AS LOVE BLOOMS
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.
The much anticipated finale to The Gregory Sisters series. This time it's younger sister, Tessa, who takes her turn to shine. She is just as rambunctious as ever and one of the fun things about reading her story is that I feel like I've watched her grow up through the other books.
Impetuous, passionate and determined, Tessa sets out to make her mark in the male-dominated horticultural field. My inner gardener swooned with delight at all the plant talk. LOL. Tessa dives in and out of scrapes with great aplomb -- so wrapped up in her need to prove herself and create her own opportunities she almost forgets to put God into the equation.
The sweet romance isn't without its fair share of thorns as Tessa and Reese struggle with finding a balance between their professional goals and their personal ones. A thought provoking look at the consequence of keeping secrets and the ensuing aftermath that occurs once they are revealed.
A truly captivating read.
My thanks to the author and publisher for gifting me with a copy of this book.
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