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So you love to read but you just don’t have time? I’ve just found the perfect option for you. How about a book that takes you from start to finish in less than 100 pages? When you’re done with those 91 pages, you can lay the book down and be done. Or, if you’re like me, you have to pick it back up and read the 2nd book in this 4 book collection. Texas Wildflowers is the perfect read for the busy mom.

Texas Wildflowers

Texas Wildflowers: Four-in-One Collection (Romancing America) is the story of 4 sisters living in Texas. They are as different as any 4 sisters can be but they are connected by the love of family and a sense of loyalty that ties family together.

These 4 novellas are not full of suspense, crime, plot twists or mystery. Instead, these are the kind of stories that take you on a gentle path of love and friendship. They are squeaky clean and easy to follow.

Each of the 4 books is 100 pages or less and can stand on its own. But when you read them all 4, you can understand how the thread of family and love connects us all.

If you would like to read the first chapter, just click here.

From the Back of the Book:

The four McBride sisters risk their hearts for love in the islands, canyons, mountains and bayous of Texas.

Deserted at the altar, a devastated Rosy McBride heads back to Galveston Island and begins working at her mother’s scrapbooking business. Will spending time with Larson Brookfield help mend her broken heart, or will she merely wind up pasting away?

Christian counselor Lily McBride relies on her quirky common sense and God’s wisdom to help her clients. Will she be successful at her new career or break the most solemn of counselor/patient vows by falling for the handsome, eccentric, and impossibly irresistible Rubin McCall while hiking the Palo Dura Canyon?

In the mountain town of Alpine, Violet McBride owns Romantic Images, a business that teaches people how to live romantically. Will Morgan Jones, a geek she meets online, show her the real meaning of romance and the art of love?

Heather McBride’s picture-perfect life has unraveled in the bayou. Will the free-spirited Evan Finch not only reawaken her artistic passion but also give her the courage to fall in love—without her day-planner?

Will God help give these women the pluck to love the least likely of soul mates?

I loved the fact that the author has actually been to the places she describes. She has hiked the trails and seen the sights. When the characters explore the Palo Dura Canyons, I can personally relate. I was there as a teenager on a family road trip. I love books that take real life places, events and situations and turn them into gentle stories of love and adventure.

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has thirty-two books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends..

An Interview with Anita:
Texas Wildflowers is a 4-in-1 novella collection through Barbour Publishing. Each novella is set in an exotic location in Texas. They are lighthearted romances, and they’re all tied together with the four McBride sisters.

All these novellas are set in Texas. Are the towns and parks real?
Yes, in fact one of the novellas is set in Big Bend National Park, where my husband and I went on vacation. So, when you read about the characters on certain trails, they’re real, and we hiked them!

When readers finish the last page of Texas Wildflowers, what do you want them to come away with?
I would love for them to be inspired, challenged, and entertained. If I accomplished even one of those things I would feel my writing time wasn’t wasted.

Where can your readers connect with you online?
Please drop by my website or visit my Reader Page on Facebook and chat with me there.

Texas Wildflowers Giveaway

Here’s an exciting opportunity for Hobbies on a Budget. The author has decided that she really wants to share a copy of her book with one of you! Tell your friends to leave a comment too! That way if they win and you don’t, you can share the book with each other! Giveaway ends Jan 15, 2013. US only.

What are you waiting for? Leave me a comment telling me something that interests you about this book! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review from Kathy Carlton Willis Book Communiciation/

Congratulations Joni O – the winner of the Texas Wildflowers book!!!

About Sharon Williams

Sharon Williams is a mom of 3 who loves to read, travel, take pictures, work in the flowers and spend time with family. When she's not blogging, she's probably out enjoying life so she'll have something fun to blog about tomorrow!

 
 

25 Commentsclick here to leave a comment

  • I like fast reads too! I would love to win a copy.

  • It’s set in Texas. I’d love it for sure. :p

  • Dianna Thomas

    What an awesome opportunity to have a new book– which I never seem to get enough of–thanks to the author for such a wonderful gift for anyone who is here wanting more of a good thing..Oh yes — I would love to read this…thanks for a great giveaway

  • calichristy2

    I love to read and i like when the setting of a good read resembles a place i visited, sounds like a good book

  • I am a fast reader and love reading romance novels (I can finish reading 1 novel of Jude Deveraux in 1 sitting). I am intrigued by the summary and love books with sequels. :)

  • Monica

    It looks like a great read! Hope I win and thank you for the giveaway! ;)

  • What interests me most about this book is the fact that it seems so adventurous! I also am intrigued by the “fast read” since I’ve not a lot of time to invest in books, but love to read!

  • Joni Owada

    The “squeaky clean” intro grabbed me right away. I would love to read this book and then share it with friends too!

  • Diana Stanhope

    I love when a story is all story and no filler! I also love a good romance.

  • I really like it when I find a clean novel. I love large, long books, but sometimes it’s nice to have something that I can read in a short time. Like an appetizer.

  • Love books that I can read quickly and still enjoy, then as you say read it again if I choose to. Sounds like a good book for me and my schedule.

  • That sounds about right for my attention span these days! I started Tolstoy Anna Karenina.

    • For real? I have to admit I’ve never quite been able to tackle Tolstoy!

      • Try his short stories. Like Walk in the Light and Twenty-Three Tales. Seriously, Anna Karenina is really good–draws you in quickly. I wish I had more time to read it. Just usually get about 15 minutes a day.

        • I’ll check these out. I always thought of him as super long. Didn’t realize he wrote super long books. Thanks!

  • That is nice of her to give a copy! I would love to have an opportunity ti read this…would be GREAT for a plane ride!

  • I haven’t been to Texas, so I would love to read something that takes place there. I love good books without a bunch of bad language, too!

  • Kayelynn

    I love TEXAS and I love short books that you can read easily … Would love to have this series :)

  • I love series books and would love to be able to relax and enjoy a book that is for pleasure. I have always wanted to go to Texas and reading books about it is probably as close as I will get.

  • nichol tone

    Would love to read this series

  • Sounds like a great book with option to read a little at a time. I had never read a novella. Did not know what one was, just tried to avoid them. LOL Growing up in Brasil, Soap Operas were called “Novellas”. So glad you clarified that this is a good clean book. :-) I will be reading one in the future. And I learned something new, that the amount of words is what determines what they are called.

  • It is nice when your so busy so have short reads, especially when they’re nice flowing stories that are easy to read. I haven’t come across this author before.

  • I like short books sometime…I have 3 novellas on deck that are about 50 pages. I also enjoy Anita Higman’s books!!!
    When you have just a little bit of time, a novella is perfect, this one sounds like something I would like!

  • Jodi Mills

    Love to read series and about places I’ve never been. Would love to read this new book.

  • sherri k

    I like that they are short and super fast to read. The story sounds interesting to.

 
 

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