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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Love's First Bloom By: Delia Parr

The year is 1838 in New York City and Reverend Livingstone has been accused of a heinous crime involving a prostitute. Wanting to keep his daughter from being tainted by scandal, he is forced to send her to Tom's River under a new identity along with an innocent child, whom Ruth is to assume the role of her widowed mother. With a reporter out to ruin the lives of these two innocent people, can faith in God be found amongst scandal and gossip...?
My first thoughts after finishing Love's First Bloom were: "It was cute." And indeed it was but this book did not amaze me. I wasn't up all night trying to finish reading it, like I usually do with a book I love. I found it rather too slow paced for my liking. I mean yes, the story line was good but it took too long to get there.
Delia Parr set me ablaze with Hearts Awakening, and yet the fire she set seemed to have burned out leaving Love's First Bloom to fall flat in comparison. However, there were parts which I did enjoy but too few and I waited the rest of the time for something more to happen.

I was given a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Jessie D

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