Cynthia thanks so much for your comments. I liked your suggestion about the flower arranging and see if you like my re-write.
The other questions you have are all valid, but I am not sure how much of that I can get into the opening. Plus quite honestly I have JUST started this book so I have lots and lots to work out, and usually I change my mind many times before I get even close to a final draft.
Thanks for your comment about the title…I like it too!!!