Monday, May 18, 2015

"As Love Blooms" by Lorna Seilstad

About this book:

  “Tessa Gregory is nothing if not tenacious. Denied a position as a horticulturalist at prestigious Como Park in Saint Paul, 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?”

Series: Book #3 in the “Gregory Sister” series. {I have read book #1 & #2, but it looks like I haven’t reviewed them! Hmm! I liked them just as much as this one. :) }

Spiritual Content- Colossians 2:6-7 at the beginning and later read in the novel; Talks about God, His will & mustard seeds; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Praying; Church going & mentions of; Mentions of those in the Bible.
*Note: A mention of a Japanese torri gate.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: two ‘stupid’s; A ghost story about bones & a dead man being in a lake (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of gambling.

Sexual Content- A barely-above-not-detailed kiss and Four semi-detailed kisses; A couple cheek kisses; Two mentions of seeing another couples kiss (not-detailed); Touches (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Staring; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Tessa Gregory
-Reese King
                                P.O.V. switches between them & Aunt Sam
                                              Set in 1913 {Epilogue in 1915}
                                                        314 pages

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My personal Rating- 
Oh my goodness! Tessa is so fun and a bit sassy, which makes this novel quite funny! :) While I really, really enjoyed this book and Tessa’s personality, I had to lower the ratings because of all the kisses. I hope that this author keeps writing in this time period, and I’m very curious to what she’ll have out next!

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this this book!!!
    I think Tessa might be my favorite!! I love her spunk:) I can't wait to see what Lorna does next too