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Love in Bloom: A Novel (Heart Lake, 2) Paperback – March 31, 2009
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“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
- Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition (March 31, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312384815
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312384814
- Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,087,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This was a lovely book; sweet and uplifting. I liked the way the women's individual stories were woven throughout the book and Hope's story was particularly touching. The character of Jason, Hope's "love interest", was nicely written and Hope's sister, Bobbi, offers some comic relief. If you're reading this for the romance you might be disappointed - the focus is on the women and the strength they draw from each other. Jason and Hope's relationship is more of a side story but it is engaging none the less.
The setting is present day Washington state; some mild swearing with no explicit sex.
I know that Hope lived with fear and she felt the deformity left from breast surgery made her undesirable. I can understand the fear, but I couldn't as far as the scarring to her breast was concerned. How many of us are perfect, we all have flaws whether on the inside or on the outside. I couldn't stand her sister who was trying to find herself in all the wrong places. Looks aren't everything honey eventually age sets in then what have you got? Even the girls that stood right out there sag. I wanted to kick her right in the ass.
Amber's problems I'm sure we all could relate to. With today's economy alot of us have found ourselves without employment but I thought her patience with her husband was short and it felt like she blamed him for the loss of their business. He wanted to curl up in a corner and forget but she kept reminding him of his failure .
Millie was there for all of them . They say with age comes wisdom although I felt each one helped the other through some difficult times.
Sheila Roberts never disappoints.