Friday, January 11, 2013

Kathleen Y'Barbo's Flora's Wish ~ Reviewed

Flora's Wish, The Secret Lives of Will Tucker Series #1
By: Kathleen Y'Barbo 

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2013

ISBN: 0736952101


May 1887-Flora Brimm is determined the fifth time is the charm. Back home she has a reputation as "Fatal Flora," a woman whose previous four fiancis died in untimely accidents. Flora is desperate to marry, because producing an heir is the only way she can keep her family's estate. She's confident this visit to Eureka Springs with her grandmother will help her land a husband.
Pinkerton detective Lucas McMinn is hot on the trail of Will Tucker, the thief who broke his sister's heart. When he discovers the slippery fellow with Flora, he thinks they are in on the devious plot together. Will Flora be able to convince Lucas of her innocence? Will Lucas catch the elusive Mr. Tucker?


Flora’s Wish is about a twenty eight your old woman named Flora Brimm.  After her first four fiancées pass away, Flora is anxious to find someone to marry.   Flora wishes to marry for love, however due to her Grandfather’s will, which states she has to marry and have an heir before she’s thirty to keep her home in the family, she is finds herself engaged to a man she barely knows just so she can be married.  Little does she realize that her intended, Will Tucker, is a con-man, and Pinkerton detective Lucas McMinn is hot on his trail.  When Lucas meets Flora, he is unsure whether she’s in cahoots with Tucker, so he keeps her in his custody to help him better solve the case.  They continually butt heads, as Lucas knows Tucker is guilty, but Flora want’s to believe in his innocence.  Not surprisingly, as Flora and Lucas get closer to solving the mystery of Will Tucker, they find their feelings for each other are growing by the day.
This was such a fun story.  I couldn’t help but feel sorry for poor Flora, after losing four fiancées.  She did frustrate me at times, though, when she argued Will Tucker’s innocence to Lucas.  She had only just met Will when she got engaged to him, yet her pride wouldn’t let her doubt his character.  It made me feel sorry for Lucas, as he was fighting a losing battle with her for a while.  But obviously, the Lord brought their paths together for a reason, and it was fun watching them discover that!

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers


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