Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Flora's Wish by Kathleen Y'barbo - REVEIWED

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Flora's Wish
Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
Kathleen Y'Barbo


RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.

Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots. Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.


May 1887--Flora Brimm is determined the fifth time is the charm. Back home she has a reputation as "Fatal Flora," a woman whose previous four fianc├ęs died in untimely accidents. Flora is desperate to marry, because producing an heir is the only way she can keep her family's estate. She's confident this visit to Eureka Springs with her grandmother will help her land a husband.

Pinkerton detective Lucas McMinn is hot on the trail of Will Tucker, the thief who broke his sister's heart. When he discovers the slippery fellow with Flora, he thinks they are in on the devious plot together. Will Flora be able to convince Lucas of her innocence? Will Lucas catch the elusive Mr. Tucker?

And, more importantly, will Lucas survive if he pursues Flora's heart?

My Thoughts:
"All right, Father.  Just please send me the perfect husband.  And it would help greatly if he might announce himself that way just to make things simpler."  (p. 96)

You know, if I were Flora, I'd have never utterd that particular prayer....especially considering the number of times she has tried to cross the marital threshold and failed.  Well, in her defense, it wasn't her fault that she wasn't happily married long before, but still, I'd have given the idea up long ago!  In fact, the woman was supposed to marry another man the very next day! And that turned out disasterous too!  I'll give her one thing, she is persistant!

Whether or not the persistance pays off, you will have to determine for yourself.  But prepare yourself for the most unexpected set of twists and turns before you arrive at the answer!  And the answer just might surprise you too! Y'Barbo is a hopeless romantic apparently, because she can weave a romantic tale like few others!  Flora is a particularly stubborn woman, and has a unique way of working her way into the most unusual situations!  The ending of the book indicates that things will only get more complicated with the passage of time!  You must engage with Y'Barbo's tale and discover why the series is entitled The Secret Lives of Will Tucker!  You will be surprised, yet again!

If you would like to read the first chapter of Flora's Wish, go HERE.

1 comment:

Kathleen Y'Barbo said...

Thanks so much for hosting me! I hope your readers will love reading Lucas and Flora's story as much as I loved writing it!