Title: When Love Blooms
Author: Judythe Morgan
Genre: Christian Romance, Sweet Romance
After a hit-and-run accident leaves her mother confined to a special care facility, Darcy Clark abandons her dream of an art career. Instead, she focuses on helping her father run the struggling family landscape business. She has no time or interest in romance.
Then at-risk students from her old high school become her labor force on a city park project and their teacher Andy Fitzpatrick shows up to help keep an eye on his kids. The chemistry between Darcy and Andy is instant.
Darcy dares to daydream about the possibility of a happily-ever-after until a dark secret connecting Andy to her mother’s accident becomes known.
Will the link kill their budding attraction before love can blossom?
Darcy Clark is landscaping the high school's gardens when she meets Andy Fitzpatrick, a special needs teacher at the high school. Darcy falls for him immediately, even though she promised herself she wouldn't let a man hurt her again. Both Darcy and Andy are dealing with a lot of baggage, including their own insecurities. Can they overcome it all and let love bloom?
A great premise but the more I read, I found myself frowning at the continual obstacles in their relationship. It was one thing after another and I didn't care for the immense angst. If angsty romance is your thing, then you’ll love this book. I'm a happily-ever-after kind of romance reader and drama really isn't my thing.
I connected with both Darcy and Andy. I was impressed by the amount of gardening information thrown in. Good job, Judythe. The story flowed at a quick pace and it's not a long read. I was able to read it in one sitting.
The main theme of this story is how love can bloom if you give it space. Like flowers in a garden, it needs sunlight, water, care and faith. If you cut away the weeds, you'll have a beautiful garden.
If you're looking for a contemporary romance with depth, I recommend this book.
My Rating: 4 stars
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Judythe Morgan is an award-winning author who believes in true love and happily-ever-after. That's why she writes love stories.
As an Army wife, one-time Department of Army Civilian, mother, antiques dealer, schoolteacher and administrator, her life has provided a wealth of experience. Add her years of international travel and an insatiable desire to see, do, and learn and you have a creative fountain overflowing with stories.
When she's not writing, you'll find her browsing antiques shops, reading on the front porch of her Colorado home or walking her dogs--a very large Old English sheepdog and an equally tiny Maltese--in the nearby Rio Grande National Forest.
Please visit her website at http://www.judythemorgan.com or her award-winning blog at http://www.judythewriter.wordpress.com for information on her upcoming projects. You can also connect on FB, Twitter and Goodreads.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N