By Ann Shorey
The War Between the States stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg– as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry.
With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her.
But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family’s mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.
When Royal Baxter suddenly returns to town, Faith allows herself to hope that her dreams might come true. Does he truly love her? Or could another man claim her heart?
Will she find that following her dreams may not mean leaving home after all?
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Where Wildflowers Bloom is a touching story about a girl named Faith. She lost everyone she held dear during the Civil War except her grandfather, and now he’s suffering from Alzheimer’s. Faith’s grandfather has her take over the family store, but townspeople give her a hard time about it. A woman running a business is not considered proper. This story also sheds light on other issues of the time like people’s negative attitudes toward female nurses and how post traumatic stress disorder didn’t come about in the twentieth century. I also enjoyed reading about Faith’s dream to go to Oregon and escape the memories of war and how she comes to realize that her dreams might need to change. This was an enjoyable easy read.