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Love's First Bloom

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Ruth Livingstone's life changes drastically the day her father puts a young child in her arms and sends her to a small village in New Jersey under an assumed name. There Ruth pretends to be a widow and quietly secludes herself until her father is acquitted of a crime. But with the emergence of the penny press, the imagination of the reading public is stirred, and her father's trial stands center stage. Asher Tripp is the brash newspaperman who determines that this case is the event he can use to redeem himself as a journalist. Ruth finds solace tending a garden along the banks of the Toms River--a place where she can find a measure of peace in the midst of the sorrow that continues to build. It is also here that Asher Tripp finds a temporary residence, all in an attempt to discover if the lovely creature known as Widow Malloy is truly Ruth Livingstone, the woman every newspaper has been looking for. Love begins to slowly bloom...but is the affection they share strong enough to withstand the secrets that separate them?

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Ruth Livingstone's life changes drastically the day her father puts a young child in her arms and sends her to a small village in New Jersey under an assumed name. There Ruth pretends to be a widow and quietly secludes herself until her father is acquitted of a crime. But with the emergence of the penny press, the imagination of the reading public is stirred, and her father's trial stands center stage. Asher Tripp is the brash newspaperman who determines that this case is the event he can use to redeem himself as a journalist. Ruth finds solace tending a garden along the banks of the Toms River--a place where she can find a measure of peace in the midst of the sorrow that continues to build. It is also here that Asher Tripp finds a temporary residence, all in an attempt to discover if the lovely creature known as Widow Malloy is truly Ruth Livingstone, the woman every newspaper has been looking for. Love begins to slowly bloom...but is the affection they share strong enough to withstand the secrets that separate them?
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Meet the Author

Delia Parr

Delia Parr is the author of nine novels. She lives in southern New Jersey, where she teaches high school. ý

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3 stars By Karen, Apr 26 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  There were a few unexpected twists which are always nice in romance novels, so that they aren't too predictable!  Love's First Bloom is a light enough read that you don't have to concentrate too hard, yet intricate enough to sustain interest to the very end.  I would recommend it to all who enjoy romance fiction.
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4 stars By Tracy, Oct 02 2012
This is a love story that speaks to the heart, where the characters Jake and Ruth needed each other but did'nt want to admit it. The author also did a wonderful job in expressing Ruth's grief.  The story had an interesting plot and was hard to put down, because I wanted to know what would happen in the end. I enjoyed the novel becuase it also had a good christian foundation and showed how a community were willing to help each other.
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  • Catalogue Code 324589
  • Product Code 9781441213747
  • ISBN 1441213740
  • EAN 9781441213747
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Sep 2010
  • Sales Rank #70581
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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