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Texas Wildflowers: Four-in-One Collection
     

Texas Wildflowers: Four-in-One Collection

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by Anita Higman
 

Romance is in full bloom for four McBride sisters living in Texas. A jilted Rosy goes home to Galveston to nurture her broken heart. Will she find the courage to love again? Lily has just opened a Christian counseling business. Will an eccentric client cause her to break the most solemn of vows? Violet runs a business that shows people how to live romantically.

Overview

Romance is in full bloom for four McBride sisters living in Texas. A jilted Rosy goes home to Galveston to nurture her broken heart. Will she find the courage to love again? Lily has just opened a Christian counseling business. Will an eccentric client cause her to break the most solemn of vows? Violet runs a business that shows people how to live romantically. Will a quirky geek teach her the real meaning of love? Heather’s perfectly planned life has just come undone. Will an unexpected date give her the courage to let go—in life and love?

Editorial Reviews

Goodreads.com - Irene Grove

This is another great book by publisher Barbour. This book has four stories that are related to each other but are terrific as standalone stories as well. I liked how each of the four McBride sisters had their own unique personalities and therefore each of the romance stories was different. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quick clean romance to read.
hottbooks.com - Regina Hott

I really enjoyed this set of novellas. They were sweet, fun, and interesting.
Musing the Manuscript
Texas Wildflowers is a truly enjoyable read. Unlike the previous Four-in-One Collection it is set in contemporary times, but also focusses on the stories of four sisters. The plots are well developed and characters are likeable, even though I found Violet to be a little antagonistic she was still a strong and believeable heroine. The secondary characters in these stories are also well developed and have their own personalities shine through within the stories. 

I enjoyed this book, I think you will too!

— Michelle Barker

Musing the Manuscript - Michelle Barker

Texas Wildflowers is a truly enjoyable read. Unlike the previous Four-in-One Collection it is set in contemporary times, but also focusses on the stories of four sisters. The plots are well developed and characters are likeable, even though I found Violet to be a little antagonistic she was still a strong and believeable heroine. The secondary characters in these stories are also well developed and have their own personalities shine through within the stories. 

I enjoyed this book, I think you will too!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616265953
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Romancing America
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Bestselling and award-winning author Anita Higman has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

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Texas Wildflowers: Four-in-One Collection 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Cheri5 More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege to read yet another book by Anita Higman. I have had the chance to learn from her devotional Where God Finds You (and reviewed it here previously if you want to read the review to see for yourself if it’s something you would like to read), and now I just finished her four-in-one novella collection, Texas Wildflowers. Let me just say that Ms. Higman is multidimensional. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about these four sisters and their very different paths to love. Each was a short story but Ms. Higman has a great gift of developing each sister so that their individual personalities, interests, uniqueness, and yes, even character flaws shine through. Some of them I was more naturally drawn to as their personalities were similar to mine and I could relate personally, but that was perfect because that’s how it is in real life. I learned valuable life lessons from each. They were imperfect people with big hearts who each taught me something subtly about the Christian walk. Each story drew me in and each story had excitement that made me keep reading. I love how she gave an epilogue at the end of the first three stories so that I was able to see their “happily-ever-after.” I absolutely loved every one of the men that the sisters fell in love with and felt a part of the extended family as well, welcomed by their mom as though I had grown up in their neighborhood and could drop by for coffee whenever I pleased. I loved reading these stories and was sad when they were over as I had made four friends. I can’t wait to see what else Ms. Higman writes. She does a great job with fiction and nonfiction alike!
A_Cluttered_Mind More than 1 year ago
I typically save the reviews of romance novels for my wife, Ann. I've made an exception this time around and read this one myself. I really wanted to see what it was like again. And my conclusion? Not bad. I like the novella concept; it keeps things short and to the point. There's not time for lots of extra word fodder when you've less than 100 pages for four books-in-one. One thing I liked about Higman's book was the trust in God each of her main female characters had. When life brought some crucial decision-making needs or tension, each one would find strength in God. One thing I wish I could see more of in any book out of this genre: more stress on redemption through Christ Jesus. I have yet to see any 'Christian romance novel' lay this out clearly. It's mentioned only briefly, it's skirted around, or the authors seem to think that faith in God equals the same thing as trusting Christ as the Savior of their souls and forgiver of their sins. I'm not sure why this seems to be the case. I know it's a topic of conversation/debate among authors, but if they master their craft I would think they could work in a clear gospel message without it becoming cheesy. So that would be my challenge. At the same time, I don't see any 'harm' in these types of books. I can certainly commend Higman's 4-part novella to you.
25jump More than 1 year ago
I started reading this book and was totally in love with it. Four sisters who happen to find love when they least expect it. All of the sisters believe in the power of prayer and in a higher being, wish all girls could read this book. Is there a follow up to their stories? I guess it would be best to let everyone come to their on conclusions. Loved the book and should be a must read for all teenage girls.
samcivy More than 1 year ago
Texas Wildflowers Four-in-one collection Anita Higman ©2012 Barbour Publishers ISBN 978-1-61626-595-3 (print edition) 349 pp. (ppbk) Four sisters are getting older and still single. However, in each of these four stories, one of the sisters meets a wonderful man and love develops. In these easy reading, delightful stories, the circumstances and paths of each sister are different. And the man each one meets is different—and right for that woman, as they eventually learn. For lovers of romance stories, these are most enjoyable. And for those like me who usually don’t read romance stories, these were fun to peruse. Anita Higman, the author, is an award-winning writer who has had thirty-two books published. She met her husband while sky-diving and they’ve been married thirty-three years. Their first kiss apparently was in the air as they sky-dived. Four sisters are getting older and still single. However, in each of these four stories, one of the sisters meets a wonderful man and love develops. In these easy reading, delightful stories, the circumstances and paths of each sister are different. And the man each one meets is different—and right for that woman, as they eventually learn. For lovers of romance stories, these are most enjoyable. And for those like me who usually don’t read romance stories, these were fun to peruse. Anita Higman, the author, is an award-winning writer who has had thirty-two books published. She met her husband while sky-diving and they’ve been married thirty-three years. Their first kiss apparently was in the air as they sky-dived.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Four sisters fund love in variius parts of Texas...
KayMKM More than 1 year ago
This book is a Four-in-One Novella Collection. Each romance is about one of the four McBride sisters. As each of the girls grew into adulthood, their father offered to set up each girl in the business or career of her choice. It is interesting to read about each girl and the choice she made. Not being a fan of novellas in general, I am always amazed by a few talented authors, who are able to write characters of depth in such a short stories. Anita Higman is one of these gifted authors. I very much enjoyed this collection of characters. It is hard to pick a favorite sister, because each is unique and has her own charming ways. Each tries to follow God’s leading in her life—some choices made more successfully than others. The heroes, also are distinctly different—each one endearing in his own way. The Texas setting makes a great backdrop for these fun romances. I recommend Texas Wildflowers to everyone who enjoys God-centered stories with happy endings.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Everything’s Coming up Rosy Rosy’s fairy tale has turned into a nightmare when she’s left standing at the alter. It only gets worse when her best friend, Larson, returns to tell her she should have chosen him anyway. But Rosy’s not ready for this – or is she? Review: This was a cute story but very short and mellow. It moved too quickly for me from the alter to a new guy. Grade: B Ages: 15+ For the Love of Violet Violet spends her first date with Basil reminding herself of his positive points and focusing on what life will be like with him at her side only to return home to an unknown and unexpected visitor. A visitor who wants to hire her to teach him to be more romantic. A visitor who has more depth than the deepest lake – unlike the date she just returned from. Review: I really enjoyed Violet. This was quite an adorable romance. Grade: B+ Ages: 15+ Forget Me Not Lilly Rubin McCall takes Lilly by surprise one afternoon in her Rent-a-Friend office by asking if he could hire her to help him get over a past romance. Little does he know that he may never get over his first love. Review: Absolutely Adorable!! I LOVED this one! Grade: A Ages: 15+ Dreaming of Heather Integrity. Very few have that any longer but Heather just can’t do what her firm is requiring. She won’t lie or blur the lines with her clients. Walking out and living a life of complete honesty is all she can think to do. But maybe complete honesty isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Review: I didn’t love this one as much as the others but it was still a sweet & fun romance. Grade: B Ages: 15+ Overall Review: I really enjoyed this set of novellas. They were sweet, fun, and interesting. My only problem with them was how fast they moved. I think it gives a false impression that quick romances are the norm. More… Source: Barbour Books via Netgalley Author: Anita Higman Overall Grade: B+ Series: Romancing America
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
inspiremichelle More than 1 year ago
Texas Wildflowers by Anita Higman This book is four stories in one. Each section is about one of the McBride sisters finding love. It is packed full of great Christian fiction romance. Everything’s Coming up Rosy - Henry leaves Rosy at the alter. She returns home to Galveston to mend her broken heart. Can she find true love? Larson has been a great friend to Rosy but can true love really be found in a great friendship? For the Love of Violet - While Violet may own a business that sells romance she does not knows much about romance. Morgan Jones one of her online customers hires her to help him be more romantic. But will she be the one to learn something new. The first lesson on how to live romantically takes them on a hike in the Chisos Mountains. Maybe the lessons will turn into the real deal. Forget Me Not Lilly - Lilly doesn’t have much confidence in herself as a counselor because she missed classes helping her sick roommate but loves helping others. As a counselor she likes to treat her patients as she would treat a friend. Ruban McCall is a new patient of Lilly’s counselor business, and he seems familiar. They share a love for the outdoors. But how can she ethically date a patient? Dreaming of Heather - Heather quits her job because they wanted her to be dishonest. She vows to live being honest. She meets her handsome neighbor Evan when he comes to her home in a tuxedo asking her to accompany him to a wedding. Can she overcome the fact that he is a motivational speaker and believe in him? He encourages her to follow her long lost dream of being a photographer; will she find the courage to pursue her dream and Evan? These books are packed with humor and clean romantic. God has a unique plan for each sister to find love. The author Anita Higman did a wonderful job of telling each story with a twist as different as each sister. I highly recommend this book.
GwennieGwen More than 1 year ago
It was an easy read book. I just wish the author would have kept us informed on what was going on in the other sister's lives as the books progressed.