This book is about a gardener with a strong faith in the Lord. As a young man, he refuses a high position as he feels that in this position he would not be able to fulfill his duty to the Lord. After losing his wife and all but one of his children, he then spends the rest of his life pouring the Lord's truth into this daughter. When Mary is accused of stealing from the Countess, trials follow, and in the end they are banished from the only home this young girl has known. After several circumstances whith lead to the ending in which Mary's name is cleared, circumstances that include the death of her Father, the young girl is returned to favor when her innocence is brought to light. Through the book, the gardener constantly points his daughter to the Lord, using flowers, which they both love so much, to tell beautiful allegory's about Christ.
I thought that this was a really good book, not dry at all, but still filled with so many truths, and showing the love of a Father and daughter united in the Lord.
And, before I close this post, I have to share my favorite quote from the book-
"There is no situation in life so thorny or so miserable that we may not find blessings under the thorns if we look carefully for them."