* Review * WILDFLOWER SEASON by Michelle Major

* Review * WILDFLOWER SEASON by Michelle MajorWildflower Season by Michelle Major
Series: The Carolina Girls #1
Published by HQN Books on May 25, 2021
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She always followed the path of least resistance…until it leads her to a small town where she can follow her dreams.

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, Camden Arlinghaus 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 loved every glorious moment of this Magnolia spinoff! WILDFLOWER SEASON is the first book in Michelle Major’s  brand new series The Carolina Girls that is taking place in her beloved town of Magnolia, North Carolina. For readers of the prior series, you will delightfully reconnect with several familiar faces and feel like you’re home for a visit. The new characters have rich backstories, tantalizing secrets to uncover and loads of chemistry sparking off of each other. I’m looking forward to more to come in this cozy town.

Emma is a strong character. She used a turning point in her life as a catalyst to finally start living life on her own terms and going after her dreams for a change. I loved her kind heart and go-getter spirit.

Holly is a sweetheart, and though she is up to her eyeballs in turmoil, she doesn’t despair, she just finds a way to cope as life throws her lemons.

Cam pulled on my heart the most as he agreed to help the person he still thinks of as his little sister. Watching him learn to live again was endearing.

I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a small town romance filled with hurdles to overcome as they dance towards that happily ever after.


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