Thursday, February 19, 2015
Like a Flower in Bloom: A Book Review
It's all her uncle's fault. For years Charlotte Withersby has been free to pursue her love of plants and flowers by assisting her botanist father. But now that she's reached the old age of twenty-two, an intrusive uncle has convinced her father that Charlotte's future--the only proper future for a woman--is to be a wife and mother, not a scholar.
Her father is so dependent on her assistance that Charlotte believes he'll soon change his mind...and then Edward Trimble shows up. A long-time botany correspondent in the South Pacific, Trimble arrives ready to step in as assistant so that Charlotte can step out into proper society--a world that baffles her with its unwritten rules, inexplicable expectations, and confounding fashion.
Things aren't perfectly smooth between Trimble and her father, so Charlotte hatches a last gasp plan. She'll pretend such an interest in marriage that the thought of losing her will make her father welcome her back. Only things go quickly awry, and she realizes that the one man who recognizes her intelligence is also the person she's most angry with: Edward Trimble, her supposed rival. Suddenly juggling more suitors than she knows what to do with, Charlotte is caught in a trap of her own making. Will she have no choice but to leave her beloved flowers behind?
You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format
About The Author:
is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists and. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area. Visit www.sirimitchell.com
I have read every book that Siri Mitchell has written and when the opportunity arose to review her most recent release, Like a Flower in Bloom, I knew I had to take it.
The main character, Charlotte Withersby, is fantastic! The antics that she discovers herself in bring a fun aspect to a typical historical fiction book. It was a well-developed book, had me laughing out loud literally, and the characters are absolutely delightful. With themes such as accepting oneself as God has made us, and a little romance thrown in for good measure this book is sure to be a hit for all fans of this author, as well as historical fiction fans.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Like a Flower in Bloom at your favorite Christian Book Retailer, from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***