Wishing On Buttercups
Love Blossoms In Oregon book 2
by Miralee Ferrell
-From the back cover-
Can Love Survive
When Secrets Collide?
She'd kept her secrets – those from her past, and those in the present – safely hidden. Beth Roberts knows that some things a lady simply doesn't share – especially in the 1880's West. After all, the townspeople would never understand. No one ever had.
Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn't have the right to pry into Beth's affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her.
Beth knows that one day, someone will unravel the threads of her life. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt … both Beth's future and her heart.
As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what – and who – her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again?
A nice historical with a little mystery, a couple of very different romances, and some realistic family dynamics that are well developed and fascinating.
I have to admit that I didn't particularly like, Beth, the heroine. She came across as self absorbed, she deliberately misinterprets people's actions and words, she is naïve to the point of gullible, and waffles in her actions at times. I also found her to be tender-hearted, gentle, sensitive to other people's pain, forgiving, loyal, and strong in her moral character.
I loved Jeffery! He is a good man, he is determined to be independent, kind and gentle, quite understanding, and he also has a sense of humor. He isn't perfect, though, sometimes jumping to conclusions and a bit jealous at times when it comes to a certain girl.
The characters that live in the boarding house are diverse, flawed, quirky, fun, interesting, and enjoyable. There are also some near-villains that are delightfully despicable and the reader is glad when they get their comeuppances.
This Book earned a 3.5 Bark rating.
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I will note is that I have not read book one in this series, Blowing On Dandelions, but I really didn't feel out of the loop at all. It can be read as a standalone but I am definitely going to go back and read book one when I get the chance.
Overall Wishing On Buttercups book is a very enjoyable story and any reader that likes historical fiction will likely enjoy this book.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Wishing On Buttercups by Miralee Ferrell a 3.5 Bark rating.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (February 1, 2014)
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