Wildflower Heart (The Wildflower House #1) by Grace Greene

Wildflower Heart (The Wildflower House #1)

From the bestselling author of The Memory of Butterflies comes the first in a bittersweet series about love and loss. Kara Hart was scarred by loss—first the loss of her mother and now her husband. She feels broken, with no will to move forward, until her father does the unexpected: he moves to the Virginia countryside to restore an old Victorian mansion. Kara decides to go with him, telling herself that it will only be temporary.The huge house...


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TitleWildflower Heart (The Wildflower House #1)
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Release DateJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction
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Reviews Wildflower Heart (The Wildflower House #1)

  • Susan Peterson
    2018-11-10
    "Neglect wasn't supposed to be beautiful". Those were Kara's thoughts when she discovers a field of wildflowers and to me, was a profound statement in this book of self-discovery. Kara herself had been neglected....by a mother who left her when she was young, by a father who provided for her but was unable to provide emotional support, by a husband who had ceased to love her. The pages of this book are filled with intense feelings, as we watch Ka...
  • Christine Nolfi
    2018-12-15
    Beautifully crafted, Wildflower Heart is an emotionally powerful novel about healing past wounds, and starting over. With the lush Virginia countryside as a backdrop, Greene explores the family secrets of a stoic father and his grieving daughter with heart and authenticityand with surprising twiststhat will have readers turning the pages long into the night. Beautifully crafted, Wildflower Heart is an emotionally powerful novel about healing pa...
  • Noreen
    2018-12-28
    This is a beautifully written story about resilience and strength. The story is filled with disappointment, neglect and loss but also filled with love. The author does such a wonderful job with describing the characters and their personalities. I feel like it was a rollercoaster of emotions. I highly recommend this book and I hope that there is a 2nd book on the next chapter in Kara's life and that Seth maybe included. Thank you to NetGalley and ...
  • Karen McQuestion
    2018-10-27
    I was lucky enough to read an advance copy and I'm going on record as saying that readers are going to love Wildflower Heart. Highly recommended!
  • Vicki
    2018-11-07
    People have a way of developing ideas and beliefs of themselves and others than may not actually be accurate. We wrap ourselves in cocoons that make us believe what we want to believe as true and accurate and do so to keep ourselves safe or so we think, without sometimes having to face the reality of the truth. Kara has been surrounded by tragedy and when a tragic accident takes the life of her husband and unborn child she returns to her one safe...
  • Shalini
    2019-02-25
    This was a book of relationships and loss. Kara lost her mother and then her husband and unborn child. She had support in her father but he was pragmatic till he retired and bought a house away in the countryside. And she discovered the neglected wildflowers. There was a magic in them which uplifted her heart.Grace Greene has written another fabulous book on love and strength. The characters all felt real and so did their pain. I liked how the au...
  • Laurie
    2018-10-29
    This is a beautifully written novel! I was quickly absorbed in the plot, and the wonderful characters!Nothing is perfect not the past, not ourselves, and not our present. This is the basis of this heartwarming story.Kara has been wounded all though her life in many ways, but her resilience is strong.She has survived the loss of many people during her years.One evening, Kara has a life changing collision that changes her world. There is a long roa...
  • Ann Creel
    2018-11-04
    Who would've thought that after tragedy and heartbreak, an old Victorian house and a wildflower field would be just what our heroine needs? In this lovely story, Grace Greene shows us a very real, sympathetic, and flawed character as she begins to overcome her present challenges, including the secrets of the past. Great story and writing with a little romance sprinkled in. You will not be disappointed.
  • Linda Zagon
    2019-01-19
    Lindas Book Obsession Reviews Wildflower Heart by Grace Greene, Lake Union Publishing, January 22, 2019Grace Green, Author of Wildflower Heart has written a compassionate, emotional, intense, intriguing, and creative novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Womens Fiction. The timeline for the story is in the present and past when it pertains to the events or characters in the story. The author describes her characters as complex and comp...
  • Rebecca Hill
    2019-01-14
    Kara Hart has been living with loss her entire life. When her mother walked out one day, never to return, it scarred Kara in ways she could not understand. After the accident which claims the life of her husband, she is back staying with her father and trying to recover some semblance of her life before the accident.But her father has a few surprises up his sleeve as well. He is determined to sell the company he owns, and buy an older home, start...
  • Gabrielle
    2019-01-08
    Kara has experienced heartbreak early in her life. Her mother left when she was 14 with no explanation, and Kara had to accept and move on. Now, on her anniversary, she finds out that her husband is having an affair. Devastated and trying to process, her life is further altered when they are involved in a horrific automobile accident, in which her husband dies. Wildflower Heart is the story of Kara's struggles to overcome two devastating losses a...
  • Christine Moore
    2018-12-29
    Wildflower Heart broke my heart and over the course of the book slowly healed it. Kara isn't new to loss. Her mom walked out on her and her dad when Kara was 14. She marries her college sweetheart and thinks their life is good. On their 6th anniversary, there is an accident that changes Kara's life forever. After she is released from the hospital she goes to her dad's to recover. Her dad surprises her by buying a beautiful house out in the countr...
  • Claudia
    2018-11-14
    Wildflower Heart is a poignant tale, a sentimental journey through the life of Kara Lange Hart. Kara's dad described her as resilient, a characteristic that stood her is good stead during her life's many lows with far too few highs. Kara was a survivor, and each time she got back up after being knocked down, she was better and stronger. Kara learned to see herself, other people, and circumstances for what they were, learning to accept each for th...
  • Sandy
    2018-10-30
    Another awesome book by Grace Greene that will definitely tug on your heart strings. Kara started a life of loss and rejection at a very early age that continued through to her adult years. How does one cope with so much hurt with only the support of her dad, who is definitely more of a businesslike person, very stoic and not very emotional. Yet he is always by her side; seeing her through more loss and betrayal and pain. The wildflowers help to ...
  • Skye Allman
    2019-02-03
    A Slow ReadI had high hopes for this book and I think readers who like a slow pace and a plethora of details will enjoy it. I personally found the conversations awkward and stiff. I was never able to connect to Kara and really feel her emotions; I didnt find her very likable to be honest. Victoria was terrible (which made her believable) but I found her scenes to be cringeworthy. I didnt see much of a build up between Kara and Seth and their roma...
  • Pernette
    2018-11-06
    When Kara was 14 her mother walked out on her and her father and abandoned them. Her father did the best he could but he did not have the emotional makeup to be a good emotional support. Years later Kara is driving one night and there is a horrific accident. Kara again finds herself dependent on her father. Emotionally her father is not there but together they make it. Kara's father retires and they move to a rural area of Virginia. Kara is not a...
  • Linda Zagon
    2019-01-19
    Lindas Book Obsession Reviews Wildflower Heart by Grace Greene, Lake Union Publishing, January 22, 2019Grace Green, Author of Wildflower Heart has written a compassionate, emotional, intense, intriguing, and creative novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Womens Fiction. The timeline for the story is in the present and past when it pertains to the events or characters in the story. The author describes her characters as complex and comp...
  • Amy
    2018-12-27
    This is a beautiful book with a heartfelt emotional story.. it captures your attention from the very beginning!The story flows well which makes it very easy to read! fun and effortless!There's great character development.. I love the chemistry that flows between them!The way the author was able to describe all the details.. how the house looks,the surroundings in their world, to what the character is feeling.. is phenomenal! The author builds a c...
  • Bambi Rathman
    2018-11-01
    Wildflower Heart....a story about Kara and the pieces of her life.... broken, lost, and missing after a devastating admission from her husband and then in the aftermath of a tragedy. Grace Greene used wildflowers to weave a story about a hurting, confused and uncertain woman and how life is like a wildflower. "Wildflowers are tough....wildflowers are fragile.....wildflowers grow where the seeds find themselves.....wildflowers are beautiful for a ...
  • Carol Lance
    2018-11-04
    Grace Greene does it again. You will be pulled into the story of Kara and her father.Wildflower House will make you feel each emotion of the characters. Kara is like a wildflower, she is resilient and strong. Having to overcome many grievances during her young life, Kara must face some difficult obstacles to persevere. With love and understanding of family and friends, a person can face their fears (mentally and physically) to live their dreams.K...
  • Jeanette
    2019-01-22
    Loved the cover of this book, which drew my attention, plus the title had me dreaming of Wildflowers. Enjoyed this story from start to finish. An emotional read. I rarely write what a story is about as i prefer one to read for themselves, but i do recommend. My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers. This is my honest review.
  • Jackie
    2019-01-03
    Grace Greene has done an amazing job once again! I felt all of this characters emotional highs and lows. How when life knocks you down you keep fighting even when all seems lost. I fell in love with all of the characters in this book, So much so I read it in a day! This is a must read for 2019!
  • Jackie
    2019-01-05
    Amazing read from beginning to end! You will fall in love and feel this characters heart breaking journey to find herself and never give up! Grace Greene has once again found a way to make you want more and I'm hoping this is not the end of this story!
  • Linda
    2019-01-30
    This was a beautifully written story of so much love, loss, laughter, grief, friends and the love between a dad and daughter. Kara has already had so much loss in her life when she loses her husband. Though things were not by any means perfect between them, she loved him and losing him was awful. She had a lot to overcome and her dad was right there as always to help. She had trouble walking without a cane after a car accident and wasnt moving on...
  • Debbie Roth
    2019-01-20
    Its been a long time since I read a book that compelled me so strongly to get to the next page as fast as I could. Wildflower Heart is such a book. I started out using Siri to read it aloud, and as time went on, I was reading ahead of Siri on the page, and having to advance the voiceover to catch up with me. After reading almost 50% of the book this way, I finally shut Siri off, effectively firing her as my reader, grabbing the tablet, and readin...
  • Jennifer Ritter
    2019-01-05
    Wildflower Heart is the newest offering from bestselling author Grace Greene. Kara Lange Hart has had a difficult life. Loss has signified change throughout her life from the time her mother left when she was 14 until the current times. At that time her dad, Henry Lange, had been stalwart in his support and care for Kara, but never emotionally engaging. She will learn why that is as time goes by.Kara leaves home for college where she studies econ...
  • Jennifer Ritter
    2019-01-05
    Wildflower Heart is the newest offering from bestselling author Grace Greene. Kara Lange Hart has had a difficult life. Loss has signified change throughout her life from the time her mother left when she was 14 until the current times. At that time her dad, Henry Lange, had been stalwart in his support and care for Kara, but never emotionally engaging. She will learn why that is as time goes by.Kara leaves home for college where she studies econ...
  • Tammy
    2019-09-14
    This is a sweet book! I love how Grace Greene describes things! I feel like I am physically in the scene she is describing. The character, Kara, has suffered more than her fair share of hardships in her life. Her one constant has been her dad, Henry. What Henry lacks in intimacy and being emotionally there, he more than makes up for by being physically present for Kara. Kara knows he loves her, even though it is hard for him to express his feelin...
  • Carol
    2018-12-31
    Wildflower Heart is a beautifully written emotional and heart wrenching story. Kara's had more than her share of life's tragedy's. Just when she gets back on her feet, another tragedy knocks her back down. With her fathers stoic love and Kara's strength and resilience, she moves with her father to a rundown house with a beautiful field of wildflowers. Both Kara and her father have secrets that both are afraid to reveal. The quirky neighbors help ...