Reading a good book, whether on the front porch, back porch or sitting in your favorite recliner is always an enjoyable activity. Today’s blog focuses on a book I recently read and enjoyed immensely. Read below for a blurb, information on the author, my review and how you can win a free copy of the book Wishing on Buttercups.
Wishing on Buttercups, historical romance by Miralee Ferrell
Can Love Survive When Secrets Collide?
She’d kept her secrets safely hidden—those from her past, and those in the present. Some things, Beth Roberts knows, a lady simply doesn’t share, even in the 1880’s West. The townspeople would never understand. No one ever has.
Jeffery Tucker, a handsome young writer, has kept his own secrets. He doesn’t have a right to pry into Beth’s affairs but finds himself strangely drawn to her and intrigued by the whiff of mystery surrounding her.
Beth knows that one day someone will unravel the threads of her past. And when two men from her past arrive, the truth might just hurt . . . Beth’s future and her heart.
As shadowy memories surface, Beth sketches the scenes she sees and is shocked by what—and who—her illustrations reveal. Dare she risk her heart again?
Miralee Ferrell is a speaker, accredited counselor, and former ACFW chapter president who has published multiple contemporary and historical romance novels since starting to write in 2005. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State’s beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Miralee has had eight books release, both in women’s contemporary fiction and historical fiction, with another 5 under contract. She’s an award-winning author of Western fiction, and her newest novel, Wishing on Buttercups released February 1, and is the second in a series set in Baker City, Oregon, 1880s.
Another great novel in the Love Blossoms in Oregon Series. Wonderful story that kept me intrigued as to Beth’s mysterious past. Well written and easy to follow story-line about a young woman searching for who she is while reaching for who she wants to be. Author Miralee Ferrell once again gives the reader well developed characters coupled with life issues that touch so many people.
One thing I liked about this series is that both Wishing on Buttercups and Blowing on Dandelions deal with how we view ourselves. In Wishing on Buttercups, Beth sees herself in a negative light as she concentrates on physical and emotional flaws that are not so observant to others. I think this touches on a lot of self-image issues that are experienced by most people at one time or another. Another main character, Jeffrey, deals with his feelings about not meeting what he thinks are required expectations of him. Both issues not only touched my life, but helped me see them with a different perspective.
I loved that this is a great follow-up to Blowing on Dandelions, but a story that can also stand on its own.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. I also chose to participate in a blog tour for this book. See next section for the various blogs promoting this book. Each one gives a chance to sign up for a chance at a free copy of Wishing on Buttercups.
Book Tour Dates and Websites
- February 10th - A Book Lover’s Retreat
- February 11th - Shelley’s Book Case
- February 12th - For the Love of Literature
- February 13th – The Book Bag
- February 15th – HomeSchooling4boyz
- February 17th - Buzzing about Books
- February 18th - Stuck on Books
- February 19th - The power of words..
- February 20th - My Recent Favorite Books
- February 22nd - Melina’s Book Blog
- February 24th - The Front Porch
- February 26th - My Devotional Thoughts
- February 28th - Diana’s Tea Time Reviews
- February 28th - Create with Joy
Miralee has offered to give away a copy of Wishing on Buttercups, one copy per blog, US only. One winner per blog, and no winner may win more than one book in this tour.
Miralee would love to answer questions concerning her books, writing, publishing career, pets or her hobbies. Please feel free to leave a comment only, but if you would like your name to be entered for a drawing for a free copy of Wishing on Buttercups, you must ask a question of Miralee in the comment section. Please be sure to leave your contact info (email) so you can be contacted. I will pick a winner by March 2 and forward that to the tour host to get to Miralee. Good luck!
If you don’t win a free copy of Wishing on Buttercups, the following online stores have her book for sale. See links below.