Like a Flower in Bloom

By Siri Mitchell


 Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

My Review:

Charlotte’s life is happy. She wants for nothing when you open this book, but in the first chapter, I was intrigued. Her uncle’s description of Charlotte caused me to laugh. “You’re a handsome girl, Charlotte. Sturdy. Sound. Snugly put together. It shouldn’t be too difficult to launch you.”

This paragraph will give you an idea of the humor and characters you will be reading in this hilarious novel. The romance is light, like light enough that a family that chooses not to read any books with romance will still find this reminiscent of Jane Austen’s classics. This means, it is there, but more unspoken and very discreet.

This book is hilarious! Charlotte is a very unique character. She is logical, pretty, but doesn’t see herself that way. She loves botany in a time period where it was not popular. She is unskilled in etiquette of proper society. Her life has been fulfilled with her writing, organizing her father’s writing, but each of you will see yourself in her. This is even if you are totally different!

Siri Mitchell can take a character that is nothing like yourself, and you will see yourself in it. This talented author will not disappoint. She takes the study of plants and has woven in a romance without telling you. You create the story in your mind’s eye and it is good!

What did I love about this story the most? I related to Charlotte’s love for her family, writing and a desire to make them happy. You will ask yourself if she will make others happy, or realize that her decision will affect her life for the future. It was something that I related to and hopes you would as well.

This book was given to me for review by the author. The opinions contained herein are my own.

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  1. Kav

    I loved the humour too. Still makes me smile just thinking about it. I think my favourite scene was the one where she’s taking a painting lesson with other refined ladies and she scandalizes them all by mentioning certain botanically correct features of a flower. That scene is priceless.

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