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Graduating college and knowing how the next chapter of your life will play out is a big deal, right? How

much more could someone ask for?

Gwen has always followed every rule her mother gave her. With her future planned for her, she never

really had the time for fun or boys. Never really learned how to let loose, go with the flow.

What happens when all the plans she thought
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Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published July 26th 2016 by AE Gamrat
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Bobbi Wagner
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat is a Coming of Age book about a young girl facing real life struggles. I have read the second book before this one but I highly recommend that you read this one first. The second book will make a lot more sense and will enrich your enjoyment from this series. I enjoy this author's books so far. Her writing style is creative and easy flowing. She can take real life struggles and bring them to life. Her characters took me on an emotional roller coaster ride that I had a ha ...more
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, fiction
Overall, this is a well written story with interesting, and complex characters that had me wanting more. It took a couple chapters for me to get into the story, but once that happened the pages seem to flyby. I was really getting into the story with nothing really resolved when the story ended on a cliffhanger. I would much prefer seeing the complete story available or at least some warning this was a story in parts. I do want to find out what happens so will be looking for the follow up book.

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Liz
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was completely new to A.E. Gamrat when I first picked up “New Bloom”. I saw the absolutely gorgeous cover and just had to know what the story was that laid on the pages between them. I am so glad that I picked it up. I do have to say, it was a bit slow on the uptake at first. Once I did get into the story however, I was hooked and very grateful that the second book, “Eternal Bloom” is already available to read.

In “New Bloom” we are first introduced to Gwen. We really get the feel for her as s
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Angela
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

First of all, I love the cover. It’s so eye catching and beautiful!
New Bloom is the debut novel by A.E Gamrat. It is a sweet, emotive, coming of age story with a touch of romance.
Gwen has had her life mapped out for her by her parents. Her sheltered existence hasn’t really allowed her to experience the things that other people her age have. She doesn’t like to make waves, so she goes along with it all. She has a lot of expectation and responsibility to burden. Her mother is pretty hard, d
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
An enjoyable short start to what sounds like an interesting series. I’m not sure what to completely think of this story yet as there’s too many unanswered questions.
Some of the characters are a little over the top. I was hoping to maybe get Kame’s POV to learn more about his character as well. The story was just lacking a little depth and interaction with the characters and their relationship.
Overall it wasn’t bad and held my interest I’d be interested to see what happens next as the book just
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Wendy Livingstone
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC for an honest review. This is a debut novel for this author, and I must say, that this was not a disappointment at all. This is a contemporary romance. This is Gwen’s story about how she has been expected her whole life to do whatever her parents told her to do, whether she is happy about this or not. When Kane comes into her life she begins to question life as she knows it, and to realise that enough is enough!
I found this story a tad slow to begin with, but in my opinion thi
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Kelly Mccurdy
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~~

New Bloom is a finding yourself book. Gwen has followed the rules all her life, one day, she just stops. but those changes have consequences.

This is the first book that I have read by A.E. and it isn't going to be the last. A.E. writes beautifully. She leaves you needing more. The book flows really well. Characters are really well developed, and you get sucked in. You will not be disappointed in this book at all.
Chantelle Smith
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom is book 1 in a series from author A.E Gamrat. This was my first read from this author so after reading book 1 & 2, I highly recommend that these stories be read in order for events that take place in book 2 to really understand how this storyline really started. Everything about these books in this series I have loved, you have a great storyline, brilliant characters and book that you can’t put down. A.E Gamrat has made this book easy to read and flow from chapter to chapter. This ...more
E.A.
New Bloom (Bloom Duet) by A.E. Gamrat was a coming of age story that will grip your feels and take you on a emotional rollercoaster.

My first read by this author, I didn't know what I was getting into, as I don't really read these types of books. But it's always good to get out of your comfort zone. I will say this book wasn't what I was expecting, and I do have some mixed feelings about it.

Let's start with some aesthetics, the writing was smooth, clean, and easy to follow. The detail was rich
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Sarah
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
a great read about not letting others control your life. Gwen returns home from college in the hopes of getting some experience at her parents business. But when she returns, her mother is even stricter than before. Gwen tries to carry on but soon tensions rise as she tries to be her own person despite her mothers reign over everything. when events escalate, will Gwen be able to fight for what she wants or get trampled by her mothers expectations?
a great read. well developed plot. A.E Gamrat use
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Debi
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat

4 Stars

I read the 2nd book Eternal Bloom before I read this one and just wanted to get the whole story. You can read the 2nd first, I didn't feel like I missed out of too much while reading it, but now that I've read them both I really would recommend reading them in order.

This book follows the story of Gwen, she just graduated college and has moved back home, her whole life has been about making her parents happy, not that she is totally miserable but she is not one for
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Jana
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat is the first book of her coming-of-age duet. I suggest you start with the first book before reading the Eternal Bloom as you absolutely need it to be able to follow the story line … I had a bit of struggle to get into the story at first as it was a bit slow to take off but once I took a step back and thought of my own youth … I got it!
New Bloom is Gwen’s journey into adulthood and I promise you, it is not an easy ride … the writer takes us on a rollercoaster that most of
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Patricia
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
New Bloom is about a young woman fresh out of college and heading home to work in her parents flower business. Gwen is a book girl who has been working for her parents since she could after school and summer vacations . When she heads back after college things seem to have changed . Her mother is more distant and more it seems selfish . When someone new comes into Gwen's life her mother doesn't approve and things go down hill from there. Will they be able to put the feeling behind them or will ...more
Laura Furuta
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
NEW BLOOM (Book 1) (Bloom Duet)
By: A.E. Gamrat
5 out of 5 stars

The story NEW BLOOM (Book 1) (Bloom Duet) by A.E. Gamrat is a new adult/college book. It is a story that hooks you in from the very beginning and I found myself not wanting to put it down until I had finished the last page. I loved reading about Gwen. She is a young woman who has just graduated college and believes that she has her future sorted out. She is a strong person who is not always the social butterfly. She enjoys staying hom
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Valkyrie Oracle
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom is the first book in a duo and does end in a cliffhanger. I highly suggest getting the second book and reading them back-to-back to have the best reading experience.

This book is about a young adult, Gwen, who has graduated college and is entering a new phase of her life. Gwen has always been focused and had a plan. She thought she knew how things were going to play out, but when she goes home to help out with the family business, things do not go well.

Gwen’s mother has become unbearabl
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Gail Guerrero
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat
Four Stars

I’m not really sure how I felt about this book. I’m in-between liking it and not really interested. First let’s start with out lead female. Gwen seems to have it all together at first but you quickly see that she has some personal issues. She gives off this I’m ok vide and nothing can get to me but truly she is suffering. Now I understand her because in some aspects of my life I am like that as well. I didn’t know if she was a teenager or an adult with the way
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Erica Fish
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New Bloom by A. E. Gamrat is the first book in the duet. Ms. Gamrat is a new author to me and I was intrigued by the cover and the title. New Bloom means to me as a fresh start. I see the roots growing as a child through the first 13 years of the child’s life. In the teen years the green start to take form and build up. This the important part of life. Parental impact is slowing becoming a thin line in which the teen is following the rules but trying to break free on their own. The bloom of the ...more
Elizabeth
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New Bloom was the first book I read by Ae Gamrat, and it is book one, to be followed by Eternal Bloom. I was quickly sucked in, and really enjoyed the book. It is more than just a coming of age story, and contains many real life situations, easy to identify with. The characters are strong, and the relationships between their friends and family members are well written. I didn't want to put it down, but was mad with the cliff hanger ending. Even though I knew it was coming, I still had the wait u ...more
Emily
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gwen is a recent college graduate who always knew that after she was done with school, she wanted to move home and help her parents run their flower shop. Ever since she was young, she has loved flowers and her parent’s shop gave her the perfect outlet for that passion and even drove her to study business in college to help with managing the shop. The practical application of that dream just isn’t turning out how she hoped. Her tenuous relationship with her mother makes everything difficult, esp ...more
April Johnson
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Graduating college and knowing how the next chapter of your life will play out is a big deal, right? How

much more could someone ask for?

Gwen has always followed every rule her mother gave her. With her future planned for her, she never

really had the time for fun or boys. Never really learned how to let loose, go with the flow.

What happens when all the plans she thought were laid out for her are pulled out from under her feet?

Add in the mysterious man that pops into the flower shop stirring
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Ashleigh
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat is the first book in her Boom series, which includes Eternal bloom as well. Those that have read my review on Eternal Bloom will love this book because its full of the same rollercoasters of emotion and family issues as Eternal bloom the story takes place before that one giving the reader some great back story. Readers find Gwen just graduating from college and the real world hits her like a ton of bricks. The relationship between Gwen and her mother is tumultuous, with ...more
Shannon
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom is book one of a two book series. It is the story of Gwen and Kame, but mostly Gwen. She has always done the right thing. School, school and more school. Always following the rules. Working in her parents’ flower shop was all she wanted and all she knew. Going away to college didn’t change that. When Gwen finally wants to let loose a little, after graduating college, and to show her parents what she had learned, her mother steps in and tries to control everything.

“Taking control is in
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Angela Shirley
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-reviews
New Bloom by A.E Gamrat is a great young adult story, this story brings the elements of life and no matter how hard you try to plan your life you will always be surprised how you eventually end up.

The story revolves around Gwen and her life after graduating from College, she has always followed the rules and her mother’s wishes which has left her little time to truly enjoy her life to the full. She has had her life planned out but has never really enjoyed experiences as she has always been focus
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Katie Kearney
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A. E. Gamrat is the first book in the story of Gwen. Gwen is a young woman that recently graduated college and pretty much had her life planned out for her. However like all things plans can change and when they do Gwen is set adrift in a world that she is ill prepared to face. Add in a tall, dark stranger and Gwen is going to have to learn to stand on her own and to make a future for herself instead of following the path laid before her. Can she face the challenges ahead? Will she ...more
Krystal Gregory
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom, Book 1 in the Bloom Duet Series by A. E. Gamrat
4 out of 5 Stars

This is a fantastic book. This coming of age/romance novel has just about a little of everything to make the perfect book for this genre. Our main character is Gwen. She is freshly graduated from college and is trying to sort out what she wants to do with her life. I love how the author has brought to life the struggle that some girls face with a tough mother/daughter relationship. Gwen realizes that she has lived a very s
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Rebecca
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New Bloom is by A.E Gamrat, this story looks at the coming of age story. This is the first book in a two-part series. I was not too sure to start with but the further I got into the story the more I enjoyed it, this story pulls at the heartstrings a few times.
This story looks at a young lady named Gwen. Gwen has always done everything she can to please her parents her mother more so than her father. Gwen has been away at College studying to one day take over the family business because this is t
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Martha
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
GREAT ROMANCE READ!!!

New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat is a romance that you can sink your teeth into. This is a two book series so make sure you read them in order, it will make all the events in the story come together.
This is about a young girl who is fresh out of college and has returned home to work in the family business. In college Gwyn was not the party girl type, she had rather stay in and read a good book or watch tv, but her roommate and friend has decided she needs to get out and mingle. Gwyn
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Angelina Frazzini
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat is book one of a two book series. This book does end on a cliffhanger.

Gwen has always followed every rule her mother made. She even had her entire life post graduation planned. Because of that, she didn’t really have time for going out and having fun and even less time for boys. She dealt with it because in the end she was working toward her goal. Unfortunately not all plans laid are forever and Gwen is facing her future being pulled out from under her. To add to the st
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Caralee
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat
4 Stars!!!!

I have again delved into the created world of another new author. I have to say that I quite enjoyed this book. The author has a great writing style that keeps you glued to the pages. I really didn't want to put the book down.

This first book introduces you to Gwen and her friends and family. I really enjoyed this first book as I felt that I could really relate with Gwen. It was a very great start to the build up that I
was sure to come. The author has just enou
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Sunday
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat
Four Stars

New Bloom is the first book in the New Bloom series by A.E. Gamrat. This series is the first books I have read by this author, and I’m looking forward to reading more. This is a coming of age book with a bunch of angst thrown in. Gwen is a strong female character, who is having problems seeing eye to eye with her mother. In the first book we get the background on Gwen and her mother's relationship. Wen Gwen finishes college and comes back to live with her parent
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