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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 cons ...more
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Published May 19th 2015 by Revell (first published May 12th 2015)
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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“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
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Charity Andrews
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tessa is hiding a secret and she absolutely MUST get hired as a horticulturist at Como Park or her family will find out what it is. They already think so little of her...Of course, there is also a young, handsome man that is vying for the same position and is ever so kind.

Lorna is always a great storyteller and uses history in such a unique way. The characters are full of life, deep, and grow throughout. Even for someone with a black thumb and no interest in gardening, she can make the story com
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Loraine
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 ...more
Dawn
Tessa Gregory is a very determined young lady. After years of going from one adventurous career dream (the stage) to another, she has finally found the field that she truly loves - being a horticulturalist. Yet when she is denied a position at the prestigious Como Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tessa isn't afraid to put her skills as a former Pinkerton and an actress to use by infiltrating the world of the highly successful and wealthy society and garner donations that would help present her cau ...more
Shantelle
As Love Blooms was kind of a cute, fun story; third book in the Gregory Sisters series by Lorna Seilstad.

It follows the life of youngest sister, Tessa Gregory, with her vivacious, slightly wild, nature; her love of gardens and growing things; her secrets; and dangerous escapades.

Though I didn’t like it as much as the first book in this series, As Love Blooms was interesting enough, and I enjoyed learning more about Tessa and seeing her story unfold. The gardening parts were fun, the sisters’ r
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Virginia
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Revell Blog Tour. May 15-22


~As Love Blooms~Lorna Seilstad
Book # 3 (The Gregory Sisters)

Oh my goodness! Wow! This.Book.Was.So.Good!! I must say that the Gregory Sisters has won a special place in my heart and it is going to be so sad to see the series end. :(

I was overly impressed by this book because usually by the second or third book in a series the book may not be all that I expect it to be. It was not so with this book and for that I'm very thankful. I also must say that the hat thing going
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Alisha L.
I really liked As Love Blooms! It was a cute and funny book. As Love Blooms is the third book in the "The Gregory Sisters" series and while I haven't yet read the first two books in the series, I didn't really have any problems following the story in this third book. It read well as a stand alone.

I loved Tessa's personality in the book! She's a spunky, ambitious, and fun character. She is a bit of a thrillseeker as well and isn't afraid to try new things. She also shows determination, working ha
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Maureen Timerman
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
The third and final book in the Gregory Sister’s series, and I really hate for it to end. We are reunited with the whole family, and it is growing! Aunt Sam is being pursued, the sister’s are back, Charlotte, Hannah, and now we have Tessa ‘s story.
This one is also action packed and we are still trying to achieve woman’s rights, it is 1913 after all. Spunky Tessa is surely following in her sister’s footsteps, without even realizing it. She has decided she wants to enter into the horticulturist fi
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Cheryl Baranski
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a delightful book of romance and historical fiction all rolled into one. There is just something so lovable about the Gregory sisters that draws you to them. Their personalities are very different and uniquely their own. I love the strong faith, love and devotion in this book. You will fall in love with these characters. An excellent read.

5 stars.

Be sure to get you copy today.
Shannah Mauney
I'm a big fan of Lorna Seilstad's Lake Manawa Summer series, so I jumped at the chance to review this book for Revell Reads. I was not disappointed. Though this is the third book in the series (about the third Gregory sister Tessa), it reads like a stand alone book. This story was so much fun. Read my full review: http://faithlovebooks.blogspot.com/20...
Sarah Sundin
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As always, Lorna Seilstad tells an engaging story with characters you really want to know in real life, topped with a swirl of humor. The historical research is just right, showing us Minneapolis’s high society in 1913 and the movement that brought so many great parks to America’s cities in that time period. Please don’t miss this book!
Brittany
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
As Love Blooms is the third book in The Gregory Sisters trilogy, however, it can easily be read as a stand alone novel for those who have not read the first two books. I have read all three books in the series and have enjoyed each one of them very much!

The author writes about strong female characters who are all trying, in their own way, to break into fields not usually open to females of the time. Sometimes an author can write a female character that is so stubborn and set on changing things
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Pam
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have so enjoyed Lorna Seilstad’s latest series The Gregory Sisters. Each of the sisters was a strong and unique personality and determined to make her way in a predominately man’s world. Last but not least is youngest sister Tessa whose ambition has changed enough times that her sisters find it difficult to take her seriously and tend to be a mite overprotective. Tessa’s love of gardening and her talent for design have stayed with her throughout her life and she really wants a chance to work ...more
Kav
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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Miranda
I think this was my favorite of this series. Tessa is a mess, an adorable mess, and I just love the continuation and finality of the ending. Great job!
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Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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*Summary*

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 wor
...more
Kathleen E.
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thursday, May 14, 2015
As Love Blooms by Lorna Seilstad, © 2015
The Gregory Sisters series, Book 3

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus
the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and
built up in him, and stablished in the faith.
--Colossians 2:6-7

Isn't she lovely? Wait until you meet this third sister, Tessa Gregory. It is mid-May, 1913, in St. Paul, Minnesota, as our story opens. How much trouble can one person get into, and on her way to seek a gardening position in the city parks systems, espec
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Prairie Sky Book Reviews
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: As Love Blooms

Author: Lorna Seilstad

Publishing House/Publication Date: Revell/June, 2015

Genres: Christian Fiction; Historical Romance

Time Period: 1913 (late Progressive Era)

Number of Pages: 320

Series: Book #3 in ‘The Gregory Sisters’ series

You should read this book if… You are looking for a sweet, colorful and quick summertime story filled with quirky but lovable characters, and a compelling plot. Garden-lovers will delight in references to the stunning gardens and horticulture practices
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Lisa Johnson
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Title: As Love Blooms (The Gregory Sisters Book #3)
Author: Lorna Seilstad
Website: http://www.lornaseilstad.com/
Pages: 320
Year: 2015
Publisher: Revell
My rating is 5 stars out of 5
Loran Seilstad is a new author to me and reading this novel was an introduction into her writing style and her love of telling a story. The series revolves around three sisters who, after losing their parents, make a promise to always support each other’s dreams. The novels in the series order are When Love Calls, follow
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Carole Jarvis
Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/1KyhgoS

I am glad to have discovered the writing of Lorna Seilstad and have thoroughly enjoyed the Gregory sisters. As Love Blooms concludes the series with the youngest sister's story, Tessa - and can I just say how appealing the cover is! It beautifully captures the essence of Tessa - her mischievousness, charm, wit, inner beauty, and sense of style. Although the characters overlap throughout the series, each book can stand alone.

The series features
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Heidi Morrell
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My son's name happens to be, "Gregory", and so I just loved reading about these sisters whose last name was the same.
Furthermore, in this 3rd and final installment, there was a character whose name was, "James", which just so happens to be our son's middle name!
"Just a coinkidink"? Probably. However, everyone loves reading more when special names to them appear!

The story was also very special to me because my husband took a Master Gardener course 8 years' ago. His knowledge of flowers and plant
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Jalynn Patterson
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
About the 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 Pa
...more
Victor Gentile
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lorna Seilstad in her new book, “As Love Blooms” Book Three in The Gregory Sisters series published by Revell brings us into the life of Tessa Gregory.

From the Back Cover: 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 pla
...more
Kari
May 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lorna Seilstad is an adept and agile author whose work on the Lake Manawa Summers series left me utterly enthralled. I jumped at the chance to review the latest book in the Gregory Sisters series, As Love Blooms.



The Gregory Sisters series focuses on a trio of ambitious and intelligent sisters forging careers at the time in America before women even had the right to vote. I find it inspiring that Lorna Seilstad can create characters who are strong women, campaigning for political and career equal
...more
Rachael
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was fun to read a story set in a place I'd been to several times as a child (and now want to visit again to see with the eyes of an adult). Como Park is one of the big landmarks of St. Paul, and the conservatory one of its highlights. I really enjoyed learning more of the history behind the park. Impressively, it is still meeting it's original goal to be an educational facility that everyone can enjoy, rich or poor, young or old. And this book is coming out just in time for the conservatory's ...more
Mercy
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Back Cover:
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
...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
As Love Blooms
The Gregory Sisters 3
By Lorna Seilstad

Tessa Gregory is all grown up, now if only she could convince her sisters of it. But for some reason they just can't take her choice of careers serious. But throughout her life gardening has been Tessa's one enduring passion. And she determined to get a position at Como Park. But she needs to convince Fred Nussbaumer that a woman can work within the Saint Paul park system.

With the help of Reese King, a gardener at Como Park, she may see her vis
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Sally
The final book in The Gregory Sisters trilogy focuses on youngest sister Tessa. With the other Gregory siblings happily settled both at work and at home, it is now time for Tessa to set her course. In the past, she has entertained thoughts of being an actress and also a Pinkerton detective, but horticulture has been a constant throughout her life. She entered a college course in the subject, but it doesn’t look like she’ll be able to return. She applies for a job at Como Park, but the superinten ...more
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