Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Blossom Sisters by Fern Michaels
I have been reading Fern Michael's work for years and have always enjoyed it. She never fails to write a wonderful story with delightfully compelling characters. The Blossom Sisters is another one of those books with a story that just reaches out and touches your heart. Ms. Michaels has a way of creating characters that are so heartfelt and yet so totally humorous all at the same time. I just love this woman's work and The Blossom Sisters is no exception. I love to be engrossed in a good book and find myself laughing with the characters.
I absolutely adored Grandma Rose and the 2 aunts. Oh my goodness, these women are full of spunk & sass and yet they are strong willed and independent. I would love to meet up with these ladies for tea. The project they have going on is just fabulous. It is such a boost to a bunch of people that need it. I loved their idea and how they were able to implement the whole thing pretty much on their own. I don't want to give too many details away here so I'll let you read about their wonderful program.
Gus was blinded by love (false love) and almost lost his family. Thankfully he quickly found out that his family mattered more to him than his wife who was trying to take him for everything he had and then some. I did not like his wife at all. She just isn't a nice person in any way, shape or form in my opinion.
I loved the aspect of the family relationships in this book. This wasn't the romance book that I thought it might be. There is some romance between Gus and his spunky Lawyer Jill. It takes them a while to hit it off but they sure are fun to read about while they are getting the right sparks firing. I loved Jill with her well put together attitude and the soft side that she was hiding. Jill is one tough firecracker of a lady.
I also enjoyed the brotherhood relations between Barney and Gus. They are brothers in every way but blood. I don't think being blood brother could have made them any closer. This is a very special relationship that helps them both get through the rough spots in life.
Overall I really enjoyed this book even though it wasn't what I expected to begin with. Of course, when I am reading a Fern Michaels book I never know what story I'm going to get but there is a high chance that I'm going to enjoy it. And let me tell you I really did enjoy this story. If you are looking for a good book with a little mystery, drama, family bonding, and some romance thrown in the mix, I think you'll enjoy The Blossom Sisters.
I believe this is a stand alone for now but I would be happy if there was a second book in the series to catch us up a little more.
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book from Netgalley to be able to read and share my thoughts on.