THINK POSITIVE! HUGS!
I am looking forward to reading this book. It covers the Portland’s Rose Festival
BOOK # 2
PUBLISHER KENSINGTON BOOKS
DATE OF PUBLICATION NOVEMBER 28, 2018
“Portland was flush with spring color: blooming roses, bright flags flapping from the bows of navy ships docked along the waterfront, and neon carnival signs dotting the banks of the Willamette River. The end of the unrelenting rainy season brought a celebration like no other to the city — Rose Festival. The festival spanned three weeks from the end of May through mid-June, attracting visitors from all over the world who joined in Portland’s annual street party at the queen’s coronation, milk-carton boat races, starlight run, rose show, fleet tours, fireworks, and the pièce de résistance, the Grand Floral Parade. This year, Blomma, my aunt Elin’s boutique European-inspired flower shop, where I had been working for the past few months, had been chosen as the showcase florist for the Rose Festival. It was a huge honor. And a huge undertaking. In addition to managing our regular clientele at the shop, we had been spending every waking moment at the float barn, preparing our float and planning for the dignitaries’ dinner, which would take place the evening of the Grand Floral Parade.:
Who could object to a flower festival?
Britta Johnston and her aunt Elin are delighted that their Portland floral boutique is part of the city’s Rose Festival, which draws thousands to the Pacific Northwest for dragon boat races, fireworks, and other attractions—capped off by a big parade. They’re building a float that’s sure to rock the judge’s boat . . . until a gang of angry protestors shows up. The group, who call themselves Dark Fusion, are decidedly not into flower power, and they want to take down the system . . . including the upcoming extravaganza.