Freshwater for Flowers

I really enjoyed the beginning sections of this book, but I labored to get through it.  I liked the main character, Violette.  She believed in happiness and worked as a cemetery keeper in France.  She and her husband have a daughter, Lenora.  A tragedy ensues and life became very complicated.

This debut novel is beautifully written and well reviewed.  I enjoyed it but it is not at the top of my list for recommendations.