A Book That Grows on You: Where Wildflowers Bloom (Sisters at Heart, Book 1) by Ann Shorey
|Where Wildflowers Bloom|
by Ann Shorey
With her "At Home in Beldon Grove" series and now this new series, "Sisters at Heart" Ann Shorey has definitely made a niche for herself in the historical romance genre. While not always focusing on romance and faith but also underlying issues like the treatment of single women in business in the 1800s her stories aren't just fluff and nonsense. However don't let me fool you into think that her stories aren't without "sigh-inducing" moments.
In her latest book, Where Wildflowers Bloom we meet Faith Lindberg who has lost nearly everyone she loves to the War Between the States and lives with her aging grandfather. Since her grandfather isn't quite up to running the family's general store by himself Faith undertakes the task upon herself. She isn't completely unselfish in her motives however and hopes to persuade her grandfather to sell the business and travel west.While managing the store she must face how to pay for mounting debts, deal with thefts AND matters of her own heart concerning one intriguing stranger and one gentle but scarred stableman.
Once again Ms. Shorey has crafted a sweet story set in a small town that is sure to capture everyone's hearts. Faith is a bit selfish and slightly annoying in her reluctance to accept that maybe moving West isn't for her or her grandfather. I was a little frustrated by her stubbornness which made her unlikable. Thankfully as the book progresses her attitude does change. I'm very happy to say this is a book where the main character definitely learns a few lessons and grows up throughout the course of the story. There isn't a boatload of drama--just enough to keep one reading. Fans of prairie romances and Christian fiction will probably like this story as I did.
~3.5 out of 5 stars~
About the book:
How far will she go to follow her dreams?
The Civil War 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, Faith allows herself to hope that she and Royal will finally wed. But does he truly love her? Or will another man claim her heart?
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*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting this honest review for the tour.*