Ditch Flowers


Trouble comes in threes, Grandma CeCe always said…

A baby. Just holding one sets Julia’s heart thumping. She’s wanted a child for so long. When she finally gets pregnant, she’s bursting to tell the world….until a checkup from the doctor confirms a miscarriage.

Julia’s world feels like it’s dissolving. This second tragedy following her father-in-law’s death, shakes her and her husband Greg. To support his mother, they uproot their lives and move to Greg’s childhood home. Under the bright Midwestern sky, Julia can feel a new world and new hope beginning. But trouble comes in threes, and soon a boy shows up at Julia’s new daycare whose blue eyes and freckled face look eerily like Greg’s. Despite her love for her husband, Julia finds her thoughts haunted by the boy’s face, and she can’t shake the feeling that her husband has a secret.

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“…a lovely tale about what it means to love, how to cope with loss, and most importantly, the power of forgiveness.” -Jim Cangany, author of Time Out

“The author did a beautiful job of bringing the reader into the mind of the main character and the anguish of infertility.” -C.H. Armstrong, author of The Edge of Nowhere 

“Linsmeier has penned a novel that celebrates women.” -Goodreads reviewer

“It is a brave work that doesn’t gloss over pregnancy loss.” -Tara Meissner, author of Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis

The story is sad and tender but still so full of hope and promise.” -Amazon reviewer

“The writing in Ditch Flowers is sybaritic and mesmerizing. It does not surprise me to learn the author also pens poetry.” -Kelly Cain, author of Altered

“I truly enjoyed this book.” -Holly, Texan Girl Reads

“Beautiful. Sensitive and thought provoking.” -Amazon reviewer