Life has not been easy for Beth Roberts. In one way or another she has been hurt – from parents who abandoned her in the wilderness to children who made fun of her scars or degraded her for having lived with her rescuers, the Arapahoes. And then there was that despicable man who promised her so much only to walk out without a word or hint. With all the pain welling up inside her Beth cannot allow herself to fall for another possible trickster. On top of that there are dreams and memories that have been wafting their way back into her mind – things she cannot place but are somehow linked to her sketchy past. These instances renew the pain she feels over having been abandoned by her family and the questions as to why they did it. (SPOILER ALERT: She only thinks she’s been abandoned).
Jeffrey Tucker always seem to be irritating Beth in some way even if he doesn’t know why he offended her. Half the time he spends with her is consumed with apologies for a misunderstanding. She is different from anyone he has ever known but a flurry of emotions and unreadable thoughts. If only she would open up to others rather than pent it all up within herself.
I rather think Wishing on Buttercups was better than Blowing on Dandelions (click here for my review). The mysterious aspect heightened the tension and it really “made” the novel. I couldn’t put the book down because I HAD to know what was going to happen and what were the secrets of Beth’s past. Miralee Ferrell feeds readers pieces of the background little by little keeping one going until the ultimate end, which does not disappoint. Another great read from the Love Blossoms in Oregon series.
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