#BookReview: Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop by Isabella Louise Anderson

cardsSummary:

As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she’s kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.

Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.

A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn’t ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor’s guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?

As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe’s shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.

Review:

I am always happy to read a sweet story, and that is just what I thought of Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop. Engaging, heart-warming, and full of romance, this one is bound to please readers. I thought it was so interesting to see how Khloe, Connie and Gabby intersect with one another, and I loved the cards and little messages that were sprinkled throughout. I also immediately fell in love with the beautiful book cover, which just tied everything together. Definitely a must read for 2017!

5 stars

isabellAuthor Bio

Isabella grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. She focuses her time on featuring other writers on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with organizing Goddess Book Tours, and is a member of the Romance Writers of America.

She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Mexican food, margaritas, gin on the rocks (with a splash of lime). She loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Texas Rangers. Not only is Isabella an author, she’s also a Scentsy consultant and hoarder.

 

Isabella is the author of The Right Design and Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop. Her short story, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe,” was featured in Simon & Fig’s Christmas anthology, Merry & Bright. She’s currently working on another book.
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Book Links

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#BookReview: The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even

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Another hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy from bestselling author Anna Bell When Lexi’s sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend’s wedding to watch football – after pretending to have food poisoning – it might just be the final whistle for their relationship. But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an ‘accidentally’ broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she’s delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that’s happened to their relationship. And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It’s not as if he’ll ever find out ..

Review:

What can I say about this book…HA! No really, this is a laugh out loud, charming romantic comedy that had me hooked from beginning to end. I loved Lexi and the revenge plan she cooked up. I had an idea of what was really happening throughout but it was still hysterical to watch her scheme her sports-loving boyfriend and get back at him after he ditches her best friends wedding for a football game. Plenty of fun sub-plots came along with the revenge plan, and even though this was typical British chick lit (meaning quite long!) I still breezed through this one without issue because it was just so comical, relatable, and hard to put down. Definitely recommend for your 2017 reading list!

5 stars

#BookReview: The Next Best Thing by Wendi Nunnery

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the-next-best-thingSummary:

Four years ago, Emma Fraser’s first love took his own life. Now, twenty years old and in college, Emma and her best friend, Andy, are still mourning the loss of a friend and brother. Nothing is the same as it once was…and things are about to change even more.

Too heartbroken to even consider falling in love again, Emma stays distracted by school and work. Until she meets Landon and, for the first time ever, finds herself believing she might actually have a future with someone. But when Deegan Burke—the man responsible for all of Emma’s heartache—gets out of prison early, Emma is suddenly confronted by her worst fears. And when faced with choices she never thought she’d have to make, Emma discovers that the only person she really wants by her side is the last person she ever expected.

Review:

Whew. My first review of 2017 is going to an amazing book. I like to consider Wendi Nunnery a friend of mine – fellow blogger and girl boss – and I was thrilled to read The Next Best Thing. This book starts off with a bang and had me racing through the pages. There is a lot happening in this story – heartbreak and death, hope and love – and Nunnery easily takes readers on a difficult journey with her talents. There is a lot of depth to this story, but also a great message to be heard. I couldn’t have asked for a better book to kick off my 2017 reading list with!

5 stars

wendi-nunneryAuthor Bio:
Wendi Nunnery is the author of The Mayfield Family Story, The Best Kept Secret, and The Next Best Thing. She is also the founding editor of Lady Literary Magazine and her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Simply Beloved, and Introvert, Dear. Wendi is a proud Georgia Southern University alum and believes colorful language is good for the soul. She lives, loves, and mothers in Atlanta, Georgia.
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