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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Where Wildflowers Bloom...Review

About the book:
The War Between the States stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg-- as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry. With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to the Oregon Territory to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her. But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family's mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.

When Royal Baxter suddenly returns to town, Faith allows herself to hope that her dreams might come true. Does he truly love her? Or could another man claim her heart? Will she find that following her dreams may not mean leaving home after all?

The characters in Where Wildflowers Bloom jump off the page and into the reader's heart. Author Ann Shorey infuses her characters with the virtues and quirks that bring them fully alive as they search for contentment and love.

After Faith Lindberg loses her father and brother in the Civil War, she wants to leave Missouri for a new start in Oregon.  Her grandfather wants nothing to do with leaving and wants Faith to run his mercantile so he can write his memoirs and stay in his home.  As Faith begins managing the store, she secretly makes preparations to go west.  But, life and God have other plans for her.

I enjoyed these characters although I though Faith was somewhat clueless and selfish at times.  Curt and Rosemary were terrific as was Amy. This was simply a sweet novel about love, family and friendship.   I look forward to the rest of the series.

Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler from Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Ann Shorey here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

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4/5 Stars

3 comments:

Darlene said...

This does sound like a sweet novel. I'll have to keep a look out for it.

Rissi said...

Just got this weekend as a gift - I look forward to reading it. =)

Ann Shorey said...

I'm so pleased that you liked Where Wildflowers Bloom! Thank you for the review.
I was guided to your blog by Revell's publicity department.
annshorey [at] msn [dot] com