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Like a Flower in Bloom

Siri Mitchell
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Like a Flower in Bloom
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Like a Flower in Bloom

Siri Mitchell
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He Stole the Work She Loved.
Will She Let Him Steal Her Heart as Well?

It's all her uncle's fault. For years Charlotte Withersby has been free to pursue her love of plants and flowers by assisting her botanist father. But now that she's reached the old age of twenty-two, an intrusive uncle has convinced her father that Charlotte's future--the only proper future for a woman--is to be a wife and mother, not a scholar.

Her father is so dependent on her assistance that Charlotte believes he'll soon change his mind...and then Edward Trimble shows up. A long-time botany correspondent in the South Pacific, Trimble arrives ready to step in as assistant so that Charlotte can step out into proper society--a world that baffles her with its unwritten rules, inexplicable expectations, and confounding fashion.

Things aren't perfectly smooth between Trimble and her father, so Charlotte hatches a last gasp plan. She'll pretend such an interest in marriage that the thought of losing her will make her father welcome her back. Only things go quickly awry, and she realizes that the one man who recognizes her intelligence is also the person she's most angry with: Edward Trimble, her supposed rival. Suddenly juggling more suitors than she knows what to do with, Charlotte is caught in a trap of her own making. Will she have no choice but to leave her beloved flowers behind?

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He Stole the Work She Loved.
Will She Let Him Steal Her Heart as Well?

It's all her uncle's fault. For years Charlotte Withersby has been free to pursue her love of plants and flowers by assisting her botanist father. But now that she's reached the old age of twenty-two, an intrusive uncle has convinced her father that Charlotte's future--the only proper future for a woman--is to be a wife and mother, not a scholar.

Her father is so dependent on her assistance that Charlotte believes he'll soon change his mind...and then Edward Trimble shows up. A long-time botany correspondent in the South Pacific, Trimble arrives ready to step in as assistant so that Charlotte can step out into proper society--a world that baffles her with its unwritten rules, inexplicable expectations, and confounding fashion.

Things aren't perfectly smooth between Trimble and her father, so Charlotte hatches a last gasp plan. She'll pretend such an interest in marriage that the thought of losing her will make her father welcome her back. Only things go quickly awry, and she realizes that the one man who recognizes her intelligence is also the person she's most angry with: Edward Trimble, her supposed rival. Suddenly juggling more suitors than she knows what to do with, Charlotte is caught in a trap of her own making. Will she have no choice but to leave her beloved flowers behind?

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Meet the Author

Siri Mitchell

-->Siri Mitchell has written five novels two of which (Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door) were named Christy Finalists. A graduate from the University of Washington with a business degree she has worked in many levels of government. She enjoys traveling and has lived on three continents.

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Victorian botanist seeks to marry ...
5 stars By Iola, Jan 27 2015
Miss Charlotte Withersby is following the family tradition by being an acclaimed botanist, although she does wish she could get published under her own name rather than her father's name. But life changes when her uncle suggests it's time she married and her father agrees. She protests, but the unexpected arrival of Mr Edward Trimble, one of her father's correspondents, seals the deal. Charlotte will enter local society in search of a husband, and Mr Trimble will take over her duties. Charlotte agrees only because she believes her father will soon find Mr Trimble lacking, but her plans soon go awry. 

Charlotte is one of those people with academic intelligence, but not a lot of understanding of the subtleties of human nature. This makes for interesting reading, as Like a Flower in Bloom is written entirely in first person from Charlotte's point of view, yet the underlying subtext made me, as the reader, suspect things which Charlotte had no idea about (and I was right). That's exceptional writing. 

Overall, I really enjoyed Like a Flower in Bloom. Recommended for fans of historical fiction. Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review. 
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 421179
  • Product Code 9781441265227
  • ISBN 1441265228
  • EAN 9781441265227
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Dec 2014
  • Sales Rank #71732
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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