" Winter in Full Bloom" By Anita Higman
Anita is an author to watch - her books not only carry a message to all of us, concerning God's plan for our lives, BUT also keep you captivated throughout the story! The mystery and intrigue kept me glued to the page. A late bedtime was in order, to just "finish the chapter"! Of course, that really doesn't work! You want to reach that last page! The mystery and twists and turns in the plot were certainly not predictable.
Lily, the main character, has a complete change in her life, (after her husband dies, her daughter goes to university) when she has an explosive confrontation with her mother. Her mother uncovers a deep family secret- only that which a dysfunctional family would have. This sends Lily on a panicky flight around the world to seek answers to her many questions. Her mother will NOT tell ALL, and Lily knows there is more to the deception in her childhood. She gets more than she expected in Melbourne , Australia, where meeting a gentleman sparks a friendship that leads to the unexpected. Lily has to admit that he might hold the key to her past. Her greatest wish is to have a complete reconciliation with her mother, even though it may crush the one dream that she no longer imagined possible-- the chance to fall in love again!!
The character development in this book was outstanding in detail and realism. I connected with Lily in such a way, that she became one with me. I felt her despair, hurts, as well as her joys. She captured my heart in a special way. I was routing for her to be successful in her goals throughout the hardships , to get where she was aiming to be. Her strength and determination was to be admired.
The other characters were just as intriguing, as each of them had their own story of deception and mystery.
The conclusion of the book was an answer to Lily's prayers, AND I must say, mine as well. She lands in the exact and perfect spot, than God intended all alone, although she was unaware of where this was!!
Anita Higman leaves this thought behind- God has a plan for your life. You have to be willing to wait and listen to that quiet voice. Sometimes He says , "Wait" , leading you quietly in the path he desires. The deep meaning of this book came through loud and clear. A good lesson to remember in our own lives!!
Definitely a five star book!
About the author:
Meet Anita: Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She's been a Barnes & Noble "Author of the Month" for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.
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