Books by Iris Lee Underwood

About the author

Growing Lavender and Other Poems
More than a book of poems on gardening and the art of living, Growing Lavender and Other Poems is a collection to be savored: a modern woman's Walden that chronicles Iris's journey through everyday joys and loss. There is delight in the heady scent of lavender, seeing a smiling "black dog racing" and recognizing "you've seen something amazing in this crazy world." Iris's quieted mind speaks courage and beauty to everyone who has ever lost a loved one or cherished a garden.

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Encouraging Words for All Seasons
This book is about finding encouragement in all seasons of life. Iris Lee Underwood encourages the reader to embrace each season for its particular benefits: to find love, joy and peace where hate, despair, and strife prevail. She believes if we learn to see with our spiritual eyes, if we keep the eyes of our souls open, fear will diminish and failure will turn to opportunity because we have embraced courage. From season to season, become an observer and participant in life through the power of encouragement.

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Iris was born in Kentucky and grew up in Michigan where she married and raised her three daughters. The Tri-City Times of Imlay City, Almont and Armada publishes her weekly letter titled “Honest Living.” She’s a memoirist and budding novelist, passionate about gardening, travel, and the art of storytelling. She resides in Leonard, Michigan, with her husband, cat Mo, five hens, and two mountain dulcimers.