Caroline Fyffe returns to the windswept prairies of Wyoming with a beautiful story of rekindled love Thomas Donovan spent eight long years in prison, convicted of a crime he didn t commit Finally released, he returns home to Logan Meadows, Wyoming, to discover his parents long buried and his neighbors wanting nothing to do with him Suddenly the fresh start Thom longed foCaroline Fyffe returns to the windswept prairies of Wyoming with a beautiful story of rekindled love Thomas Donovan spent eight long years in prison, convicted of a crime he didn t commit Finally released, he returns home to Logan Meadows, Wyoming, to discover his parents long buried and his neighbors wanting nothing to do with him Suddenly the fresh start Thom longed for seems downright impossible until a spirited beauty from his past becomes his unlikely champion, and the walls around his injured heart begin to crumble Hannah Hoskins was brokenhearted when Thom Donovan was sent away While the rest of the town was quick to brand him a no count thief, Hannah always knew better Now the boy she once loved has returned home a man a man whom Hannah s suitor, the town s deputy sheriff, is determined to destroy When a crime spree starts anew, suspicion immediately falls on Thom, and it s up to Hannah to prove his innocence, earn him a second chance at life and win them both a second chance at love.
Before the Larkspur Blooms Caroline Fyffe returns to the windswept prairies of Wyoming with a beautiful story of rekindled love Thomas Donovan spent eight long years in prison convicted of a crime he didn t commit Finally rele
I m embarrassed to admit how long it took me to finally read this one The author was very kind to send me a review copy awhile back, unfortunately with all my moving around it s now safely in storage While updating my reading list the other day I realized I never reviewed this one So I grabbed a copy from and curled up next to the fire and dived into the charming town of Logan Meadows Thom Donovan has spent the past eight years in prison for a crime he didn t commit He is finally free and lookin [...]
First off I recieved this book from ARC Giveaway ThanksAnother great book By Caroline Fyffe I LOVED this one we got to see of Jessie, Chase, Gabe, Jake and Sarah This book is about Thom Donovan has been in jail for the past 8 years For a crime he didn not do He is finally released and decides to go back home to Logan Meadows The town dislikes him except for Hannah Hoskins Hannah has secretly loved Thom when they were younger Hannah still loves Thom but Thom thinks that Hannah deserves nothing b [...]
I always look forward to Caroline Fyffe s books She has this seemingly easy but emotional way of pulling readers into her stories, creating characters who are real, with life s issues just like you and me, even if they live and breathe hundreds of years ago on the American frontier.We revisit Logan Meadows when Thomas Donovan returns home, longing to see his family But after eight years in prison, he finds his parents have died and his sister now married, living in another territory With a good [...]
just like watching a western on TVI grew up watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, and Big Valley, so reading this novel was a treat It s got ranchers and rustlers, town folk, newcomers and old timers, saloons and gambling, and the train is coming to town The story starts off 3 years after Where the Wind Blows Jessie, Chase and their extended family are prospering along with the town of Logan Meadows We meet a whole new cast do characters in the town folk There are actually 2 romances going o [...]
A beautiful and haunting historical western romance by Caroline Fyffe A story to be savored and read again and again.
Before The Larkspur Blooms is my 2nd book by Caroline Fyffe This wonderful book picks up three years from where her debut book for this series begins, Where The Winds Blows Ms Fyffe is a natural at writing such sweet, embracing Historicals, with a bit of mystery and danger added to keep her fans on the edge of their seat This book embraces the heart and soul of all the characters and pulls at your heartstrings You will fall in love with all these wonderful people who make Logan Meadows such an a [...]
Great book and great series if you like classic novels with love stories without an overly sexual context.
Delightful intrigue Totally enjoyed this book Nice to keep up with former book s story line and expand Some surprises that I like Kept me reading.
Great readI love all of her books This one is a tear jerker can t wait to read of this series Good
I absolutely loved this story While all of the characters were wonderfully written, Ivan stole my heart I highly recommend to anyone looking for a heartwarming tale.
While I really enjoy Ms Fyffe s novels, I think this might be the best so far because of the way it integrates two substantial family stories into the book While the story starts and ends worth the Hannah and Thom story, a large part off the story is about Jesus and Sally That have the book a much fuller feel and I liked it even .
Love bloomedThis was an experience of love, joy, sadness and appreciation of life skillfully crafted into a spellbinding story This is a book worth your time.
The train Comes inThis is a great story of life and love in the small town of Logan Meadows The town grows and brings many new folks and a new train into town
Very engaging bookThis was a book that you couldn t put down Very well written Inspirational and uplifting with some humor to make you smile.
I like being kept off track.This book as the first in this series keeps you turning the page It s not where she s going but how she gets there that drew me back and made me sad when it ended Sad because I fell in love with the characters she brought to life on the page Skillfully woven into the beginnings of the American west, my new love of all things historical was piqued and left wanting for
I received this book as a First Reads selection, and found it to be a sweet story and a pleasant read Convicted of a crime he did not commit, Thom Donovan returns to his home town of Logan Meadows, Wyoming after eight years in jail, only to find that his family has suffered devastating losses and he no longer has a home there With no place else to go, he decides to try to start over anyway He immediately encounters Hannah Hoskins, his first love While he was gone, Hannah had married, been widowe [...]
For me, storytelling is all about how the characters are portrayed I must care about the people and want to follow their story and find out what happens to them Even the supporting players, the not so nice people, and especially the villains should be well drawn and multi layered Minor characters, sharply etched in a few well chosen words, add such rich flavor to a story line Characters are the elements which capture and hold my interest in whatever I am reading To my joy as a reader, I found su [...]
This is really of a 2.5 stars for me It wasn t bad, but unremarkable, even a little boring at parts and the ending got rather ridiculous to the point where I found myself laughing at it.I m not sure why this author s books just don t work for me They re not bad, but they re not engaging, either I don t find myself really sympathizing with the characters all that much and I didn t really care too much about what happened to the hero and heroine They weren t unlikable, just not strong enough to m [...]
You know an author is good if you can t tell if a man or woman wrote it I deliberately didn t look at the author, and would have sworn a man had written it There was none of the typical, She appeared wearing a high waisted emerald green dressed that perfectly matched her eyes This was a western And I loved it Thom, accused of a crime he did not commit, spent eight years in prison Upon returning home, he learned no one was left in his family, and his home was no longer his A few men and an old bo [...]
I received Before the Larkspur Blooms by author Caroline Fyffe for free from First Reads giveaways to review.This books had a very heartwarming kind of Little House on the Prairie feel to it I loved Hannah and Thom s story The past that they shared and all the problems keeping them apart I loved how strong they made Hannah as a single mother and a business woman but also so sure in her feelings for Thom even when she thought he didn t return them Thom was very noble and hard working even though [...]
Caroline Fyffe returns to the American West in this wonderful story about love and second chances Thomas Donovan comes home after serving eight years in prison for being in the wrong place at the wrong time He just wants to see his family and help his dad on the farm He expects to run into a few people who don t want him around What he doesn t expect is his childhood friend, Hannah all grown up and wearing her heart on her sleeve Hannah and Thomas have been through a lifetime of hurt in the year [...]
I only recently discovered the talent of Caroline Fyffe when I read book one of the Prairie Hearts series I was so impressed that I read Before the Larkspur Blooms, book two of the series and the subject of this review The story of Thomas Donovan and Hannah Hoskins did not disappoint Based on these first two books in the series, I recommend reading the books of the series in sequence Although book two could stand alone, knowing the plot lines of book one greatly enhances the pleasure of book two [...]
Grand Western romanceI thoroughly enjoyed author Fyffe s first book in the Prairie Hearts series Where the Wind Blows but I enjoyed this story even .Thom and Hannah have been in love with each other since they were young teenagers Thom was wrongfully accused of cattle rustling rustling fifteen years old, served eight years in prison, and is now back in Logan Meadows, Wyoming Territory, to see if there is still a life left for him.This was a book that touched all my emotions I laughed, I cried, I [...]
I have to say I really liked this book It was definitely an enjoyable, albeit very predictable, storyline with an ex convict, which is one of my favorite themes Yet, whenever I try to describe why I liked it, I just end up with lukewarm terms I liked the characters, but I wasn t entirely convinced with their development I believed their emotions, but I didn t feel invested in their lives myself I was entertained, but it will be a fairly forgettable story etc If you re looking for a quick, easy r [...]
This is my favorite Caroline Fyffe book so far The character development was top notch and I couldn t put this book down I love rooting for underdogs and I felt for Thomas Donovan Falsely accused he spent 8 years in prison for cattle rustling When he returned home he found his parents had died, farm sold, and most of the town afraid of him.Widowed, his childhood crush Hannah Hoskins still has a flame burning for Thomas He is trying to make a fresh start and she wants to help even though he keeps [...]
Warm, uplifting American historical set in late 1800s After reading the 1st book in this series, I looked forward with great anticipation to this the 2nd book I can say I was not disappointed in any way In fact I believe it is even better than the 1st Ms Fyffe introduced a whole new cast of characters, but Jessie, Chase their family of orphans unwanted are very much front center Logan Meadows, their new home is a fledging town experiencing growing pains due to the railroad coming through We are [...]
I found this book as a Kindle Daily Deal.There were a lot of people in this book Many from the previous book in the series I don t recommend reading this one without reading the prior book By the end I had figured out who was who and grown to care about them, but it took a while.This was different in that the heroine keeps throwing herself at the hero without any encouragement from him In fact, he tells her flat out that there s not going to be anything between them Still, she doesn t take no fo [...]
What a wonderful book I truly enjoyed the first book in the series, Where the Wind Blows, but Before the Larkspur Blooms was even better We got to renew our friendship with Jessie and Chase and their hodgepodge family that we grew to love in WTWB and we were introduced to the town of Logan Meadows and to Thom and Hannah I was provided an ARC of this book and I was so excited to read Before the Larkspur Blooms I would love to do this book justice but alas, I am not a reviewer and cannot seem to p [...]
Paperback edit review I liked the first book a lot better than this one It was all over when it started and I was a little lost The transitions were not smooth A lot of little things were added that were unnecessary and distracted from the story line There were two very separate story s in this book and the jumping back and forth between the story s was not done well They came together well in the end, but it was a little late I hated the whole last page Overall it was an ok if overdone story li [...]
After serving years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Thom returns to his hometown only to learn that his parents have died and some of the town folks do not trust or welcome his presence He is determined to rebuild his life and with the help of a few good people he weathers the ridicule and threats He reconnects with a childhood love, a now widowed young woman with a young son but a secret keeps them apart The local ranchers are concerned about cattle thieves and the drama of the story r [...]