Wildflower Hope

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 8 Oct 2019

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This is the second book in a series.I enjoyed both books.I only gave 3 stars because it seemed slow at times.I kept waiting for some action.Maybe I was just not in the right frame of mind to read it at this time.
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I was so pleased to be able to read the sequel to Wildflower Heart, as I had really enjoyed, it, warmed to the characters and the situations.

Kara Hart has much to grieve over, from the death of her husband, after a car accident, in which she suffered multiple injuries,  and the loss of her best friend who she thought was in cahoots with her husband. This is followed by the death of her father.
She seeks solace in the form of medications that threaten to push her over the edge.
On top of dealing with life, Kara has muddled relationships building with Seth, the neighbour who is working away, and Will, the Landscape gardener who is helping her realise her dreams, and assisting her in making her own father's hopes materialise too.

Author Grace Greene has tackled some extremely tough situations with a beautiful delicacy, such as loss, grief and addictions. Her descriptions are wonderful too. I could picture the wildflower fields and all the different locations in the book, which always adds to my enjoyment of a book!

A beautifully told tale and I can't wait to find out what is next in the Wildflower series!
Many thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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In this sequel to Wildflower Heart, Kara struggles to move past her father's death and renovate the historic home he'd recently purchased into an artists' retreat. At the same time, she must decide whether she can let go of the guy who's just moved across the country for his job -- and let new love in. Kara is more likable in this book than in the first in the series.
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As always, Grace Greene never disappoints. An adorable, quick read with relatable characters that you feel you know.. I thoroughly enjoyed every page!
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Karen Hart is dealing with unimaginable grief. Her father has unexpectedly died. He had brought her to live with him while she healed from an accident that killed her husband and unborn child. Then she discovers that her best friend, Victoria, may have been having a relationship with her husband before his death. 
Left with the huge home and large property known as the Wildflower house, Karen is overwhelmed with loss, despair and loneliness.
Deciding to move forward with the repairs to the home, she envisions a retreat where artists can come to paint, sculpt or write. As the home begins to take shape, Karen’s heart also begins to heal. She begins to hope for a better life with an opportunity to move forward and perhaps even have a second chance at a meaningful relationship. 
An excellent book by Grace Greene of loss, loneliness and eventually hope.
Thanks to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for an early copy of this book. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book and the comments are my honest opinion.
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When I stumble upon a book that takes my breath away, I will read everything by the author and I will pass the books to reader friends to enjoy. "Wildflower Hope" is one of the books by Grace Greene that took my breath away. This book is about trauma and recovery and hope, learning to walk and live again after horrific accidents -- or natural disasters. We all wish to overcome challenges, to pick up the pieces of our shattered lives , to come back stronger like perennial wildflowers. #WildflowerHope #NetGalley--DT, NetGalley reader
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This book is the second book in the series. 
What a lovely book. Writing style was exquisite as was the first book
Nice to re engage with the characters again
A brilliant book
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Wildflower Hope by Grace Greene is the second book in the Wildflower House series. The death of Kara Hart's father is still fresh. And she is trying to come to terms with the loss of her friends.  She has taken on the restoration project her father started before his unexpected death. There are many reasons that l liked this book. The main character, Kara, the location and the storyline to name a few.  I did not feel the emotional connect as I did in Wildflower Heart.  In my opinion, too much time was given to Kara's introspection and relationship with her girlfriend.  However, it was still a good book that I enjoyed and I would recommend.
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This book was an emotional read, one that crept into my heart.  After the death of her father, only a month earlier, Kara now has an old house to restore.  It was her father's dream, this restoration, and now it is her's.  As an only child whose mother left her when she was only 14 years of age, Kara already had enough baggage for a lifetime.  In a tragic auto accident, her husband was killed and Kara was left with both external and internal injuries.  Now, it is her task to bring to fruition the dream that was her father's.  It is a journey of forgiveness, a journey of hope and love.  Will this house help Kara heal and find the strength to have a life with less fears and pain?  But most of all there were the wildflowers, its seeds blowing hither and yon, landing wherever they were, strong, vigorous and impervious to its surroundings.  A field of lush colors, nature's resilient and hearty step-children, not to be taken for granted.

Grace Greene has written an amazingly wonderful book, the second in the series.  Reading the first book of the series, I knew I wanted to continue the story.  If there is a third, you will find me in a comfortable chair, reading it.  This book is one I would highly recommend!
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Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced copy of this book for my honest opinion.

Wildflower Hope is book two in the series and I jumped for joy when it became available because I loved book one so much! It can be a stand alone, but the first one, as with the second, was so beautifully written, you would miss out on a lovely heart touching story! 
In book two we find Kara reeling from another loss and she has decided to keep her dad's big rambling house and make a retreat for artists. Lots of tears, laughter, friendships, love and discovery of secrets ensue!
I loved how this was a story about her, sometimes painful,  self discovery of who she is and what she wants! Almost like a rebirth! The budding romance was so sweet to watch! Grace Greene 's writing is magic. I got involved from the first sentence and had problems tearing myself away from the book to do anything else! The descriptions of the surroundings were so real, I felt I were there. The characters were very likeable and I could identify with them.  
The book earns a 5 from this grateful fan and I am in wait for the next story!
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This is the second book in the Wildflower House series.  It can be read as a standalone as well.  I enjoyed this story as it's shows the real life emotions of grief, strength and resilience that Kara displaces.  I was a little disappointed that the relationship between Kara and Seth didn't grow but who knows.....
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Wildflower Hope takes up where Wildflower Heart left off, with Kara alone and trying to decide which path forward is right for her.

The loss of Kara's father was huge and she is left with an old home, lots of acreage, some mystery and much uncertainty. This story encompasses so many feelings that each page is a delight in one way or another. There is despair, anger and frustration sure, but there are greater parts hope, love, acceptance, finding oneself and learning to trust and take pride in your instincts and accomplishments. That is a huge amount of feelings in one book and the journey through and to each is incredibly satisfying.

Grace Greene has a talent for beautiful, lush descriptions that make me see the scenes in my mind's eye. For example, the fireplace screens. I want to see those! I could picture them and I so want to see if my imagining comes anywhere close to reality. I'd never even heard of such a thing until this book! I could picture the river and the carriage house clearly. That talent for descriptions makes Wildflower House a living breathing character of its own and one I can't wait to visit again.

I'd strongly recommend reading this series in order. You could follow along just fine if you started with Wildflower Hope, but you'd miss out on all the important stepping stones to this point in Kara's life. This series is for anyone who enjoys personal journeys of discovery, family sagas, and women's fiction. Take a chance and let Grace Greene and this beautiful series take possession of your heart and soul for a few days.

Thank you to Netgalley, the author and publisher for allowing me an ARC at my request. All thoughts in this review are mine and freely given.
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I received a complimentary copy of this title from NetGalley. All opinions are given freely and are completely my own.

Following the death of her father, Kara remains at the Wildflower House, trying to put the house back together, turn it into an artist retreat, and, in turn, put her own life back together. Yet, only when she addresses the tragedies and relationships in her past will she be able to move forward.

Overall, this was a beautiful story about love, loss, and personal growth. I did not read the first novel in the series, but found that despite that, this book stood on its own. The writing was lovely, the characters were well developed, and I just enjoyed reading this book.
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Just when I thought all of the emotions had been touched in Wildflower Heart Grace Greene really turns it on with Wildflower Hope! Kara has to learn how to live her life without her father. While dealing with the emotions of loss she also has to learn to survive without the crutch of medicine designed to help but has the power to harm. Exploring new friendships and discovering her own strengths as she redefines the Wildflower House is a wonderful story of life continuing to roll on. At the end of this book I was silently cheering and begging for more!
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This is the second book in the Wildflower House series (I do hope there will be a third book..) Kara Hart is recovering from so many losses – her mother, her husband and now her father. Despite her feelings of inadequacy, she discovers her strength and resiliency and compassion as she renovates the house she comes to think of as Wildflower House. As a wounded individual, she rises above it all to grow into the person she is meant to be. 

Grace Greene is an artist and photographer, as well as a wonderful novelist, and it shows through her writing – I could SEE the house, the gardens, the creek, the carriage house. I would love to visit the Wildflower House but since it is a fictional location, I will have to be satisfied with re-reading both books in the series.

I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley for which I am grateful. The opinion is totally my own.
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If there's ever a story that serves as a reminder that with time, love and good friends one can always find purpose in healing, then it's this one. You cannot help but own Kara's struggles, fears, insecurities and hopes as she renovates an old Victorian mansion whilst grieving her parents and husband.
Thanks Netgalley for the eARC, this is such a heartfelt read.
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With her unique flair for depicting the Virginia countryside she loves, Grace Greene expands the story of Kara Hart’s journey to rebuild her life after a series of terrible losses. The remarkable cast of characters will delight, and the plot will keep the reader guessing about family ties and hidden dreams until the very end. If you are looking for an unforgettable tale about second chances and the true meaning of family, look no further than Wildflower Hope.
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Wildflower Hope is the second book in author Grace Greene’s new Wildflower House series. This book picks up right where Wildflower Heart left off and also fills you in on the backstory. In this portion, Kara Hart suffers yet another loss, the sudden death of her father. When something like this happens after already suffering from so much pain and loss, most people would just give up, but due to Kara’s strength and resilience, she instead finds a reason for living. This is a story of forgiveness and learning to find your way after life’s many tragedies. I loved the setting, the descriptions of the big house as it went through renovation, and it’s surrounding property with all the gardens, sitting areas and running creek. And the characters were all wonderful people that I would love to have as neighbors. I’d like to thank NetGalley for allowing me to read this and express my opinion. I’m really looking forward to seeing where Kara Hart’s future is going to take her!
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I started by re-reading Wildflower Heart ... because that's what good stories are for :)
Wildflower Hope was everything I expected it to be!
Life has not been kind to Kara but her resilience helps her overcome and flourish.
I really loved where her love life is going and I can hardly wait to read what happens next.
I truly wished this place was real. I'm no artist but I would love to spends a few days at the retreat she is creating (and maybe meet for real not only Kara but also Hannah, another beloved character from Grace's books).
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Finding a purpose through the pain is what Kara must now do if she wants to have a fulfilled life.
After losing her father suddenly after already losing her mom and husband she is determined to find a renewed interest in her life and possibly a new romance.
She turns her home The Wildflower Hope into a creative retreat for artists and writers .
Can she open her heart and mind to find love?
Will life come full circle and will she uncover even more shocking truths about her father?
Wildflower Hope is on course to be the best book of the summer.
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