Thursday, February 18, 2016

Book Review ~ Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey ~ 2/18/16


 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 Oregon 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.  
My Thoughts:
This was a very sweet book :)
It was an "almost wagon train" story.  Faith wants to leave Noble Springs and take her grandfather to Oregon to escape the memories of losing their loved ones.
There were times I was frustrated with Faith's stubbornness and determination to leave her hometown.  She almost ruined everything for herself!
I love how the story ended but I don't want to give too much away.  I'll just say that there was a love triangle and Faith ends up with the better man but not before making a mistake or two.
This is the first book in the "Sisters at Heart" series.  I look forward to reading more and hope that I get to read more about Rosemary and Amy, two of Faith's friends.  I'd love to read their stories :)
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  1. You keep these book reviews up and share them at Party at My Place, my library ladies won't be needed. I love this review. Something that would be a great weekend, curled up on the couch read.

  2. Thank you, Coletta! I'm happy your enjoyed the book. :)

  3. This sounds like a sweet book. I think I have it on my e-reader. I will have to check it out! Glad you enjoyed it. : )

  4. Great to hear you liked the ending. I've read a couple of historical fiction pieces lately where I liked the book all the way until the ending. Thanks for sharing with us at the #LMMLinkup.

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  6. I'm not sure I've ever read an "almost wagon train" book before. That description made me laugh! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week!


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