I found the book to be enjoyable. The story is very predictable, and I found myself some what annoyed at the immaturity of the main character. However, it is a good easy read with good moral characters, and at the end puts a smile on your face cause all ends well.
Ann Shorey has created a likeable heroine in Faith Lindberg - she's sweet and compassionate, but strong enough to stand up for what's right. Curt Saxon is an intriguing hero as he falls for Faith but keeps his distance while he wrestles with his "soldier's heart" - what we now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ann Shorey's writing draws me right in, with lovely phrasing and plenty of humor. I highly recommend this novel, and I'm looking forward to the next two books in the Sisters of the Heart series.
Ann Shorey shows her usual brilliance in writing! The story in Where Wildflowers Bloom is truly an engaging story, with love, romance, daily strife, intrigue, and the love of God to cover the whole of it. The characters are believable, and well written into the persons presented in the story. This book is one that I found difficult to put down, once I opened the first page. I find it interesting that Ann uses her own ancestors to find stories of life in the past. I enjoy reading her books, and look forward to the next book.
This is a fast-paced historical romance set in 1866 Missouri. Rich descriptions of the mercantile, cemetery, town, homes and livery allow vivid visualization for the reader. All the characters are full of life, from the heroine to the customers in the mercantile, and each one gives flavor to the book. This is an enjoyable and easy read, but also one of substance as our characters recover from the devastating effects of war.