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Where Flowers Bloom

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Where Flowers Bloom is a thought-provoking romance reflecting how second chances can be a testament of faith and the power of true love.

Do you believe in destined lovers? What about love at first sight? Two lost souls finding each other again in another life may seem far-fetched for some, but for others, second chances are a testament of faith and the power of true love. Where Flowers Bloom gives readers a romance that is fierce and unyielding, but sadly, a romance that cannot withstand the cruel hand of the south during the 1600s. While this story is deeply rooted in culture, the psychic undertones draw the reader into a horrific past of two lovers who found each other, but could never be together due to the color of their skin.


Kendyll is a romance author by night, a finance writer by day, and hopelessly trying to regain some semblance of the happiness she once had with her fiance, Vance. Since he's away for business, she takes the liberty of house hunting with real estate agent and best friend, Violet. A fresh new start could be good for them. After scouring all of the listings that are available, Kendyll is doubtful that they will ever find the right house for her and her fiance. As a last ditch effort to impress Kendyll, Violet takes her to her aunt's mansion. Seeing that her aunt is just as picky about selling as Kendyll is about buying, she figures that she'll give it a try. At first sight, the mansion seems to call out to her, but she has doubts about its cultural background. Hesitant to fall for a plantation that could have once housed slaves, she discovers that its heritage falls in line with the Underground Railroad. She knows that the mansion doesn't fit Vance's tastes of a more modernized living, but she decides to take the chance and buy it none the less.


Since buying the mansion, Kendyll starts to have vivid dreams of a budding romance between the son of a plantation owner and a slave. At first, thinking that the dreams are trickling ideas for her next novel, she dismisses them. Then, little pieces of Everett and Rose's history begin to surface around the house, making her think that somehow she is connected to their story. It doesn't help that a perfectly chiseled contractor arrives to help restore the house to its former glory. Violet's cousin, Wes, is a taboo in Kendyll's family as far as romance goes because he is a white man but, there is something about him that lures her in. She can't get over the feeling that fate has dealt its hand. Struggling against her feelings for Wes and the past reemerging behind closed eyelids, she is torn as to what her future may hold for her. What secrets this place could tell her about why she has been drawn here? And who is she meant to end up with?


Vale's style of writing is creative, entertaining, and easy to read. Her characters all have depth and a sense of passion for something that drives readers through the story. The cultural details are well-thought out and written with care, showing the reader that research went into writing Everett and Rose's story. The cover design also speaks volumes about the content; little nuggets of information are present within the cover that are relevant to the story. There are a few spelling errors here and there, but not enough to draw the reader away from the story. Taking into consideration that an advanced copy was provided, we give the author the benefit of the doubt while rating.


An advanced electronic copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by Reedsy Discovery and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating to Where Flowers Bloom by Nikki Vale.

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About the author

Hello! I'm a mother and a wife. My love of reading lead me to try my hand at writing. I've found that I love it just as much, if not more! I get the chance to weave my own tales and share them with others. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I love writing them. Have a beautiful day! view profile

Published on May 12, 2020

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110000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Women's Fiction

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