I did not read the first book in the series but I found it did not matter. This was the first book I have read by this author and I loved it. I read the book in a day and could not put it down. GREAT read!
Wishing on Buttercups is the second book in the series Love Blossoms in Oregon by Miralee Ferrell. Best Christian Romance novels I have found!! This one is about Beth Roberts and her journey to find her family she was separated from 17 years ago. This story has a way at tugging at your heart. On her journey Beth and Jeffery start to develop a relationship and Jeffery finds out that she is a illustrator for the magazine he writes for. As they continue to try to build a bond he tries to help Beth reunite with her family. I couldn't put this book down it was so interesting and every page I turned I got more intrigued. Miralee Ferrell is a wonderful writer and I promise you will enjoy this book. or any ok the other books she has written she is one talented lady
What a wonderful story! Miralee Ferrell is an excellent author. I appreciate her way with words and her ability to keep a story from stalling. I was delighted to revisit some characters from the first book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series, Blowing on Dandelions, as well!
I found it hard to relate to Beth in the beginning of the story. To me, she seemed rude and selfish at times. However, as the story progressed, and I was able to glean more knowledge of her past, I could put her actions in better perspective. By the end of the story, I was fully involved in her life and rooting for her! After all, who can't relate to scars from the past (both seen and unseen)? Jeffrey, bless his heart, is a very patient man. While I wish his relationship with God would have been more developed, I understand it might have taken away from the main plot of the story. However, I still admired his love and dedication to Beth.
The theme of the story is hinted at right in the beginning of the book. The Bible verses the author included at the beginning of the story were very relevant throughout the book. Learning that God is always with you, even in the rivers and fires of our lives, is a hard lesson (Isaiah 43: 2). Also, keeping God first and foremost in our minds when looking to the future, and handing Him the reigns is something everyone struggles with (well, I know I do!).
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, and cannot wait for the next book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series, Dreaming on Daisies.
Wishing on Buttercups is the second book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series. It follows Blowing on Dandelions but can be read alone and understood. Miralee Ferrell has done it again with this book. It is possibly even better than the first one in the series, and I didn't think that was a possibility. The characters continue in the second one with the focus being on Beth and Jeffrey this time. You still find family relationships, trust issues, faith issues, love, and dealing with a past that is not remembered. There are new characters introduced to the series that have a direct impact on the two main characters. This book is also one that can't be put down once started. I can't wait to read the novella, Forget Me Not, and the next book in the series, Dreaming on Daisies.
I recieved the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for a honest review.