Review: ‘Where The Last Rose Blooms’ (Heirloom Secrets 3) by Ashley Clark

About The Book
“Tender and true, this novel draws you in from the first page.”–SUSAN MEISSNER, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

Alice runs a New Orleans flower shop alongside her aunt, but thoughts of her mother, who went missing during Hurricane Katrina, are never far from her mind. After getting off on the wrong foot with a handsome yet irritating man who comes to her shop, Alice soon realizes their worlds overlap–and the answers they both seek can be found in the same place.

In 1861 Charleston, Clara is known to be a rule follower–but the war has changed her. Unbeknownst to her father, who is heavily involved with the Confederacy, she is an abolitionist and is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause. With assistance from a dashing Union spy, she attempts to help an enslaved woman reunite with her daughter. But things go very wrong when Clara agrees to aid the Northern cause by ferrying secret information about her father’s associates.

Faced with the unknown, both women will have to dig deep to let their courage bloom.

Praise for Heirloom Secrets

“Readers will be enchanted by Ashley’s authentic portrayal of Charleston and its rich history and beautiful charm.”–AMANDA DYKES, author of the 2020 Christy Book of the Year, Whose Waves These Are

“This book moves seamlessly between timelines, stitching together a story of love, hope, and courage amidst prejudice and loss.”
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About Ashley Clark
Ashley Clark writes romance with southern grace. She’s dreamed of being a writer ever since the thumbprint-cookie-days of library story hour. Ashley has an M.A. in English and enjoys teaching literature courses as an adjunct. She’s an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not writing, Ashley’s usually busy rescuing stray animals and finding charming new towns.
My Rating: 5 Stars!

‘What if God held it against her that she was questioning, doubting where He might be?’

How do I begin? Ashley Clark’s ‘Heirloom secrets’ series has been so very precious to read. Told in split time, this one manages to fill your heart up so much. From the Civil War to the present day, these characters, with their troubles, joys, and heartbreaks, have become my friends. Their lives all intertwine in some way and it is so great to see how it progresses. They endure so much at times, but they also find great peace. I was captivated by the stories in each time period and Clark includes a wonderfully precious spiritual theme that will impact your heart greatly. It seriously blessed me. Well done!

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers via the Net Galley platform. The opinion in this review is my own.

Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: February 1, 2022
Length: 296 pages
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