Flowers in Her Heart
When her husband goes off to war, Adele feels lost and confused. In a new, less-than-ideal place in a frightening, less-than-ideal time, she flees to the garden with her daughters, determined to make their new house a home, even if it is from the outside in.
Battered by her own inner turmoil and scoffed ...more
Flowers in Her Heart, book 3 of the Kees & Colliers series, is available for purchase on Amazon.
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This story is a heart-breaker ... 30,000 words of healing-through-suffering and new beginnings. It is clean for all audiences to the best of my abilities though there are brief references to miscarriage, attraction between a married couple, the war, and a brief ment ...more
Flowers is a very sweet story, and I dearly enjoyed it. I read The Lady of the Vineyard back around the time of its release and, while I liked it, Adele was not a favorite of mine. I liked Judy. I loved Troy. But I just couldn't really relate to Adele.
This short-story did a great job of making Adele more easy to connect to for me. I ...more
I liked it! Pretty sweet and well paced. The story follows Adele and Judy after Adele remarries her ex husband and chooses a life of motherhood during WWII.
Again, this is sort of where I struggled most, which is entirely personal taste!
The theme of remarrying someone without actually truly loving them... isn't my thing.
One of my biggest qualms was how love was portrayed... or, not portrayed, maybe. Quoting Millie, and this basically describes the novel's theme, or so I felt... "Love ...more
Since this was a short story, there wasn't much else to like or dislike. I'm sure that I would have liked i ...more
After reading the first version I was so excited to find out the author was rewriting Flowers.
And this rewritten story? It is spectacular! All of the emotions and the hurt that is in the whole family . . . Each of the characters are struggling with their own problems and griefs when Troy goes to war. Reading about Adele as she gets a footing as a better mother is wonderful. We see her struggle to grow and let go of the pain of her past and mistakes. And her and ...more
Amazing emotion filled this four-star book. The author dug deep and didn’t shy away from the difficult questions her characters asked. The journey Adele muddled through built beautifully upon the previous book in the Kees and Colliers series (The Lady of the Vineyard).
The rich combination of dialogue and narration created a fabulous atmosphere. Tensi ...more
There are some deep themes in this story, but it is so light, and sweet that it makes this an enjoyable read.
This book is full of deep stuff. It's written in a sweet, simple way - even a child could understand it. It's somewhat flowery (um ... guess why? No, just kidding; this book isn't packed with descriptions of f ...more
I thought I'd end up loving this (Adele! Troy! Judy! My peoples! My children!) but eh ... I didn't? Don't take me wrong, I liked it I just didn't fall in love with it.
It was a nice short story with a nice message and I loved the banter but ... that felt like it was about everything in it. We didn't get a lot of much else and I'm not sure what I expected (like ... Sari ... it's a short story ... literally ...???) but it just didn't ... satisfy me per se.
It wasn't too much of a proble ...more
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women's fiction and romance author. Sound boring? Well, she includes lots of adorable children and mischievous animals—as well as a generous dose of BBC-style drama.
Kell lives on a ranch in North-Eastern Oregon with her family, crazy border collies, conceited fluffy cat, and assorted cows and chickens.
Other than authoring, she blogs, teaches young writers to...more