Flora’s Wish Book Review

Flora’s Wish is a book of questions, secrets, deception and curiosity. Flora lives in an affluent world where her Grandmother is the ultimate southern lady. Flora is desperate to marry in order to fulfill the family need and requirement of producing an heir. However, she can’t find a groom – they just keep dying. She engineers a contract with a prime candidate only to find that he is under suspicion from the Pinkertons. What follows is a sometimes humorous account of love, desperation, and unlucky events.

Flora’s Wish

When life is personally full of chaotic juggling, it’s sometimes hard to appreciate a good book. I am putting this on my summer shelf to reread when school is not in session and I have a little more downtime to really enjoy the twists of a fiancee under suspicion, a charming Pinkerton agent and the social obligations Flora is facing.


RITA and Carol award nominee Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.

Kathleen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She holds a BBA from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and a certification in Paralegal Studies, and is a former member of the Texas Bar Association’s Paralegal Division.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots. Kathleen is proud to be a military wife, even if it did mean giving up her Texas drivers license.


May 1887–Flora Brimm is determined the fifth time is the charm. Back home she has a reputation as “Fatal Flora,” a woman whose previous four fiancés died in untimely accidents. Flora is desperate to marry, because producing an heir is the only way she can keep her family’s estate. She’s confident this visit to Eureka Springs with her grandmother will help her land a husband.

Pinkerton detective Lucas McMinn is hot on the trail of Will Tucker, the thief who broke his sister’s heart. When he discovers the slippery fellow with Flora, he thinks they are in on the devious plot together. Will Flora be able to convince Lucas of her innocence? Will Lucas catch the elusive Mr. Tucker?

And, more importantly, will Lucas survive if he pursues Flora’s heart?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Flora’s Wish, go HERE.

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
Flora’s Wish
Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2013)  by
Kathleen Y’Barbo
I received a copy of this book from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. I was not required to write a positive review.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me! I hope your readers will love reading Lucas and Flora’s story as much as I loved writing it!

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