Where the Wildflowers Grow

Where the Wildflowers Grow

by Vera Jane Cook

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Where the Wildflowers Grow by Vera Jane Cook

Sexual confusion and dysfunction cause the unraveling of the perfect American family in small town Georgia in 1960.
Rose Cassidy's fantasy life is a haunting reminder that she's living a lie. So when she has the opportunity to act on those fantasies, she dives in without any thought to consequences.
Rose's husband, Ryan, has fantasies of his own, and his actions cause unimaginable pain to the very children he tries so hard to protect.
When the happiness each member of the Cassidy family seeks so desperately to find is shattered by shame, guilt, and ultimately murder, they must each face the truth that lies deep within their souls.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151575836
Publisher: Chatter Creek Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 402,606
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Vera Jane Cook, is the author of Dancing Backward in Paradise, 2007 winner of the Indie Excellence Award for notable new fiction and an Eric Hoffer Award for publishing excellence, also in 2007. Dancing Backward in Paradise received a 5 Star Review from ForeWord Clarion. The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, was a finalist for the ForeWord Clarion Book of the Year Award and the recipient of a five star review from ForeWord Clarion. Where the Wildflowers Grow was her third southern fiction novel and is receiving 5 star reviews from Amazon.com. She is also the author of Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem, Lies a River Deep and Marybeth, Hollister & Jane.

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Where The Wildflowers Grow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
mysterybook_nerd98 More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. A riveting family saga- it has murder, drama, infidelity... It kept me engrossed. The descriptions were vivid. I did have some problems with the book... the main characters had some major issues and I feel they didn't really learn from their mistakes... some of them weren't very likable either. And some of the sex scenes could have been less descriptive but other than that it was an intriguing read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating story! I received ‘Where the Wildflowers Grow’ by Vera Jane Cook via Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. This story captured my interest from the very first chapter to the very last words of the last chapter.  It flows well, moves along quickly and is a very well written piece of work.  The author chose well in entitling the story ‘Where the Wildflowers Grow’.  It was so fitting to the story, creative and so appropriate. The 1960’s was a time when women wore dresses, hats, nylon stockings held up by a garter belt, when prejudices ran rampant and when lesbians were securely closeted.  ‘Where the Wildflowers Grow’ is the story of the Cassidy family in the 1960’s, living in the small town of Darien in the southern U.S.  Dr. Cassidy and his family are well liked and well respected in the community ...................... so much so that there are other people who cover up the nasty little secrets of the Cassidy family.  Each and every member of this family has his/her own secrets and during this story, the family and their relationships erode.  The secrets, shame, sexual confusion, blackmail, murder(?), sex, love and lies are all present and all revealed to the reader by the author who takes the reader directly into the action.  She explains situations through one of the characters.  I found the story sad, tragic and very disturbing.  In fact, I felt it was far too much with which one family had to deal .............. it was over the top!.   The main characters of the story; Ryan, Rose, Lily, Dalton and Pierce were so believable and so real and as a reader I could relate to each one;  however, my feelings and emotions towards each one were so very different.  I saw strengths and I saw weaknesses;  I felt anger and I was sympathetic.  And I was disturbed that the ‘low-life’ Wayne was being charged for a crime he did not commit.  From all of that, I have to conclude that Vera Jane Cook is indeed a wonderful story teller. I recommend this story to anyone who would like an easy to read, captivating and thought-provoking story.  It is a great read!
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: Where The Wildflowers Grow Author: Vera Jane Cook Published: Musa Publishing Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "Where The Wildflowers Grow" by Vera Jane Cook was a very good literary fiction read. This novel was one of those that captured your interest from the very first page only to keep you turning the pages until the last page. This novel was about the Cassidy family in the 60's who were thought to be the 'perfect southern family' but were they? Be ready for a family that will be unravelled, with secrets and also a murder. Believe me "Where The Wildflowers Grow" has it all. I was left at say wow that was truly some read. I found all of the characters: Rose, Ryan, Lily, Dalton and Pierce were all so very interesting that will only touch you on this ride through this novel. You will see how this author presents so well each one of their stories. I liked the way this author was able to offer the reader a POV from each of the characters as you see their troubles and, reasoning that will only make up their futures. The book flows so well and I really liked how this author brought in the lesbian issue being well written into the read. I know that may be a little off for some but I liked the way this author wrote it. Lastly, in the end I will say this was a most interesting novel where this family is off the chart...well I will let you decide that for yourself from the read. If you are looking for drama, drama and more drama, you have come to the right place, for "Where The Wildflowers Grow" will give it ALL to you and what a ending!