Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Where Wildflowers Bloom Book Review

Sisters at Heart

SUMMARY:  How far will she go to follow her dreams?
     The Civil War stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg - as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry.  With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her.  But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family's mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.
     When Royal Baxter suddenly returns, Faith allows herself to hope that she and Royal will finally wed.  But does he truly love her?  Or will another man claim her heart?

REVIEW:  Faith is determined to pack up and move west to get away from the painful memories everywhere she looks in Noble Springs.  But she doesn't understand, even though her friends and grandfather try to tell her, the memories will follow her where ever she goes.  I like how Faith reaches out to Rosemary and stands up for her when townspeople try to reject Rosemary because she worked as a nurse during the war (a scandalous job for a woman to have at that time).  Faith and Rosemary also reach out to some families that are stranded when a train derails close to their town, remembering her grandfather's motto "Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. (Proverbs 3:27)."  After the store is robbed a couple of times and she is held up by robbers, some of the "regulars" come to Faith's aid and protection.  I like how everyone looks out for each other, even when it may work against them.  This is a good book and an easy read.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light, The Promise of Morning, and The Dawn of a Dream.  She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma's Soul.  Shorey lives with her husband, Richard, in Oregon.  Learn more about Ann, sign up for her newsletter, and catch the most recent news about her books at

1 comment:

Ann Shorey said...

Hi Chelie, Thank you for reviewing Where Wildflowers Bloom. I'm so glad you enjoyed Faith's story!