Gaillardia by Braden Williams
BLURB: Brad Andrews is grieving for his departed lover of ten years in his own way... in his own unique and overly obsessive way. He can’t stop the almost daily visitations to the gravesite, fearing he may lose his connection with Chase, who passed away two years earlier in a brutal car accident. Over time, Brad befriends the lowly flower salesman who stakes out the street corner near the entrance of the cemetery. Placing fresh flowers in a vase at his former lover’s gravesite may give him a much needed excuse to continue his obsessive visiting, but Brad is getting the sense that Chase is requesting or trying to tell him something from beyond. When the flower salesman gives him Gaillardia, a flower he has passed on many times before, an undefined emotional connection is made.
But when the elusive flower salesman suddenly disappears, Brent must go out in search of Gaillardia, and winds up on the front porch of Ethan McAndrews. Ethan, a science teacher by trade, has reluctantly taken over the family business since his father recently passed away. Suffering from two years of neglect, the Wind Valley Nursery has only one bumper crop thriving this year… overgrown fields cascading with Gaillardia.
Has Brad found what his departed partner was looking for? Or has Brad himself? Does Ethan realize that perhaps his formerly estranged father wants him to find true love? It’s a story of deep seeded true love and destiny… told through the eyes of the man who experienced it.
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Gaillardia is currently in the re-writing and editing stage. Braden is incorporating feedback and editing improvements with the assistance of a beta reader. A mid May target date is expected for submission to a publisher. The cover and video trailer that Braden designed for Gaillardia remains one of his favorites to date.