"Where Wildflowers Bloom" Review

"Where Wildflowers Bloom"
by Ann Shorey

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: Dec 1, 2011
Source: sent by publisher

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary from goodreads.com:  



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.
My Review:

This was my first book by this author, and it definitely won't be my last! I loved this story, it's exactly what I'm looking for in historical fiction. The story was about the characters first and foremost. It dealt with each character's personal struggles and how they leaned on each other to make it through.

I loved all the characters. Even though Faith was sometimes a bit immature, it fit with her character and she grew a lot. Curt was so sweet and the author explored his history with the war in a very interesting way. Curt's supportive relationship with his sister Rosemary was great to read about. It's nice to see families working together. I loved Faith's grandpa, he had such great advice!


Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5

Setting: 5/5

Romance: 5/5

Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 4/5
Writing: 5/5



Bottom Line: A fantastic story about characters reshaping the country after the Civil War as well as themselves.

"Available December 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

Ann Shorey and Revell Books' Mercantile Memories Giveaway!

Stop by http://www.annshorey.com/contest.html for more Giveaway Details!

In Where Wildflowers Bloom, Book 1 in author Ann Shorey’s brand new Sisters at Heart series, Faith Lindberg wants nothing more than to escape her small Missouri town, and the graveyard of painful memories left by the Civil War. She plans to sell her grandfather’s mercantile, and join a wagon train bound for Oregon. But her grandfather, and a handsome stable man have other plans!

To celebrate the story, author Ann Shorey and Revell Books are proud to announce the MERCANTILE MEMORIES giveaway, featuring three incredible prizes.

GRAND PRIZE:
Our Grand Prize winner will receive an heirloom chess set, handmade from 1830s chestnut & cherry wood, just like the one Judge Lindberg and Curt use in their chess battles.

SECOND PRIZE:
Our Second Prize winner will receive a deluxe, Missouri-shaped box of mercantile goods from the Missouri Mercantile company. The box features an assortment of items just like those stocked by Faith in Lindberg’s Mercantile.

THIRD PRIZE:
Our Third Prize winner will receive a Memoirs Gift Set. Write your memoirs just like Judge Lindberg does in the story! The set includes the bestselling Writing the Memoir book, and a $30 gift card to Blurb, to create and print your story.

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5 comments:

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

That's a great giveaway and this book sounds like something I would like so I'm going to add it to the shopping list!

Blodeuedd said...

It sounds sweet and lovely, like those nice hallmark movies :)

Lover of Romance said...

Great Review!!! I haven't heard of this author or this book...but I definitely like the sound of this one! I truly love the kind of stories where it portrays how hard life can be at times, and to rely on one another.....hope you have been well!!!

Ann Shorey said...

Thank you for reviewing Where Wildflowers Bloom. I'm so glad you liked the story!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by, Ann! I loved the book, and I'm going to read more of your titles in the future!

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