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Book Review: As Love Blooms

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As Love Blooms

Author: Lorna Seilstad

Paperback: 320 Pages

Series: The Gregory Sisters (Book 3)

Publisher: Revell (May 19, 2015)


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.

Meet the Author:

A history buff, antique collector, and former high school English teacher, fan favorite Lorna Seilstad is the author of When Love Calls, While Love Stirs, and the Lake Manawa Summers series. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Lorna lives in Iowa with her husband.

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My Review:

Lorna Seilstad creates characters that are strong Christian women campaigning for political and career equality. If you enjoy gardening then, you’ll definitely be swept away by this novel. Tessa the focus in As Love Blooms is the youngest of the Gregory sisters, has a passion for gardening. It is easy to be charmed by the beautiful flora and by Tessa. This novel also covers that people tend to keep some things secret, although some are small and unimportant secrets; others have the possibility of hurting others when revealed. This novel may be the third in its series but, it works well as a standalone read. I look forward to reading more Lorna Seilstad novels, and would highly recommend As Love Blooms to other readers. This novel has romance and even a bit of mystery. Also I expect that “Cheese and crackers” will be a new favorite expression.


I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!


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