As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad
Young romance opens like a rose . . . but even a rose has its thorns.
Tessa Gregory is nothing if not tenacious. Denied a position as a horticulturist at prestigious Como Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she is not above a little benevolent deception in order to get the park superintendent to change his mind and hire her. She plans to infiltrate the world of wealthy and influential people in hopes of drumming up financial support for a world-class conservatory. But before she can put those plans into action, she meets Reese King, a handsome gardener at Como Park–and a major distraction. Still, Reese might be the key to achieving her dream. But is his goal to help her . . . or to capture her heart?
Against the lush backdrop of manicured gardens and greenhouses full of the exotic, Lorna Seilstad weaves a sweet and sassy story that is sure to delight.
What people are saying about The Gregory Sisters
“A cut above the rest.”–RT Book Reviews
“Thoroughly charming.”–Maggie Brendan, author of the Heart of the West series and The Blue Willow Brides series
“Delightful . . . a wonderfully satisfying read.”–Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Inn at Eagle Hill series
A history buff, antique collector, and former high school English teacher, fan favorite Lorna Seilstad is the author of When Love Calls, While Love Stirs, and the Lake Manawa Summers series. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Lorna lives in Iowa with her husband. Learn more at http://www.lornaseilstad.com.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Teresa Gregory is a feisty and determined young lady, and when she sets her heart to do something, there is no stopping her. That includes working at Como Park in Saint Paul, and meeting park worker Reece King just added fuel to the fire. When Reece let Teresa volunteer at the Park working with him, Ms. Gregory was able to live her dreams designing gardens. But that’s not all that happened during this time they were working together. Attraction started to build between these two, but nothing could really become of it because of the difference in the lifestyles of the two. Or could it?
Lorna Seilstad has written another fantastic and enjoyable read! I loved these characters, they were believable and unique and found their way to my heart early in the book. No only did we follow the life of Teresa and her desire tohave the vocation of a horticulturist as something she wanted to do in her life, we also had a glimpse of the women’s rights in the 1913’s as we followed Teresa’s aunt as she and the three sisters attended meetings about the women’s rights movement. And Teresa fit right in with it all in working with Reece. And getting back to Reece and Teresa, they were both so excited when the gardens were completed at Como Park, and Reece was going to reveal that Teresa was the brains in designing his garden, but things didn’t go quite like it was suppose to, and well, that’s where you need to read the book, because its just too much to reveal! I highly recommend As Love Blooms, and I know you will enjoy this awesome read as much as I did!
I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.