Some of you may know but Julie Anne Lindsey and I are writer besties. Like 4 Evah! We met on Twitter and have been glued to each other ever since. Now, we didn't actually meet, face-to-face, until June 2011 but that never stopped the emails or tweets. Or the *spirit fingers*
We started as casual friends and turned into writer friends, sending stuff back and forth. We each have our own strengths and each of us catch those little mistakes the other has missed. Well, Julie sent me a short novella to read. She said I can't change anything involving the town, but let me know what you think. At the time, I totally didn't get it but shrugged it off and fell completely in love with her short story. I got to the last page and begged for more. Of course she *hugged* my response and sifted through my comments before submitting. I was then introduced to the world of Honey Creek where I too fell in love and currently have 4 waiting to be released!
But I have to give props to Julie's debut novella for the Honey Creek line, Bloom. Now I might be biased but honestly, if you love a story enough, aren't you always biased.
In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future….
Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one. Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.
If they let it, love will find a way to Bloom.
For you GoodReads lovers, here's what I said...
Cynthia is a wonderful MC. She's fiery, strong and loving all rolled into a perfect package. But she has her flaws and those flaws are what makes you love her even more. And when Cynthia meets Mitchell for the first time you can almost feel the pages burn with passion. Bloom is a wonderful tale of secrets, regrets and new love. You can find love around every corner as long as you keep your heart and eyes open long enough to find it.
Bloom is Julie's debut novella for the Honey Creek line of Turquoise Morning Press and the launching book does not disappoint. Honey Creek may seem like a simple, quiet town in the Midwest but behind every little town is a whole lot of intrigue. Julie has captured the pure essence of Honey Creek in Bloom and like me, her fans will be wanting more. Lucky for us, we won't have to wait long. I believe her follow up novella in her Seeds of Love series will be out later in 2012.
If you haven't read this wonderful novella, you need to add it to your list. It's light, sweet and full of just enough to keep you from putting it down. Get your copy today!