Friday, January 27, 2012

Where Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey

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?

My Review:

Where Wildflowers Bloom is book on in Ann Shorey's new Sisters at Heart series. It is set in post Civil War and the characters are trying to deal with life after the war. This book touches on the condition we know today as PTSD but back then it was called solider's heart.  

I enjoyed reading this book though it is somewhat predictable like so many books are but that doesn't take away the enjoyment of the story. Ann Shorey did a great job at making the characters feel real. They had real feelings and were trying to figure out how to cope with life. The characters in this book came alive as well as the setting. I could picture myself visiting this town and have that feeling that I am visiting friends. I love books that are able to transport you to the time and place and this book does just that. This is a great book for anyone who loves historical fiction, or a great first book into the this genre. I would give this book a solid 4 stars and will look forward to reading more book in the series.

* I received this book from Revell for the purpose of this review.

“Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reviewing Where Wildflowers Bloom! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the story.