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Blossoming Flower

(Wildflowers #1)

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In the wake of the collapse of her father’s business empire, Flor, the gorgeous twenty-one year-old daughter of disgraced former Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, is forced to forge her own path in life. Flor decides that none of it—the private jets, the vacation homes and the luxury cars—were real. Or at least they really didn’t matter. The only thing that’s real for Flor i ...more
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Published October 19th 2015 by Vivian Winslow
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Rhea Dsouza
Sep 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
WARNING: I *might* lose my mind over how much I loved the characters—all the characters—of this book. This is supposed to be a review post, but I canna guarantee that it won’t be filled with gushing about my OTP and Poppy Baron. You have been warned.

Sometimes, running makes you a hero.

In Flor’s case, it brought her to Belo Horizonte ranch, a secluded and beautiful piece of heaven. And with her love for horses and her need to escape from the mess that was her old life, she settles in wonderfully
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Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs


My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

After her father empire comes crashing down his daughter Flor tries to escape the scandal by attending college in America.  Her dreams are to become an equestrian veterinarian.  Her love of horses is strong but her spirit is stronger.  In desperate need of a summer job. She finds herself approaching Mrs. Poppy Baron for work at her ranch in California. Now if you are an avid Vivian Winslow reader like I am then you know all about Gustavo and the Barons.  I have read t

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books are love
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Overall I liked the book but there are some things that bug me. The ending that leaves the relationship with Flor and Collin hanging bug me. The secrets still out there bug me. This is a stand alone but it doesn’t feel that way with how it ending. This is what bugs me.

Flor was a stubborn young woman who has had her world turned upside down and round and round a few times. She isn’t sure where she stands but knows what she wants. She wants to be a horse vet and she wants to be her own person away
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Liz
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Once again love drives me on, that loosener of limbs, bittersweet creature against which nothing can be done.”
-Sappho

Blossoming Flower was my first experience reading Vivian Winslow, and I must confess I am hooked. She has mastered the art of writing a slow burn novel! I love when you read a story and the romance building is slow and about the characters finding each other. This is the epitome of the relationship between Flor de Lima and Collin Taylor throughout this novel.

Flor captured my at
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Bobbi Wagner
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Book 1) by Vivian Winslow is the first book in her Wildflower series. This is my first book by this author and I fully enjoyed it. This is a New Adult Romance book that will keep you engaged until the end. It is a sweet romance that has its twists and turns. I enjoyed how this author was able to pull me in right from the beginning. Her characters are connectable, lovable and true to life. They made me feel as if I was right there with them throughout the story. Thi ...more
Jana
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blossoming Flower is the first book in Vivian Winslow’s new adult series Wildflowers. It is my first encounter with this writer and I am looking forward to many more hours with her as there are 3 more books (currently) that have been published in the series!
Blossoming Flower is the story of Flor da Lima, the daughter of ex-billionaire Gustavo da Lima who is in housearrest at the beginning of the story. I actually got a feeling that Flor is more resentful towards her mother, a typical Latina dram
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Angela
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Blossoming Flower is the first book in the Wildflower series by Vivian Winslow. This is a wonderful New Adult romance that captivated me right from the beginning. I loved Ms. Winslow’s Gilded Flower series and I was intrigued by the connection that series has to this book. I guess you could say that this is a bit of a spin-off from that series.
Flor deLima has tried to avoid the fallout from her father’s crumbling empire and the scandal that came with it. She instead focuses on her dream
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Kaitlynn Taylor
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower- Vivian Winslow

4-star review

Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow is a truly romantic story. It’s the first book in Vivian’s WildFlowers series and it’s also the first book of hers that I have read, though it certainly won’t be my last. I really enjoyed the way this book was written, I found it very easy to jump right into, in fact I got so caught up in the story that I was able to read this story in one sitting. I connected with Flor, the main character, from the first chapter s
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Katie
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower
By Vivian Winslow
4 stars

I really enjoyed this story and thought it was a great 4 star read. When I first read the synopsis I was intrigued about it but was also really looking forward to reading something from an author who is new to me. What really struck me about this book apart from the wonderful female lead was the beautiful writing from the author. I thought that they story had a great pace and flow to it and her character development was very good.
I really liked Flor, and
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Candida Hopper
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Book 1) by Vivian Winslow is an awesome read from the start. Flor is a young lady in college who's world just got turned upside down. She came from a family with money and because of her father's bad decisions all that is gone, lets not forget about her mother’s bad decisions as well, and now her college has went bankrupt. She is very upset with both of her parents, and needs to work through that in her own time.She finds herself doing an internship, working with h ...more
Susan Lister
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower is a new adult romance filled with all the feels. It has the romantic burn, drama, and family scandal wrapped up on one bundle of a book.

Flor grew up privileged and in the matter of seconds it was all torn away from her. Her father made many mistake and she had to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She is a very complex character. When she feels, she feels with every fiber. She's a very complex character and one the kept me turning the pages just to dig deeper on who sh
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Roxana
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibbb
I recently came across Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow – and let me tell you, I absolutely adored everything about this book.

We get to meet Flor de Lima – a young woman who has lost everything she owns because of the dealings that her father is involved in. We learn that he is – or use to be a multi-billionaire. She has to learn how to relive her life. Without having to depend on her father or her mother – who seems to be good for nothing.

In the process of reinventing herself and figuring
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Debi
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Book 1) by Vivian Winslow

5 Stars

I'll start with I was drawn to this book because of the cover, I don't know why but I think it's beautiful...then I read the synopsis and just new I had to read this. I was thrilled when I realized it was the start of a series. I have not read any books by this author until this one and I already can't wait to start the second book.

I am not going to go into any detail about the storyline. It had just enough in the way of twists and t
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Nicole
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blossoming Flower ( Wildflowers Book 1 )
By Vivian Winslow
5/5 Stars

This is my first time reading this author… wow ! Such a captivating and intriguing story, from being to end!! Its beautifully written, with a well thought out plot and with gorgeous scenic surroundings!! I can picture the pretty ranch, houses and trees in my head! I can only imagine how peaceful and tranquil it would be to visit there!!
Flor is so naive and yet so darn strong at the same time. But she truly has no idea how stron
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Gail Guerrero
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow

Four Stars

Growing up with wealth doesn’t mean happiness. Flor is a lovely young lady who grew up with money but it couldn’t buy her happiness. We all want our parents approval and love. You could feel Flor's anger, disappointment and sadness. Then there is the mysterious Collins. I didn’t know what to think of him at first but as the book came along I grew to like him and understand him. They both had their secrets and their relationship was tested. The author
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Laura Furuta
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Book 1)
By: Vivian Winslow
5 out of 5 stars

The story Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Book 1) by Vivian Winslow is a wonderful romance book. It is the story of Flor who has found herself in a situation that if she wants her dreams to succeed she must do it on her own. She is a woman whose feelings for her parents shows how hurt, angry, and disappointed she is. No place feels like home to her and she misses that feeling. She finds herself assisted in getting an internsh
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Lyndsey Fairley
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Book 1)
4 stars

This was my first read by this author, and while its not my normal genre, I couldnt pass up on the cover!
Flor's fathers business empire has fallen. She is now living off her trust, that her selfish mother drained for "necessities" from stress. She is now out on her own, doing all she can to go to veterinary school and open her own practice.
She reaches out to a friend of her fathers and lands on a beautiful ranch where ahe meets Collin. As pasts are
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Kerry Baker
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow is the first book in her Wildflowers series. A great example of a coming of age story and about forging your own path despite any bumps along the way.

Flor has everything most people could want - wealth, cars, holidays homes. And then she didn’t. Finding herself without everything she is used to is the kick she needs to take control of her life. Deciding that none of that ever meant anything Flor seta about creating her new life in the image she wants it - wor
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Erica Fish
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower is a cute romance. Vivan Winslow is an amazing author who has a deep attention to detail. One of the reasons why I read this story the cover shows a woman staring off into the field where we see a horse, clouds, and birds. This woman is reflecting by looking past the clouds. I wanted to be that woman to be drifting in thought. Flor has been on a path of self-discovery. Flor has come from a wealthy family. Flor loves working with horses and she even did an internship working wit ...more
Ashleigh
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Blossoming Flower by Vivian Windslow is the first book in her new series, Wildflowers, and what a great opener! Following the story of Flor where she finds herself learning that if she wants her dreams to succeed that she is going to have to go it alone. Issues with her family make for hard times for Flor, with lots of anger and disappointment coming from and to her. When she finds herself applies to be an intern at a horse training farm, she knows this is what she loves to do. And when she meet ...more
Maura
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely a 5 star read for me. It's the epic tale of one woman's journey who is finding herself after life changes unexpectedly. She has to rely on the help of others and learn her strengths.

This story is written in such a way that layers are peeled back and more is revealed as each chapter progresses. The plot points are well thought out and the story has twists and turns - it never feels stale.

It is setting up other characters who I look forward to reading about in the future of this
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Sara
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book of the series and I already cant wait to read the next one! I love that Flor gets to find her own path now that nothing stands in her way. The description of the country side where the horses are is amazing, I can just picture it. I love that we get to watch the relationship grow with Flor and the cowboy! I like reading about the characters by themselves and then how they are together. I’m ready to move onto the next book, that’s how cute this book is! I know one person wh ...more
Kandis
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow is book one in the Wildflowers series. I absolutely love the characters in this book! Flor is the perfect New Adult female character! She is strong and feminine. I really enjoyed reading this beautiful romance story! And who doesn’t love a country man!! I can’t wait to read what Vivian has for us next!! I loved this New Adult Romance!!
Nicole
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Book 1)
By Vivian Winslow
4 Stars

Blossoming Flower was a different kind of read for me. Vivian Winslow spins an engaging tale about romance, family loyalties, scandals, drama…the whole shebang. This was the first time reading this author for me and I was not disappointed. Vivian Winslow delivers the whole package with this book.

Flor has grown up not wanting for anything but now her life is crumbling. Trying to find some sense of normalcy, she goes to her friend aski
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Emily
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Blossoming Flower” by Vivian Winslow is the wonderfully bittersweet tale of Flor, a college student from Brazil who is studying to be a veterinarian for horses in the States. Flor craves something she has never found, a place that truly felt like home. Needing a place to stay for the summer, she uses an old family contact by the name of Poppy to help her get set up with work experience. What she gets is so much more. Flor’s character really intrigued me. She isn’t your typical college student a ...more
Tracy Wilkin
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blossoming Flower is book one in the Wildflowers series by Vivian Winslow. I went into this book with an open mind as this author is new to me. I was blown away by the many top quality elements to this story and the extreme talent this author exhibits. The storytelling abilities Vivian Winslow possesses left me speechless. This book was spellbinding amd totally captivating. Gripping from start to finish.

Flor intrigued me and I was eager to learn what made her tick. The events that shaped her we
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Heather Lovelace
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book grabbed my attention from the very first page. This author is new to me and I certainly cannot wait to read more in this series. Realistic and heart warming and riveting and just fantastic. Hands down, a wonderful read. Highly recommended.
Andie
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower is a New Adult romance by Vivian Winslow and the first book in the Wild Flowers series. Flor lived a charmed life until her father lost everything, but she never really cared about the clothes and cars (the jet she might miss a bit) all she wants is to become a vet and finish school in America. Flor turns to a family friend and asks for a internship for the summer working with horses. This is how she meets Collin, a handsome cowboy with a secret of his own that prevents their r ...more
Heather
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Blossoming Flower, by Vivian Winslow, is the first book in the Wildflowers series. This interracial romance was nicely written with an underlying story that moves as the chapters progress. We learn more of each of the characters as we see them grow further into themselves based on their own decisions, as well as, their interactions with others. Difficult choices, aspirations for more, longing and despair are all intertwined in this initial novel of the series. I thought the characters were beaut ...more
Kristi McChurin
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow is the first book in her Wildflowers Series. This is my first time reading anything by this author and I loved this book so much that I am going to go and read her Gilded Flower series. I loved the two main characters Flor and Collin!
Flor has never wanted for anything in her life, but when her world gets ripped apart she decides to start over. She hides her secrets and goes to live on a ranch for the summer. Colling has known nothing, but the ranch his whole l
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