Friday, 2 May 2014

Hearts and Flowers Border by LT Smith

Teacher, Laura Stewart’s life is plodding along at a nice steady pace. Until suddenly a blast from the past, thirteen years past to be precise, nearly knocks her world of its axis. Memories, some good, some bad, all buried deep in her subconscious come flying back with a vengeance to the forefront. With them comes all the pain of Laura’s first true love.
Will Laura’s raw pain spoil her chance of a happy ever after with the beautiful, but untouchable Emma Jenkins?
Will Laura put the past behind her, or will her mistakes be repeated again?
I read this book years ago and really enjoyed it. I was so pleased to see that it has been re-published and is now available in ebook. LT Smith is an accomplished writer. Her books are a delight to read and her wit and humor is wonderful.
This is an easy and comfortable read. The story is told from Laura’s point of view and follows through from her teens and her first love through to adulthood. There is a melting pot full of emotions running rife throughout, with a lot of intense drama and angst both from the teenage Laura and Emma through to the adult Laura and Emma. But, there is a lot of laughter too.
Both Laura and Emma have their own hidden secrets and desires. Their young love would probably have never survived. Once they get everything out in the open, maybe their more mature love will stand a chance. It’s the path of true love we read about here. A path that isn’t smooth along the way and comes to a dead end until new ground is broken for a new path. A wonderful story that will stay with me a long time.
Although I’ve read this book three times now, I will still be reading it again. As I’m British, I love the British sense of humor. Having said that, I feel that the humor can be appreciated by our overseas friends too. 
I look forward to reading more from LT Smith soon.

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