Welcome back to another Blog Tour hosted by moi for Neverland Blog Tours. I was really excited when this one landed in my inbox. It's not very often I pick up romance novels but this one was just too good to pass.
As the owner of a successful florist shop, Khloe Harper trusts her instincts. She has a strong bond with her family and friends, but after being betrayed by her last love, she's kept herself at arms’ length from romance. When dashing entertainment attorney Derek Thomas walks into her store, Khloe’s interest is piqued. What at first seems like a business relationship quickly turns into romance, and Derek slowly plucks away the petals she’s been hiding behind. Just as Khloe lets down her guard, she discovers that Derek may not be worthy of her love after all.
Frumpy Connie Albright has a faux fascination with an imaginary man named Walt, thinking that by sending herself flowers from him she’ll feel less out-of-place with the “mean girls” she works with. When she comes face to face with her possible prince charming and thinking she might have a happy ending, when a truth is revealed, she wonders if she’ll ever have a Cinderella story.
A recently widowed senior, Gabby Lewis, isn't ready to give up on love—which means releasing herself from survivor's guilt and taking a chance on finding happiness and companionship again. After signing up for an online dating site for senior citizens, much to her surprise, she’s matched with Harry, an energetic and loving man, who quickly eases himself into her heart. Will Gabby take the leap of falling in love again, knowing it’s possible to have two loves of her life?
As each woman’s story develops through flowers and cards sent from Khloe's shop during the Fall months, they begin to learn that love can only truly blossom when you trust your heart.
The cover is beautiful and very fitting for this story. The blurb was the nail in the coffin for me though. I had to know about the lives of these women and what would happen in this story. It sounded fun and romantic, and an easy way to sink back into the reading fold - which I have been neglecting as of late but I intend to hop back on the train and this book has done just that.
It focuses on the stories of three different women who are all connected via the Flower Shop. There's Connie with her imaginary boyfriend, Gabby whose trying to find love again after losing her husband and Khloe, the owner of the shop. While all three are all very different, they are also very similar in their endeavours to find love.
Like most romances, there is always a sense of predictability as well as some cliches thrown into the mix. Regardless of all this, there is still a sense of needing and wanting to get to the end and find out how their stories end.
All three stories had their own endings and each one made it into my heart. Khloe's hard work paid off and her love with Derek felt true. Connie I felt sorry for in the beginning but I was glad she had a happy ending, regardless of how little she cared for herself. And Gabby's story with Harry was one that touched my heart.
Overall, a feel-good romance that is definitely perfect for snuggling up on the sofa with on a rainy afternoon.
About Isabella Anderson:
Isabella Louise grew up with a book in her hand, and to this day nothing has changed. Aside from writing, she focuses her time on featuring other authors on her blog, Chick Lit Goddess, along with sharing book reviews. Isabella Louise is also a member of the Romance Writers of America.
She lives in Dallas with her husband, enjoys spicy Indian and Mexican food, margaritas, and red and white wines. She loves spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Texas Rangers. When Isabella Louise isn’t working on her next release, her attention is also on her Scentsy business, where she’s a consultant.
eBook copy of either; “The Right Design,” “Cards From Khloe’s Flower Shop,” or “The Hollywood Setup.” by Isabella Louise Anderson