A wild outlaw Texas musician, a naive young girl, and rowdy Texas honky-tonks in 1970 lay the groundwork for this true story of passion and peril. Luke Stone has made a career out of bad decisions until Darlina Flowers dances her way into his life and heart. A cruel twist of fate threatens to rip apart the undying love they've found when they are separated by walls and bars and fate and circumstance.
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About the Author
Her years of being married to Rick Sikes proved to be the launching pad for her writing career. After his death in 2009, she got serious about it and the result is the first book of a series, "Flowers and Stone".
She resides in North Texas and when she isn't writing, you will find her volunteering at the various music festivals across Texas or playing with her three grandchildren.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoy a good romance novel and this is just that—except it is based on the author’s own story. I loved the details of her lifestyle. Ms. Sikes took her readers into her world of country music, go-go dancing and some drama to go along with it. It is a world I am not familiar with and it was interesting to read about. I had no idea what was coming next in the story or how it would all turn out. It was raw and honest. I enjoyed it and think anyone who loves country music, the power of love or the depth of relationships will like “Flowers and Stone”.
Reviewed by Emily White for Readers' Favorite Flowers and Stone by Jan Sikes is a historical fiction and romance rolled into one enticing true story. It shares an intense love story that takes place in the loud and fun Texas honky-tonks in 1970. Darlina Flowers isn't prepared for any man to come storming into her life, especially musician Luke Stone. But their love for each other is intense, immediate, and deep. Good thing, because the two lovers are soon ripped apart in the ultimate test of strength, will power, and love. Life is sometimes hard and luck is sometimes down. But Darlina and Luke love each other and hope, beg, and pray, that their love is enough to carry them through the injustices of their lives. Flowers and Stone is based on the true lives of Rick and Jan Sikes. Jan Sikes does a nice job presenting the story and the text is well-written and informational. The writing was smart and accurate. I liked how Luke's character was deep. All of his actions seemed true to his character and I thought he was fleshed out well and seemed very realistic. Likewise, the love story was well portrayed. I related to the two characters and felt as if their love for one another was real. I was especially moved by Darlina's emotions toward Luke and the circumstances that kept them apart. I liked the historical aspects of this story as well. The musical scene in Texas was very well written. I could almost hear the music as it moved off the pages.