Monday, February 7, 2022

Where the Last Rose Blooms

Book Cover

 About the Book

 Alice runs a New Orleans flower shop alongside her aunt, but thoughts of her mother, who went missing during Hurricane Katrina, are never far from her mind. After getting off on the wrong foot with a man who comes to the shop, Alice soon realizes their worlds overlap--and the answers they both seek can be found in the same place.

In 1861 Charleston, Clara is an abolitionist, unbeknownst to her father, who is heavily involved with the Confederacy. She attempts to assist an enslaved woman reunite with her daughter, and a dashing Union spy is just the person to help them. But things go very wrong when Clara agrees to aid the Northern cause by ferrying information about her father's associates--and her own fiancé.

Faced with the unknown, both women across the years will have to dig deep to let their courage bloom. (Goodreads)





My Thoughts


This is the third book in the series and I just adore this cover! Ashley Clark has done really well with this group of stories. I would recommend reading them back to back as there is a lot that ties each of them together. The characters flow through via different time lines and there really is a lot to each book that I didn't fully understand until finishing this book. I loved the setting of this novel in New Orleans. I really enjoyed the modern day story line this time over the historical aspect. The past is important for the tie in in the previous books but something about the present day story captivated me more. Alice is just a great character and has a lot of pain to work through. There are bits and pieces of the story that I thought wrapped up a bit too quickly and I thought could have been fleshed out a tad more. All that to say this is a great addition to the series and has some fun characters. I recommend reading all that Ashley has written! 

Four stars. 


"I received this book from Bethany House for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review." 






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