A Really Good Rock. You know how sometimes you just stumble across a really good rock right when you happen to *need* a really good rock? That’s what this book feels like – that really good rock that you happen to need in right that moment. So stop reading this review and pick this book up and start reading it. You’ll be glad you did. Very much recommended.
Solid In-World Christmas Tale. This book picks up shortly after the events of Wildflower Hope and gives a brief Christmas interlude to Kara Hart’s story at Wildflower House. Works very well in-world and even gives a brief introduction to a pair of characters that could play larger roles in future Wildflower books. Very much recommended.
This story is absolutely a sequel to Wildflower Heart, and the events of Heart – particularly its ending sequences – play heavily into the tale here. So it is fairly difficult to even hint at the overall plot of this tale without revealing spoilers of Heart. I can tell you that it follows the same general structure of that tale, as we continue to follow Kara Hart as she continues to try to rebuild her life after a horrific tragedy that opens Heart.
I can also tell you that where Heart was about surviving tragedy, Hope is more about fully recovering from it. Here, Greene does an excellent job of showing just how difficult doing this can be, particularly when one feels completely isolated in the process.
But by the end of this one, we do in fact have a bit of … hope… that perhaps maybe our protagonist may have finally turned a corner, and the planned third act of this series should be something amazing indeed. Very much recommended, though absolutely read Wildflower Heart first (also very much recommended) if you haven’t yet.
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This book ultimately is all about finding yourself again after loss. And it resonates quite a bit, as most all of us have felt these things to one level or another. The story itself works well in grounding us in the world it is creating while also allowing several possibilities for the stories to come – and making us look forward to them. This isn’t an action packed bombastic ride, and yet it also isn’t the cozy, feel good story others might seek. But it is a quiet, well crafted story of heartbreak and hope, and in that vein it can prove very cathartic.
Overall, this is a world I would love to come back to, and I can’t wait for the next book.
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