Love's First Bloom, a novel by Delia Parr the author of Hearts Awakening a Romantic Times top pick!
Ruth Livingston has grown up without a mom, and one day finds a baby put into her arms and her father sends her away under an assumed name. If that's not bad enough, her father is accused of murder, he is a Reverand, it is unthinkable that he could commit such a crime.
Ruth finds herself taken in by a loving couple, the problem is, they believe she is a former prostitute hiding away with her child! Ruth quietly tends to her daily duties and keeps informed of her father's trial with the newspaper, and all is fine until an ornery man moves in next door.
As Ruth continues to hide she begins to fall in love with the young child, secrets emerge and things heat up when newspaper writers begin searching for her. Finding peace in her garden, Ruth comes to love again while keeping her secrets hidden, what will happen when her secret is revealed, how strong really is love and can Ruth's love of God help her through?
This was a very good book with a bit of a different plot than the norm, which made it a fun read! I recommend this book, it was a very good historical romance! If you would like to purchase your own copy of this book you can click the link below!
**I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Bethany House publishers.