Wildflower is a book that I've been working on for a long time, such joy to see it published. Wildflower is set in the very heart of Sedona Arizona, It’s a delightful read about a teenage girl and her aunt opening a coffee shop in Sedona and how their life's turned upside down when they meet a billionaire and his daughter.
In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney—a teenaged Army orphan—discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother’s sister Blanche and Blanche’s abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City’s most prominent widower and business magnate. Unknowingly, the girls’ antics awaken Blanche’s lost and suppressed passions and stirs Max’s long-thwarted drive to build a loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read.
How did I came up with this Idea? My Grandma had a sandwich shop called The Sandwich Basket long before I was born. While I was growing up she use to tell me stories about her times at her sandwich shop and the people whom use to come on a daily bases. I always thought it would be a great story to turn into a novel, just add romance with a sexy billionaire to it! ;)
Why Sedona Arizona? I had a summer home there as a teen and feel head over heels in love with the city of Sedona and what they had to offer. I soon saw my characters fitting in just right in Sedona.
Wildflower book tour starts on May 19, 2014! J