Truth in Wildflowers
Truth, love finds you.
Truth, love leads you.
Truth, love heals you.
Truth, love breaks you.
college student Kensie, finding love hasn’t been easy. With a father
she’s estranged from she finds it difficult to trust men, and with a
past she’s ashamed of she is unable to trust herself. Kensie feels
irrevocably stagnant with an unending desire to move. That is, until she
meets August, and her life is set into motion.
After a tragic
accident, August gave up on living. A captive to his guilt, he is unable
to move on from his past. Then he finds a reason in Kensie. She awakes
every dormant fiber of his being, but will she want him once she
discovers he is everything she fears most?
Can Kensie let herself love August, or will the truth destroy her?
Where to start with August and Kensie ? Good question
Kimberly Rose really created two very interesting
characters when she wrote “Truth in Wildflowers” – or shall I say several
interesting characters ? Because actually we will find another interesting set
of individuals With Wes and Capri in “Truth in Watercolors”.
Truth in Wildflowers is the debut Novel from this
author and I was directly intrigued when I read the plot. Actually, I was
surprised afterwards to find out it is a debut, as this was totally NOT
noticeable. Also I am very happy that I was not only offered this first book
but also its Sequel to read directly afterwards. Therefore, I have decided to
also write my review for both of those books together as I feel that they
somehow belong together.
You could read them separate but I would not
recommend that as we get to know Wes and Capri already in the first book and
you would miss out on that if you only read the second.
Ms. Rose writing style is different from others I cam
across lately. There were some lines where I was not sure if she was using “slang”
or if there were mistakes in those sentences – so as I am bilingual and far
from a perfect writer I will not comment on this. So when I say the writing was
perfect – which it was – I thereby mean
that the author transported the feeling, she was talking about, to me (the
reader). And I liked the authentic style
of this writing – it felt like something the character could have actually
thought or done at that point. It did not feel like a constructed line – made up
to please the reader.
So I do not mind at all that I did not agree with the
characters on some points of their thinking – like for example I felt that
Kelsie was oversensitive in matters relating to her father. BUT on the other
side, Ms. Rose had a way to show the reader what was going on inside Kelsie’s’
mind so that I could understand where she was coming from – even if I did not
The storyline also feels authentic in both books. The
developing relationships between those four characters seemed real and
believable. In addition, I liked the attention that was paid to so many details
in the development of the leads. Even if the basic plot was kind of heavy there
were even some moments that had me laughing… like in HARD … (hint … Kristen
Stewart halfsy smile?!)
I am not sure which of those 4 characters I liked the
most but somehow I think it was Wes, as he captured my eye from the first book
on. He had so many layers already there that I was really intrigued by him and
very happy to see him leading us into “Truth in watercolors”.
True to the titels I believe the author kind of
carved out very unique characters and I would really like to recommend both
books to all readers that love a well developed romance with a fresh writing
I am looking forward to reading more from this author