This was the first book in a brand new series released today, January 28, 2020. It’s by Kate Collins who also writes the Flower Shop Mysteries that the Hallmark show was based on. It’s the first I’ve read by this author, and now I definitely need to prioritize reading her first book in the Flower Shop series. There were quite a few characters in this book, but it didn’t take long to keep them sorted out. I quickly felt like I could be friends with any of Athena’s friends. Athena’s blog cracked me up! It’s going to be incredibly hard to wait for the next book that releases in 2021.
For gardening enthusiasts, there are floral tips in the back of the book for longer-lasting arrangements.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book, especially the ending! When I saw that the next is coming in 2021, I was thinking “oh noooo, I can’t wait that long!” The characters were great, and I fell for Case the minute he came onto the scene. It was like the Greek wedding movies meet a cute little Hallmark town by the sea. Athena had an awesome family and son. She’d been trying to get away from all the Greekness of her crazy but fun family. Eventually, she realized that she really did want to be surrounded by all of this love and companionship. Just from the little he was in the book, I thought Nicholas (who wanted to be called Niko) was a pretty great kid.
The showdown was a bit different (don’t worry, in a good way!) with a great twist leading to what I think was a super sweet ending complete with all bad parties taken care of. Which is why I think it’ll be so hard to wait a year for the next book.