Friday, June 13, 2014

Flowery Paintings

17623509.jpgWishing On Buttercups

Miralee Ferrell 

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?
     As a little girl my auntie gave me the nickname Buttercup, so when I heard about this title I knew I had to read it. I enjoyed it, even though the buttercups really only showed up at the end with a fairly significant role. I found the characters very easy to imagine and quite colorful. I could easily see this book turned into a Hallmark movie. 

     The book left me an anxious feeling throughout reading it because of the suspense. It wasn't a violent suspense, but it made me extremely curious. Beth was very anxious and wary and while I could sympathize it did bother me. When Beth was happy it was a subtle feeling, but it was a delightful feeling. 

     I think this barely rates as a brand new paperback from amazon book. I think maybe more of a sale book or an e-book, but certainly a keeper. Rereading it is probably worth it after a period time maybe a few weeks or a month with license to skip over the particularly angst-y parts to your favorites. 

I got this book from a reviewing group in exchange for my honest review.  Enjoy your reading!

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