Ann Shorey’s newest book, Where Wildflowers Bloom, is the first in the Sisters at Heart series which looks at Faith Lindberg dealing with life after the Civil War in the year 1866. Her family fought in the war as she lived her life in Noble Springs, Missouri. After the completing of the War, and the loss of her father and brother, Faith tries to convince her grandfather to leave the only home they have ever known and their family mercantile to travel and start a new life in Oregon. When the man she wanted to marry before the war returns home, she must decide what she really wants out of her life. In addition to deciding what she wants her future to look like, she also wonders about the strange occurrences that are taking place in the town.
As with most books I read, I’m drawn to anything that is historical in nature. This book was no difference. I enjoyed reading about how a family copes with the losses from war and how they go on with their lives. The various characters played different roles in the military, a militia-man, a nurse, and a soldier suffering from PTSD. Faith also deals with prejudice due to her being a woman, and difficulties in running a family business. I felt the characters of Faith’s grandfather and Curt Saxton were especially endearing, and I can’t wait to hopefully hear more about these characters in future Sisters at Heart books.
Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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