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Desert Flower

Desert Flower

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by Angela Scott

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Bodies have a canny way of finding Samantha Jean Haggert--the first, the dead body of her mama; the second, a naked man in the middle of the Arizona desert. For Sam, dealing with one dead body in her lifetime was more than unfair. Two is downright cruel.

Seven years after running from West Virginia, Sam's now a young woman of nineteen, trying to put the


Bodies have a canny way of finding Samantha Jean Haggert--the first, the dead body of her mama; the second, a naked man in the middle of the Arizona desert. For Sam, dealing with one dead body in her lifetime was more than unfair. Two is downright cruel.

Seven years after running from West Virginia, Sam's now a young woman of nineteen, trying to put the pieces of her life together with the help of her family—Jacob, Boone, and Laura. But the naked man in the desert spirals her world out of control, resurrecting past hurts and revealing old secrets. It also pits against one another the two men who vie for her heart: Carson, her friend, her first kiss, and the one man who knows everything about her past and loves her despite it; and Turner, the stranger who knows nothing, but who excites and frustrates her all at once.

When bad choices made as a child lead to more bad choices as a young adult, Sam finds herself at a crossroads, forced to face her demons head-on if she plans to have any future at all—with Carson, with Turner, or with anyone. But fixing the wrongs of the past takes time, and learning to forgive one's self is damn near impossible.
DESERT FLOWER by Angela Scott
Evolved Publishing brings back some old friends in this harrowing sequel to the award-winning "Desert Rice." Revisit the characters so many readers have loved. [DRM-Free]
[Literary, Women's Fiction, Coming of Age, Family Saga]
"She broke my heart in two with Desert Rice, and now, she follows it up with this gem of a novel. With beautiful prose, a distinct and enchanting voice, and life-altering themes of love, forgiveness, passion and hope, Angela Scott once again brings readers into the very heart of her characters' lives." ~ Timiosanthos

"I've cried like a baby throughout this entire book, right until the end. Desert Rice and Desert Flower are MUST READS!! When you do, you will feel exactly as I do now. There aren't enough words to express my praise for these two books." ~ Heather C. Cox
"Desert Rice" (The Desert - Book 1)
"Desert Flower" (The Desert - Book 2)
"Wanted: Dead or Undead" (Zombie West - Book 1)
"Survivor Roundup" (Zombie West - Book 2)
"Dead Plains" (Zombie West - Book 3)
"The Zombie West Trilogy" (Special Omnibus Edition)
"Carry Me Away" by Robb Grindstaff
"White Chalk" by P.K. Tyler
"The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky" by David Litwack
"Yours to Keep or Throw Aside" by E.D. Martin

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Evolved Publishing LLC
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Desert , #2
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4 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

I hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I'm not crazy. I'm an author. For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don't sparkle, and they definitely don't cuddle. At least, I wouldn't suggest it. I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn't require math. I can't spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs. As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I've been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I've pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.

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Desert Flower 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Zadunajsky More than 1 year ago
I read Desert Rice and had to buy the sequel Desert Flower. I'm so glad I did. What a wonderful story. Samantha is all grown up and off to college. She is home for the summer and goes for a horse back ride and stumbles across a man naked in the sand. After her horse runs off and leaves her stranded with this man, help comes after night fall. Things develop between them, but he ends up leaving. The rest I won't say because I don't want to ruin the story. A must read!
anaamelia More than 1 year ago
Powerful and emotionally complex, beautiful! This is the sequel to the amazing "Desert Rice". When I reviewed the first book, I said I had read it in one day. Well, guess what? I read this one in one day as well. Angela brings back our beloved characters and tells us how they have been resolving their lives and moving on. Right? But wait!! Stuff happens!! Decisions (good and bad) are made, ghosts come back from the past, and superbly detailed reflections from the main character, Sam, make you want to just pop in the book and go talk to her. "Desert Flower" makes you stop and think. One starts reflecting on one's own life and choices. It is amazingly real and poignant. An absolute MUST read!
BailsChris More than 1 year ago
The book was addicting to say the least. I'll admit that I didn't plan on reading it as fast as I did but once I picked it up, it was impossible to put it down. This whole story is an emotional roller coaster that sometimes I wanted to get off and pretend I'd never experienced it in the first place. But I am glad that I finished it because it really was a great read, just an extremely emotional one. ... Authors should not enjoy making readers cry but it's stories like this that make me believe they do. I guess I can understand that though, the power to evoke emotions proves how powerful a story really is.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
"Desert Flower" is the sequel to Angela Scott's "Desert Rice".  A smoothly paced plot with the continuation of the characters we met in the first book. Angela totally outdone herself in "Desert Flower", I found it so much better than the first! A real page turner and highly recommended to all readers. I do suggest reading the books in order so you don't get lost, as the first book will give you all the background. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
kherbrand More than 1 year ago
Review by Tori: I read Desert Rice in preparation for reading Desert Flower and am glad that I read them in order.  The first book gave me some background and insight into the story that may not have had quite the same punch without reading it.  I liked seeing the strong relationship between Jacob and Sam evolve - in the first book Sam is only twelve, but is wise beyond her years due to her circumstances.  She has lived through sexual abuse, betrayal, murder, but has also learned how strong family bonds can be, even if they are not related by blood.   Desert Flower starts out seven years later and her relationship with Carson (a boy who had become her protector in Desert Rice) has changed into a physical one.  Feeling confused, days later she also sleeps with Turner.  This creates one very interesting love triangle.   I enjoyed that Jacob was still so supportive of Sam, even though he knew about both men in her life.  You also got to learn more about Laura and Boone in this book - they had taken them in in Desert Rice and without owing anybody any obligation have adopted them as their own.  In Desert Flower this relationship solidifies and you see what great people they really are.   The pace of the book was consistent throughout Desert Rice and Desert Flower.  The story would move along over a period of days and then jump ahead a few weeks - which was confusing at first, but then I came to expect the jumps in time.  This wasn't really my style of book, as I really enjoy fantasy and sci-fi - but I found myself very involved in the story and did not want to stop reading.  I have a feeling there is a third book that could come out of this story.  My mom just told me that she has written a Zombie series and I am really looking forward to reading those!