Releasing after the New Year, I had an early chance to look at Miralee Ferrell's second book in her Blossoms in Oregon series: Wishing on Buttercups.
Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide?
She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has.
Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn’t have a 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 past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt... 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?
I really enjoyed Miralee's first book in this series, Blowing on Dandelions, so I couldn't wait to read Wishing on Buttercups. You don't have to read Dandelions first, but it is helpful to be acquainted with the other people in the boardinghouse (and it was good, so do)! ;-)
Once again, Miralee weaves an important topic into her story – this time, trust and past scars, both physical and emotional. The characters were great – couldn't help enjoying Mrs. Cooper and Aunt Wilma's interactions – and the whole paint incident was downright humorous (even funnier that it was based on facts)!
It's so hard to imagine searching for a loved one in that day and age. Nowadays, it's almost impossible NOT to be found, thanks to the internet! The strain of both Beth and Mrs. Mason's search was palpable and I couldn't help turning the pages, hoping the impossible would right itself! The tension of romance and trust was also real in regard to Brent and Jeffery.
Wishing on Buttercups was a very enjoyable read, and I can't wait to hear Steven's story in Dreaming on Daisies!
Preorder your copy HERE!
Thank you to Miralee and David C. Cook through NetGalley for sending me a copy to read and review!
Also reviewed on Christianbook.
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