Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Review - "As Love Blooms"

Book description from the publisher:

Young romance opens like a rose . . . but even a rose has its thorns.
Tessa Gregory is nothing if not tenacious. Denied a position as a horticulturist at prestigious Como Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she is not above a little benevolent deception in order to get the park superintendent to change his mind and hire her. She plans to infiltrate the world of wealthy and influential people in hopes of drumming up financial support for a world-class conservatory. But before she can put those plans into action, she meets Reese King, a handsome gardener at Como Park--and a major distraction. Still, Reese might be the key to achieving her dream. But is his goal to help her . . . or to capture her heart?

Against the lush backdrop of manicured gardens and greenhouses full of the exotic, Lorna Seilstad weaves a sweet and sassy story that is sure to delight.

What people are saying about The Gregory Sisters

"A cut above the rest."--RT Book Reviews

"Thoroughly charming."--Maggie Brendan, author of the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series

"Delightful . . . a wonderfully satisfying read."--Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Inn at Eagle Hill series

A history buff, antique collector, and former high school English teacher, fan favorite Lorna Seilstad is the author of When Love Calls, While Love Stirs, and the Lake Manawa Summers series. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Lorna lives in Iowa with her husband. Learn more at

My Review:
I became a fan of Lorna's books as soon as I read her first one and I loved her latest book, "As Love Blooms!" This was the conclusion to the Gregory Sisters trilogy and I enjoyed spending time with these sisters, whom all chose careers in a men's world and found love and were supported and loved by Aunt Sam.  Tessa was such a fun character to spend time with and I loved her dreams and plans for the gardens and the extreme measures she took to help her implement her plans and follow her dreams.  I could picture the flowers and the layout in my head of Tessa's designs and I felt like Lorna did an excellent job of bringing the time period to life.  I highly recommend Lorna's books for fan of historical fiction. 

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for including me on this blog tour.*

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