Thursday, 23 September 2010

Love's First Bloom ~ Review

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love's First Bloom

Bethany House; Original edition (September 1, 2010)

Delia Parr


Delia Parr, pen name for Mary Lechleidner, is the author of 10 historical novels and the winner of several awards, including the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for Best Inspirational Book. She is a full-time high school teacher who spends her summer vacations writing and kayaking. The mother of three grown children, she lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.


Ruth Livingstone's life changes drastically the day her father puts a young child in her arms and sends her to a small village in New Jersey under an assumed name. There Ruth pretends to be a widow and quietly secludes herself until her father is acquitted of a crime.

But with the emergence of the penny press, the imagination of the reading public is stirred, and her father's trial stands center stage. Asher Tripp is the brash newspaperman who determines that this case is the event he can use to redeem himself as a journalist.

Ruth finds solace tending a garden along the banks of the Toms River--a place where she can find a measure of peace in the midst of the sorrow that continues to build. It is also here that Asher Tripp finds a temporary residence, all in an attempt to discover if the lovely creature known as Widow Malloy is truly Ruth Livingstone, the woman every newspaper has been looking for.

Love begins to slowly bloom...but is the affection they share strong enough to withstand the secrets that separate them?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love's First Bloom, go HERE.

My Review:

This book will capture you from the beginning! Life isn't always easy and sometimes we question and doubt why we are in certain circumstances but in Love's First Bloom you will find that Truth prevails and God works in ways that will surprise you!
When Ruth is sent away with a child in her arms she struggles with her new identity and the last thing she ever imagined would be that she would fall in love! But just like Ruth, Jake has a secret of his own! Will they be able to get past the lies and deceit?
You will have to read this one to find out!!

This book has romance, mystery and faith that will inspire you! I rate it ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you CFBA for the complimentary book in exchange for this honest review


Andrea said...


Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I just received this one. I'm glad it's so good!

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