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My first fiction book is out now!

I love reading books about plants, but I wish there were more. So I wrote my own! It is available in print and e-book on Amazon now!

When love is poisonous~
Giacomo Rappuccini is a famed physician and maker of medicines, but his life revolves around his only daughter. He will do anything to keep her safe from the cruel world beyond the garden walls. Even sacrifice that which he loves most…

Beatrice never considers leaving the confines of her father’s home and garden. Why would she? She has a beautiful library full of books and her work keeping the fantastical plants in her father’s garden healthy, keeping her content. Until a handsome stranger appears in the window of the home that overlooks her garden and she wants more than to hide from the judgmental eyes of life and death.

Giovanni is young and in love with the idea of studying at the famed medical school in Padua, Italy. He wants nothing other than to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a physician. But when he lays eyes on the intoxicating beauty in the garden of his new lodgings, his whole world becomes an obsession. An obsession with her and the truth of her existence.

In this reimagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic story, Rappuccini’s Daughter, readers will get to see the magical realism of love’s first bloom through the eyes of those whose world is changed by it the most. Grab this book now to get swept away into the beautiful garden of poisons in this historical novella reminiscent of the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet.