Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Chesapeake Style Review

Chesapeake Style magazine has reviewed 
My Mother Grows Wallflowers

"This story is complex without contrivance, with deep psychological insights. It offers a sensitive look at the impact of a mother’s hoarding on other family members. At the same time, it celebrates the resilience of youth and the joy of young love. 

My Mother Grows Wallflowers is C.L. Howland’s debut novel. It offers characters the reader cares about, who deal with difficult situations without blame or self pity and leaves the reader with a lot to think about after enjoying a really good story."
                                                   -Carol J. Bova, Chesapeake Style

  For the full review, please visit: Chesapeake Style

My Mother Grows Wallflowers is available in ebook and print formats on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Monday, November 7, 2016



It gives me great pleasure to announce
My Mother Grows Wallflowers 
 is now available in both ebook and paperback versions on:

 There isn’t a heck of a lot that doesn’t scream target about Mina Mason: her weight, her homemade dresses, even the hoarder’s paradise loosely disguised as the Masons’ home. Samuel Two Bears Miller reshapes Mina’s understated existence with his arrival, his dark skin and long braid exotic next to the Puritan pallor of the local boys. All through high school, Mina conceals her odd home life behind the closed doors of her dilapidated house, even after discovering love with the outspoken boy. Mina must choose between the person who makes her feel alive and the family who relies on her.

Enjoy! As ever, thanks for your support, and if you have a few moments, please feel free to leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Coming Soon...

Mina Mason is the bullied child of a reclusive hoarder. Her only defense is to blend into the background until Samuel Two Bears Miller and his family show her another way of life.

Set in rural Vermont, My Mother Grows Wallflowers reveals the unwitting legacy parents pass onto their children...self-esteem or lack of it. Mina Mason shows how a child, deprived of that gift, can still grow into a woman able to bestow it.

Coming soon from High Tide Publications−the first book in the Northam series. For more information please stop by: to check out the site or just say hi.