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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
By Vivian Winslow
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
By Vivian Winslow
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
By Vivian Winslow
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 ...more
Flor intrigued me and I was eager to learn what made her tick. The events that shaped her we ...more
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 ...more