In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney-a teenaged Army orphan-discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother's sister Blanche and Blanche's abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City's most prominent widower and business magnate. Unknowingly, the girls' antics awaken Blanche's lost and suppressed passions and stirs Max's long-thwarted drive to build a loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read.
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About the Author
Alexandra Forry was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has Cerebral Palsy but that doesn't stop her from doing what she wants! Timeless Endings was her first novel and she is currently working on her third. She enjoys being a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers as well as RWA.
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Wildflower based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
When Sydney’s father died, she is sent to live with her Aunt Blanche and Uncle Dean in Sedona. Even though she loves living there, she is targeted by the school bully, and also her uncle is an abusive alcoholic. She then meets Lexy, billionaire Max Heller’s daughter, and they become best friends. When Sydney’s aunt accidentally meets Lexy’s dad, they totally hit it off. As Sydney and Lexy match wits with the school bully, Blanche and Max come to terms with their forbidden relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It made me feel like Sydney and Blanche were part of my own family. Even under their circumstances, they still thrived. I caught myself pulling for the forbidden relationship. Even though it was wrong, it was so right. I didn’t understand the ending though. It was like everything was left up in the air. I hope that it means another book is coming, because that’s the only answer for it to end that way.
Sydney, 15, is sent to live with her aunt after her father is killed. Her mother died when she was young. Her aunt, Blanche, welcomes her with open arms but her uncle, Dean, is another story. He is an abusive alcoholic who makes life miserable for everyone. Sydney eventually makes a new friend, Lexy, who just happens to be the only daughter of a widowed millionaire, Max Heller. The girls are constantly pulling stunts to get rid of Max's bimbos and anything else they can think of for fun. They try setting Max up with someone older but it backfires when Max falls for Aunt Blanche. The story was very good but the dialogue was stilted. Definitely not how teenagers would talk! I enjoyed the characters and would definitely give this author another chance.
Wild Flowers by Alexandra Forry was a great read. I liked the basic plot of the story. It is easy to judge someone for staying in an abusive relationship. This is the case for Sydney. She cannot understand why her aunt stays with a man that makes them both miserable. She is new to this town so she has no friends in the beginning. Sydney soon makes a friend and they couldn’t be more different, but the one thing they have in common is loneliness. Sydney is poor where Lexy’s father is a billionaire. They forge a bond (and pull some pranks) that cannot be broken. There are some surprised, but they are mild. While I enjoyed the plotline, parts of the dialogue seemed really stilted. I give this book 4 **** because it was a fun read and I do enjoy an HEA.