Friday, January 31, 2020

Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston

Rocks and Flowers in a Box JustRead Blog + Review Tour

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Rocks and Flowers in a Box by Cynthia Hilston Title: Rocks and Flowers in a Box
Author: Cynthia Hilston
Series: Lorna & Tristan #2
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 21, 2019

The wedding bells for Lorna and Tristan Blake toll doom right as the honeymoon begins with an unexpected turn in Tristan’s health. While World War II winds down, Lorna receives a letter from the War Department informing her that the brother she thought killed in action is still alive. She is overjoyed, but his return will dredge up a devastating secret about their parents’ tragic death –a secret that could destroy her new marriage and threaten her husband’s physical and mental well-being. What unfolds is balancing act of keeping the faith and shattering the pieces of the life she’s worked so hard to put back together.

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This is a new to me author and while I really can't connect with the characters I still enjoyed this book. I stayed up all night just because it was so good!

I loved the Post WW2 setting for this story.
I can't imagine what the war was like or how the soldiers felt or dealt with life after they came home. This book has given me some idea of that. (My grandfather fought in Germany).
I felt the author has done her research well and has covered everything that was discussed in the this book.
She has made me an instant fan of her books.
I love the way she has made the character's feelings come out of the book and what I really liked was learning about POW camps in Germany.
I loved Lorna from the beginning. She's my favorite character.
I think it's because of her perfect example of her strong faith in God.
I understand the meaning of rock bottom( I've felt that way many times). Because sometimes when things don't go right or when we dread things our stomach tends to hit a rock so to speak. Lorna feels this way when her brother Chucky shows up at her door.
Tristan is dealing with matters of his own. I do love him for trying. But will his secret end up destroying everything they've worked so hard for or will forgiveness com into play?
Y'all will just have to pick up this story to find out. I believe y'all will be pleasantly surprised!
I highly recommend.
My thanks to Just Reads Tours for a complimentary copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a review for this book. All opinions are my own.


Cynthia Hilston

Cynthia Hilston is a stay-at-home mom of three young kids, happily married, and lives in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Writing has always been like another child to her. After twenty years of waltzing in the world of fan fiction, she stepped away to do her debut dance with original works of fiction. Visit her website for more information.

 In her spare time - what spare time? - she devours books, watches Supernatural and Outlander, pets her orange kitty, looks at the stars, drinks wine or coffee with good friends, and dreams of what other stories she wishes to tell.

CONNECT WITH CYNTHIA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


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Rocks and Flowers in a Box JustRead Giveaway

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