe the joys of [Catherine Law’s] prose with its delightful evocative descriptions of the glorious countryside which clash vividly with the harsh scenes of the battlefields, the barbarism and destruction of World War 1.’  Mrs MJ Powling, Amazon

‘The way the meaning of flowers is woven throughout the book is truly delightful. I recommend The Flower Book to all lovers of romance.’  Miriam Smith, Amazon

‘I galloped through this book, deeply involved with the story, I cared about the characters and loved atmosphere it evoked.’  Zana Bull, Amazon



  • Stand To Before Dawn, c.1918, by John Nash.; The British war artist John Nash served with the Artists Rifles on the Western Front. This drawing depicts men at stand to, one of the key events in the daily routine of the front line. Infantry manned the front line in anticipation of a possible enemy attack or raid. Whilst this was a routine associated with the possibility of such activity in the murky light conditions of dawn and dusk, it also became one of discipline and alertness.
  • Lansallos Beach, near Polperro, Cornwall
  • The Flower Book is published on 26 August 2013
  • Cornwall Landscape and Cottage
  • On this day in 1914, from the Imperial War Museum. Britain War (Art.IWM PST 13006)
  • From the Artist's Window Robert Bevan. Camden Town Group
  • spring
  • Cardinham Woods Cornwall
  • British soldiers go over top of trench in the Battle of Somme 1916
  • Modernity and metropolis (The Camden Town Group in Context) | Tate. Charles Ginner
  • The Language of Flowers by Robert Tyas
  • A Cornish cove
  • A boxful of my new novel arrives!
  • The back cover of The Flower Book