Book Review: Wildflower Season by Michelle Major

When Emma Cantrell’s marriage imploded, she learned a fast and painful lesson about trusting her heart. Then, on a visit to Magnolia, North Carolina, to see her brother, an elegant, if dilapidated, mansion for sale presents the opportunity to start over. Risking everything on her dream of opening the Wildflower Inn, Emma buys the house…just as the storm of the century hits, severely damaging the structure. But a chance meeting with Holly, a bride-to-be in desperate need of a new venue, gives her hope…and the name of a contractor who’ll work fast and cheap, allowing Emma to repair the inn in time to host the wedding and save her investment.

A furniture builder who hasn’t picked up a tool in the five years since his wife died, Cameron Mitchell has no intention of agreeing to help this beautiful—and, he’d guess, entitled—woman insisting that he fix her inn. Until he learns that Emma was sent by Holly, the little sister of his late wife. Grudgingly, Cameron agrees to do the work, with one condition: that he be left completely alone. But the more time they spend together, the more Emma touches a part of his heart he was sure died long ago, forcing him to try making peace with his past.
I really enjoyed reading the Magnolia Sisters series. It's what really started me on reading Michelle Major's. I was looking for a small-town romance and that series called to me. I'm so glad that I read it. It leads perfectly into this series and adds to the small town and the people in it. 

You met Emma in the prior series and only get to know a bit about her series. In Wildflower Season you truly learn what kind of person she really is. What I liked about Emma is that even though she came from a very wealthy family she isn't afraid of hard work. She's willing to get her hands dirty just like anyone else. It takes poor Carmeron a bit to figure that out. 

For Cameron, it's easier to believe she's just some rich woman who has so much time on her hand that she starts up a new project. Quickly he learns her true strength of Emma and sees her in a different light. 

I get that both these people have had it bad in the past with marriage and love. Emma's marriage was not the best and poor Cameron lost his wife. But sometimes your other half walks into your life and you have no choice but to hold onto them. 

Wildflower Season is a wonderful romance that starts out with two very unhappy people. One trying to start the next step in their lives and the other trying to hide from life. But sometimes things don't always go as planned or smoothly. What I liked about this story is watching them both help each other out. Emma showed Cameron that he could love again and feel good about it and he helped her to see how strong she is and to help her find her dreams. 

This story can be read without reading the prior series but I will say that for me it read better because I knew and read the prior series. Just more life to the town and the people who live there. Plus a lot of the town's backstory is told in the prior series. Either way, I know you'll enjoy Wildflower Season. 


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