Flowers in December Trilogy: Flowers in December, Coming Home, Second Chance
by Jane Suen
These books show the changes and evolution of Connor which take place within the span of two years approximately. It starts with Flowers in December and the death of his mother. Connor is trying to deal with his grief and regret of not visiting more often. It is more about his inner journey and facing his own mortality.
His story continues in Coming Home. It is a story about love and forgiveness. He returns home for his first Christmas without his mother. It’s rough but being with friends and helping his neighbour aids him in healing. It is a Christmas story with deeper meaning.
In Second Chance, we see more of the relationship between Connor and Mary Ann. Each trying to decide what it is that they really want. It is an easy to read romance. This trilogy flows effortlessly into each other. You feel a range of emotions from grief to acceptance, nervousness to euphoria. These are well written books showing the evolution of one man through a meaningful time in his life.