Winter in Full Bloom

Winter in Full Bloom Embark on a flight with Lily as she faces her secret fear and lands in the precise spot that God intended all along Lily s life changes in a heartbeat when a fiery confrontation with her mother uncove

  • Title: Winter in Full Bloom
  • Author: Anita Higman
  • ISBN: 9780802405807
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Embark on a flight with Lily as she faces her secret fear and lands in the precise spot that God intended all along.Lily s life changes in a heartbeat when a fiery confrontation with her mother uncovers a mystery about her totally dysfunctional family, sending Lily on a panicky flight around the world to get answers.But she gets than she expected in Melbourne when a sEmbark on a flight with Lily as she faces her secret fear and lands in the precise spot that God intended all along.Lily s life changes in a heartbeat when a fiery confrontation with her mother uncovers a mystery about her totally dysfunctional family, sending Lily on a panicky flight around the world to get answers.But she gets than she expected in Melbourne when a serendipitous meeting sparks a friendship with a man who is than just another brazen Aussie She discovers that he might hold the key to her past Lily hopes her homecoming will lead to a long awaited reconciliation with her mother then again, it might just crush the one dream she no longer imagined possible the chance to fall in love again.

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    1. This book was amazing. It took me on a wild ride with emotional highs and lows. The story could have been dark had the author not inserted a lot of healing into the story. She did a great job of showing that people need each other and families need communication and closeness. When those relationships rupture due to an inability to forgive, it hurts everyone. The dialog was witty and at times downright precious. The use of Aussie slang made it even more fun. I absolutely adored Marcus. He was a [...]

    2. I really liked parts of this, and it was partly set in Melbourne with recognisable places, which was great. However I felt the author’s characterisation of Australians and especially the language was too exaggerated. (Or is that how all of us actually sound to Americans? I truly hope not!!)I loved the way the author covered various themes such as trust and forgiveness, although sometimes the characters felt a bit too good to be true. It felt like they came to realise where they were going wron [...]

    3. A Great Read You Won’t Forget!This book is one of the best fiction books I have ever read. Why? I could completely relate to a lot that went on in this book. Wow, my emotions really ran high. I relived parts of my life all over again. Good, not so good, and bad.There are lives that are broken, full of secrets, and very dysfunctional. This book offers hope, forgiveness, faith, and redemption.Winter In Full Bloom is a book that you can’t let go of. I found that as I went about my daily tasks I [...]

    4. Recently, an author friend casually asked me if I “had read any good romances lately?” Still under the rosy influence of just finishing “Winter in Bloom” by Anita Higman, I promptly recommended my friend read this book. Asked what I liked about the story, I replied “everything…it was absolutely awesome!” In fact, Ms Higman’s story is my current favorite.The book’s lovely cover implied to me that it was a good read – and I felt lured to follow the cover’s character down the [...]

    5. Several of the books I've read this year, (Meg Moseley’s Gone South, Jenny B. Jones’ There You’ll Find Me, Becky Wade’s Undeniably Yours and Carla Laureano's Five Days in Skye to be specific!) have really shaken up my stance on contemporary Christian fiction. To be honest, I usually find contemporary novels sort of “meh,” lacking distinction in a sea of similar novels and with no pretty dresses or dashing heroes that typically feature in historical novels.Winter in Full Bloom tipped [...]

    6. Lily Winter embarks on a journey to the other side of the world in search of the sister she has never known. An embittered woman, Lily's mother has kept this secret for decades. Lily's only daughter has left for college and her husband is deceased, so Lily takes this time in her life to connect the missing pieces in her past. Panic envelops Lily as her fear of flying overwhelms her, but the flight to Australia is her only hope in finding her twin sister, Camille. Seeking solace in the botanical [...]

    7. I am not going to go into plot details in my review, there are plenty of reviews that do it. I am just going to write about my thoughts and impressions from this book. Well, how do I put it nicely? I was extremely bored and there were quite a few moments in the book where I was rolling my eyes at the plot development. It just did not seem believable at all!! I was attracted by the story, but the writing style and the story development seemed amateurish at best. How do you meet a wonderful man on [...]

    8. I received this book in the mail yesterday and I finished it last night. It was such a magnificent story of resilience, redemption, repentance, and finally forgiveness. Most of us have experienced some sort of conflict within our families but Lily has more than her fair share to handle. Camille and Lily's newfound Aussie friend have also had far too much heartache in family relationships. It is my husband's lifelong dream to visit Australia since his father served there in World War IIAnita Higm [...]

    9. My ThoughtsI like when a book surprises me, and this is one that did. I did not realized when I picked this up that is was a Christian based story. This has a very nice message about faith. Lily’s life is not without struggles and I like how she used her beliefs to help her get through them. This is definitely a heart-warming, feel good tale. The author does not overwhelm us with the religious aspect of it, but nicely interweaves that part throughout the story. Sometimes, I just want an uplift [...]

    10. Winter in Full BloomBy: Anita HigmanI really loved this story from beginning to the end. I would rate it a 5 star. Lily the main character has had a very rough life from childhood of not being loved to a cheating husband who died. Lily finds out she has a identical twin who was given away. Lily is on the search for her which takes her to Australia. Lily finds more in Australia then what she was looking for. The story made me laugh and it made me cry. This story is of love and forgiveness. I woul [...]

    11. This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. I'm so glad to have discovered Anita Higman through this book!Full review on i blog 4 books: iblog4books/2013/Full review on : amazon/review/RE07YK0U

    12. 3.5 StarsI have read a lot of Anita Higman's books, and you can suffice it to say that if she wrote a book, you are going to want to read it and you'll love it. Her books are excellent! They are beautifully written and I would pick any Anita Higman book up in a second, and this NEW one is no different!With this being Christian Fiction, and what I love about Anita Higman's writing in this genre is the religion is not forced down your throat like it can be sometimes. It is very beautiful the way t [...]

    13. Winter In Full Bloom is a wonderful story that delves into the intricate facets of family relationships: from long held secrets to strained relationships, Lily Winter embarks on a journey to find a way to mend the family bonds with love, forgiveness, acceptance, faith, hope and redemption.Written in the first person narrative and set between Houston, Texas and Melbourne, Australia, author Anita Higman weaves an inspirational tale that captivates the reader's attention from the start as they foll [...]

    14. I will admit that I was a little nervous to begin reading Winter in Full Bloom because I knew that the main character was a widow, entering a new stage of life. Lily’s only daughter has gone off to college and she is feeling a little lonely with her “empty nest”. I was afraid that I would be very sad about Lily’s husband’s death and her loneliness. However, I discovered that the book really is not about those feelings in that way. It is so very good and packed with so much!When the boo [...]

    15. I could only read the first five chapters of this book. The "heroine" spent most of those chapters crying, or, when she wasn't crying, having panic attacks or in some other kind of emotional distress. With lots of detail about her symptoms of sorrow and distress. Her conversation with her mother where she learns about her sister is bizarre and our heroine cries some more. When a man stops to talk to her while she is crying (yet again) on a park bench in Melbourne she is rude and grumpy to him. I [...]

    16. This book took a lot of time and patience to get through. And I mean that in a good way. It is a normal size novel but what is inside will drain you and then strengthen and encourage you. I can't even begin to share what I got out of Winter in Full Bloom but I will give you just a glimpse of what made me love it so much, enough to put it on my keeper shelf.You start the book and immediately meet a little cutie who is helping a woman, Lily Winters, get through her fear of flying. In a very unique [...]

    17. Has a conversation ever left you so bewildered by the information you are given, that you are determined to dig deeper for answers, no matter what? Lily found herself in that very state of mind. A conversation with her mother sends her on her plight across the world for those answers. Soon after arriving in Australia, Lily develops a unique friendship with a peculiar, yet handsome man who may be able to help her on her quest. Is she willing to bare the details of her dysfunctional family to a st [...]

    18. I am not one for contemporary romances. However, on occasion I read one that truly takes me by surprise. I was absolutely mesmerized by this book from page one, and I can only hope that this is not the last I will read of these amazing characters! Anita Higman is a masterful storyteller, and she fearlessly goes where many Christian authors may fear to tread. She deals with atheism, loss of faith, and dysfunctional families. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have lived almost half o [...]

    19. Title: WINTER IN FULL BLOOM Author: Anita HigmanPublisher: River NorthJuly 2013ISBN: 978-0-8024-0580-7Genre: ContemporaryLily Winter's wings are folded so tightly around her daughter that when empty nest arrives, she feels she can no longer fly. But Lily's lonely, widowed life changes in a heartbeat when she goes to visit a woman who is almost a stranger to her-a woman who also happens to be her mother. During their fiery reunion, her mother reveals a dark family secret that she'd been hiding fo [...]

    20. Loved! Adored! Must read it again! Did I mention I loved Winter in Full Bloom? Higman is one of those authors that’s words enrapture you and make you want to BE in their story.Lily isn’t necessarily an enviable character with a dead husband, mommy issues and empty nest syndrome. And yet by the end of the story I adored her and wished I was in her shoes! She is such an endearing character with her unfounded insecurities that make her admirable and her open heart that make her vulnerable.When [...]

    21. Winter in Full Bloom by Anita Higman is a story about how Lily Winter learns to let go of her fears and hurts and experiences living. Lily is bored with her life now that her daughter has left and she becomes an empty nester. But boredom is not what is finds when she visits her mother and learns of a deep dark secret that eventually leads Lily to Austria. In Austria she finds her sister Camille and falls in love with Marcus.You will fall in love with the characters and laugh and cry with them. I [...]

    22. Hands down, this was my favorite book so far by Anita Higman. It was dark and emotional at times, but completely held my interest from start to finish. I was immediately drawn into the story and captivated by the complex relationships. (Not to mention, the cover is absolutely breath taking!)So many dynamics are wrapped into this one story. Readers encounter mother/daughter conflict, sibling conflict, personal reflection and struggle, romance and faith. I devoured this book and could not wait to [...]

    23. Enchanting!A hero I've quite fallen for and a romance to dream ofA story with depth and increasing complexity.I found Ms Higman's surprise plot twists reminiscent of Kate Morton's - always another layer to be revealed - just when you think you're on sure ground. Fascinating.A story of loss, courage, women, sisterhood,and families - their conflicts, struggles, frustrations and ultimately their worth. A story of redemption.Releasing this month - Definitely recommended.

    24. It was ok. It was just ok. Seriously, it was really a waste of reading time, but since I didn't have anything else to read, at least it was something. It wasn't too terrible, but the plot was cheesy. And it even had moments of being well-written, but then you would turn the corner and there would be an awful bit of dialogue. Yeesh. I wanted to like it -- I really did. But that did not work out so great for me.

    25. After a couple minutes of getting use to this author I really had a hard time not reading this book straight through. Lots of mystery into human relationships. I'm thinking book two would be good. Curious to see where Camille ends up. Good way to show how our imperfections and ways are not God's ways and how he works in lives.

    26. "Winter in Full Bloom" is a beautiful relationship drama, one that I can highly recommend.Full review:booksmusicandlife

    27. This book has been on my "to read" shelf since forever. So when I found it at a local library book sale I picked it up. And it sat in my book basket for a very long time. Now that I have completed my time spent in Lily Winter's world I can't say she will stay in my memory. The theme however certainly will. Here you'll find life, families, dysfunction, changes, redemption, forgiveness and more. It is about fragmented people finding within themselves the courage to make changes. And in doing so, c [...]

    28. I’m thankful for the review copy I received from The Book Club Network that introduced me to Anita Higman’s writing. This author explores the complexity of family dysfunction, built up anger, reconciliation, receiving forgiveness, learning to trust, waiting for the right time to love again. In the beginning Lily says, “…thinking of mother’s notorious secret and a life time of deception. The smarmy residue from being in her house stole over me like dark slithering fog. Soon that day – [...]

    29. Anita Higman in her new book “Winter In Full Bloom” published by River North takes us into the life of Lily Winter.From the back cover: Embark on a flight with Lily as she faces her secret fear and lands in the precise spot that God intended all along.Lily’s life changes in a heartbeat when a fiery confrontation with her mother uncovers a mystery about her totally dysfunctional family, sending Lily on a panicky flight around the world to get answers. But she gets more than she expected in [...]

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