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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Delia Parr Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Laurel Wreath and Aspen Gold Award winner, CBA best-selling author Delia Parr is acclaimed for her enthralling historical romances. In Love's First Bloom, Ruth Livingston's life changes drastically in 1835. When her father - a New York City pastor - is accused of murdering prostitute Rosalie Peale, Ruth flees with Rosalie's daughter to a New Jersey village. There Ruth lives quietly as Widow Malloy. But when brash newspaper reporter Asher Tripp arrives, Ruth fears the newsman may discover her secret.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jennifer | 12/24/2013

    " I liked it but I just couldn't completely suspend belief. I am not a demanding reader in my need for realism but this one stretched too far. Cute but unbelievable to a distracting degree. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jodie | 12/21/2013

    " Love's First Bloom by Delia Parr is is my first book by this author that I have read. Ruth's father, Reverend Livingstone a man determined to reach the wayward, is falsely accused of murdering a prostitute in a brothel house. Ruth is then sent to live with a couple, the Garners, in his group of followers for her protection along with the daughter of the murdered prostitute. Waiting for her father's trial to end so she can return to her father, a tragedy occurs that forces her to stay in Tom's River longer than planned. Living under the guise of being a widower with a small child and needing a place for serenity she finds a perfect place to grow a garden, except for the fact Jake Spencer lives there. In print Jake goes by Ashton Tripp, the reporter who made an egregious mistake in a newspaper article two years earlier by supporting a con-artist who tricked many out of lots of hard-earned money. Now, given the ultimatum of finding the preacher's daughter or having to sell his share of the newspaper, can he stick to his reporter duties and be unscrupulous in his reporting of her whereabouts or will love cloud his mind and lead him in another direction. Wow, this book really took me a while to read. I enjoyed the characters and the story, I just felt like I couldn't get into the book. It seemed at some points to be a bit far-fetched and at some points very confusing. I also felt like it jumped to some conclusions without giving much detail about them. In my lowly opinion though Ms. Parr writes a story with some gripping twists and turns, I just felt like the story was missing something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Valerie | 12/15/2013

    " Wasn't my favorite, by a long shot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ruth Krauszer | 8/5/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The author was very good. "

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About the Author

Delia Parr, pen name for Mary Lechleidner, is the author of about a dozen historical novels and the winner of several awards, including the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for Best Inspirational Book. She is a full-time high school teacher who spends her summer vacations writing and kayaking. The mother of three grown children, she lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.