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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Bellflower: Plus Fairy Slippers, a Bonus Short Story by Amber Stokes

The Heart's Spring series
Find on: Amazon / Goodreads

About the book:
"The Heart's Spring" Short-Story Combo eBook

BELLFLOWER: Short Story Prequel to Forget Me Not

Spring 1880

Annabelle knows only one way of life. Jacob knows only one way to feel secure. When their paths cross in a Western mining town, can they find a way for love to bloom? Discover the story behind two hurting hearts in this short but sweet retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

FAIRY SLIPPERS: Bonus Short Story Companion to Bleeding Heart

Spring 1888

Margaret is fragile. Zachary is tough. Both are lonely. Will a dance in a redwood lumber town bring them together - or drive them apart forever? Discover the continuing story of the cook from Bleeding Heart in this short but sweet retelling of Cinderella.

My rating:

My thoughts:

Review of Fairy Slippers:

Fairy Slippers was a good story. It was very short, but it held my attention and I really enjoyed it. The story made me interested in rereading Bleeding Heart (hopefully I'll be able to do that soon!).

One thing I really liked about this series is how the flowers (in this case, fairy slippers) were incorporated in the story. So neat! The setting is also good, as is the writing style.

All in all, I really enjoyed this short bonus story. I think fans of this series will also like it and I recommend the series (currently available: Bellflower, Forget Me Not, Bleeding Heart, and Fairy Slippers). I'm excited about Amber's next book in this series, Morning Glory, which is set to release later this year. :)

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  1. Thank you so much for your review, Melanie! Yes, I think it's about high time we all did a re-read of Bleeding Heart after learning the things leading up to it and happening after it, haha. ;) I'm pretty for-sure on wanting to do a read-along in May, complete with giveaways! It will be something to anticipate (hopefully!) before Morning Glory's arrival. :)

    I'm so grateful for your support of this series, my friend! *Hugs*


    1. Looking forward to the read-along in May! :) Thanks for stopping by, Amber. :)


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