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In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney—a teenaged Army orphan—discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother’s sister Blanche and Blanche’s abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City’s most prominent widower and business magnate. Unknowingly, the girls’ antics awaken Blanche’s lost and suppressed passions and stirs Max’s long-thwarted drive to build a loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read
In the Arizona Red Rocks, teenager Sydney has been dealt a tough hand. She’s an Army orphan who has been forced to move in with her aunt Blanche, her mother’s sister, Blanche’s drunken oaf of a husband, Dean. But things aren’t all bad, as Sydney finds a new friendship with Lexy, the daughter of Max, a prominent widower and businessman in town. Through the two girls’ antics, Blanche’s long, lost desires are awakened as is Max’s need to build a solid family life. Next, Blanche and Sydney open the Epicurian Cafe, a surprisingly successful restaurant that quickly becomes a favorite in the community.
This book was a wonderfully written tale of friends and of hope. The characters and their situations are relatable and realistic and especially enjoyed how well the girl’s developing friendship was detailed. I also appreciated Sydney’s aunt Blanche and how she rose above being “just another woman in an abusive relationship.”
This is a wonderful job all the way around from Alexandra Forry. Recommended to anyone who is looking for an uplifting, fun read.