The fig trees are budding, and the grapevines are in blossom. How delicious they smell! Yes, spring is here! Arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.
She could say what she wanted. Emily Harris didn’t belong in the hard life of the Blakes. She would wilt there like a rose without water. He’d be sending her back to Boise before the first snows. He’d be willing to bet on it.
From the moment Gavin Blake set eyes on Emily Harris, he knew she would never make it in the rugged high country where backbreaking work and constant hardship were commonplace. Beautiful and refined, she was accustomed to the best life had to offer. Heaven only knew why she wanted to leave Boise to teach two young girls on a ranch miles from nowhere. He’d wager it had to do with a man. It always did when a beautiful woman was involved.
Emily wanted to make some sort of mark on the world before marriage. She wanted to be more than just a society wife. Though she had plenty of opportunities back East, she had come to the Idaho high country looking to make a difference. Gavin’s resistance to her presence made her even more determined to prove herself. Perhaps changing the heart of just one man may make the greatest difference of all.
Awards & Recognitions
Winner, 2010 Inspirational Readers Choice Award
Finalist, 2010 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
Penned with the descriptive nibs of all the five senses, Robin Lee Hatcher transports the reader to the magnificent high country of Idaho in a thoroughly engaging tale of love and wounded heroes. When Love Blooms is layered with appealing characters, and I was so at home with the story’s cast, I felt like I was like viewing my own family history. I have yet to read a Hatcher novel that didn’t entrance me from the first page, and with a unique plot for a romance, When Love Blooms is no exception. Novel Reviews and I give it a high recommendation. — Novel Reviews
When Love Blooms is vintage Robin Lee Hatcher! Undoubtedly one of the best writers of historical genre, Robin quickly draws the reader into her characters’ dilemmas, creates exceptional romantic tension and weaves her faith into the story in a gentle and meaningful way. Gavin, Dru and Rachel are characters to love and Robin pulls off what could be an unbelievable situation perfectly. Thoroughly engaging with great dialogue and setting, the romance reader can’t go wrong with When Love Blooms. — Relz Reviews
This is another great historical romance novel by Hatcher, who writes her characters with their feelings on their sleeves. They’re also written with their weaknesses showing — and she shows readers how to turn a weakness into a strength by relying on their beliefs and their inner selves. (4 Stars, “Compelling — Page-Turner”) — Romantic Times
Christy Award winner Hatcher’s (Wagered Heart; Catching Katie) latest novel is a historical romance set in the rugged high country of Idaho in the late 1800s… Populated with lively characters, this delightful title deserves a place in [Christian Fiction] and historical romance collections and will appeal to those who enjoy Lori Wick or Lori Copeland. Recommended for Public Libraries. — Library Journal