Through thick mist and a cold east wind, Lavinia returns to Scotland. Up at the big house Mrs Farquhar is dying. Seeing Lachlan again, Lavinia remembers her childhood holidays there: swimming in the loch, the picnics, bottle-feeding the lambs down at the farm and the evenings when they danced reels. Most of all, she remembers Mrs Farquhar's grandson Rory.
In the house, as the old lady lies serene and beautiful in the bed she has slept in since coming home to Lachlan as a bride, Lavinia meets Rory once again.
Flowers in the Rain is one of sixteen stories, each giving another magical glimpse into Rosamunde Pilcher's world. The world in which most prefer to live all the time.
Rosamunde Pilcher had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel, The Shell Seekers, that captured the hearts of all who read it, and won her international recognition as one of the best-loved storytellers of our time.
It was voted one of UK's top 100 novels in the BBC's Big Read in 2003.
Her bestselling novels, September, Coming Home and Winter Solstice were made into television films.
She was awarded an O.B.E for services to literature in 2002 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dundee University in 2010.
Rosamunde Pilcher died on 6 February 2019.
Her genius is to create characters you really care for
Pilcher's storytelling skills are serene and beguiling
It is never too soon to discover Rosamunde Pilcher
Whether she is being poignant, wry or perceptive, Rosamunde Pilcher is always gentle