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Hope, although in remission, seems permanently scarred both physically and emotionally from her mastectomy and withdraws socially. She is content to arrange other people’s flowers and love lives until Jason walks through the doors of her florist shop and is immediately attracted—not to her, but to her vivacious but shallow younger sister Bobbi. Piqued, Hope signs up for a plot at the community garden and meets Amber, a young mother whose husband has also become withdrawn after losing his job, and Millie, a recent transplant from the East Coast with a self-absorbed daughter and grandkids. Roberts writes compellingly about the issues faced by these three women in different stages of life and uses the language of flowers to great effect as the women draw closer and share their particular strengths. Readers may empathize or become impatient with Hope’s continued insistence on physical perfection as a prerequisite to being loved. --Lynne Welch
A sweet tale of unexpected friendships blossoming in a community garden, this well-written story will have readers sympathizing with the characters' plights -- and itching to get their fingers digging in the dirt! (RT Book Reviews)
Gardening, girl talk, and a gorgeous guy underpin this tale of what constitutes beauty and one's true self. (Library Journal)
A congenial cast of subsidiary characters ... meet Hope at a community garden plot and share their stories there. Roberts effectively knits these troubled but kindly characters together in a story line that throws the reader a few unexpected twists. (The Seattle Times)
Love in Bloom is a wonderful story with characters so real and defined I feel like I am personally acquainted with them. ... There is humor and emotion in large quantities in this fantastic book that is next to impossible to put down. Kudos and a large bouquet of flowers to Sheila Roberts for giving us one of the best books of the year. (Fresh Fiction)
A great read. (BookLoons)
After reading Bikini Season, I couldn't download Love in Bloom fast enough. I truly enjoyed both books. The characters are believable and likable. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cathi
Love her books Always a good read. Right amount of romance, drama and sadness. A d I am always a sucker for a happy endingPublished 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Sheila carved the sisters relationship with a fine chisel. I love Sheila's books and you will too!Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
Love in Bloom is the first book I have read by Shelia Roberts and I have to say I was not disappointed in it at all! It’s amazing! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Heather G.
We've all heard the phrase "Bloom where you live.", but Sheila Roberts enriches this with her lovely book, LOVE IN BLOOM. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ronna
This was definately a "couldn't put down" read.. I breezed straight through without any lunch or dinner excited to see what happens. Read morePublished 16 months ago by M. S. Christopher
This was one of the best books I have read in a while. It showed you strength in family and new friends. It kept me wanting to know more about the lives of all the characters ! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Laurie
I gave it three stars, simply because I enjoyed the writing and the story was cute. I enjoyed the friendships between Millie, Hope and Amber. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Erin in Okc