Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As Love Blooms

GIVEAWAY

SEILSTAD, LORNA
AS LOVE BLOOMS

Young romance opens like a rose . . . but even a rose has its thorns.

Tessa Gregory is nothing if not tenacious. Denied a position as a horticulturist at prestigious Como Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she is not above a little benevolent deception in order to get the park superintendent to change his mind and hire her. She plans to infiltrate the world of wealthy and influential people in hopes of drumming up financial support for a world-class conservatory. But before she can put those plans into action, she meets Reese King, a handsome gardener at Como Park--and a major distraction. Still, Reese might be the key to achieving her dream. But is his goal to help her . . . or to capture her heart?

Against the lush backdrop of manicured gardens and greenhouses full of the exotic, Lorna Seilstad weaves a sweet and sassy story that is sure to delight.

My Review:

The much anticipated finale to The Gregory Sisters series. This time it's younger sister, Tessa, who takes her turn to shine. She is just as rambunctious as ever and one of the fun things about reading her story is that I feel like I've watched her grow up through the other books.

Impetuous, passionate and determined, Tessa sets out to make her mark in the male-dominated horticultural field. My inner gardener swooned with delight at all the plant talk. LOL. Tessa dives in and out of scrapes with great aplomb -- so wrapped up in her need to prove herself and create her own opportunities she almost forgets to put God into the equation.

The sweet romance isn't without its fair share of thorns as Tessa and Reese struggle with finding a balance between their professional goals and their personal ones. A thought provoking look at the consequence of keeping secrets and the ensuing aftermath that occurs once they are revealed.

A truly captivating read.

My thanks to the author and publisher for gifting me with a copy of this book.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of As Love Blooms please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 31 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

40 comments:

  1. I am really looking forward to reading this one. I have the other two books in the series which I will read once I have this third one. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Oh, you have such self-control, Loraine. I can't wait for a whole series to come out before reading the first one. LOL Good luck.

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  2. I'm wanting to read this sweet romance :)
    dkstevensne AToutlookDoTCOm

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  3. Good morning, Kav. I have been waiting for this one! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! You and your selections ROCK!!!

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    1. You're welcome, Marianne. Good luck.

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  4. MitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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  5. Thank you for the chance to win Lorna's new book, love her books!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  6. I've not read any of this series, but it sounds delightful!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's a great series, Patty. Good luck.

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  7. I'm with Loraine N.......love to read series in order. I am so lucky to have the first two on Kindle and just yesterday, I received this third one in the mail (won it)...so now plan to get busy reading them! Love your review, Kav!!! We so appreciate you.

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. Another stalwart reader who can hold back until a whole series is out. I could never do that. Seriously. Could. Not. LOL

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  8. This would be perfect to read over the summer.
    melissa dot snoopy at yahoo dot com

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    1. Definitely a good summer read. Good luck, Melissa.

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  9. Would love to be entered. Her books are such fun summer reads! Thanks for hosting, Kav!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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  10. This book sounds so good! I have the other two books in the series and it would be wonderful to win this book, As Love Blooms, the finale of the set :) Thank you for the opportunity of this giveaway!

    nj[dot]bossman[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Definitely need to complete that set, agboss. Good luck.

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  11. Having read the above comments,a I feel I have certainly missed something by not reading the first two books in this series. I am going to have to do something about that!!!Would love to win this last one, then I could get the other two and settle down with the whole series. What fun! Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes, you will, Melanie. You'll enjoy getting to know the Gregory Sisters. Good luck.

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  12. Lorna's books always have such beautiful covers. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of As Love Blooms!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Revell does a wonderful job with their covers, don't they? Good luck, Bonnie.

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  13. I am so glad to be a reader in this day and age. The covers, models, backgrounds, costumes, backgrounds that are used are amazing!
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Reading is a sensory delight, isn't it, Janet? Good luck!

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  14. I really want to read this book. Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Here's hoping you get to, Amy. Good luck.

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  15. So proud of my friend and her wonderful books... looking forward to reading this one as well! Debkinney4 at gmail dot com

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  16. I've read the first one and loved it. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54@aol.com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  17. Loved the first 2, thanks for the giveaway!
    kbshade dot shade at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Kelsey. Good luck.

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  18. Sounds like a good book. redeemed1ru@comcast.net

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    1. It definitely is, Ann. Good luck.

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  19. What a beautiful cover!! Love to read this book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Such a fresh springy kind of cover, isn't it? Good luck, rubynreba.

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  20. I always love Lorna Seilstad's books! She knows how to tell a good story that keeps me reading from sun up to sun down. Can't wait to start this one!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Her books are such a great combination of comedy and romance with a dash of suspenish action. Always a great read. Good luck, Lis.

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  21. As Love Blooms sounds like a great ending to a very enjoyable series. Thanks for a chance to win it!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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