Like A Flower In Bloom Review

I have read several of Siri Mitchell's books, and I have to say, I love how well-researched her historical fiction is!  "Like A Flower In Bloom" was no exception.  This book follows the story of Charlotte Withersby, a young lady who aspires to be a botanist, as her uncle and father decide it is time for her to put botany aside and find a husband.  Mr Trimble takes over as botany assistant to her father, and she soon concocts a plan, along with a new friend, to get rid of Mr. Trimble.

This book was set in an era a couple generations from Jane Austen, but to me it has that same sort of feel as on of Jane Austen's books as we follow Miss Withersby as she enters "society" in England.  I also loved the romantic maneuvering and human nature angles that Mitchell included in this story.

Although I found myself getting irritated at Miss Withersby's arrogance at times (maybe she was just supposed to be naive, but her character also seemed a bit arrogant to me), I still thought she was pretty lovable.  I wish that through the story she had recognized that maybe she doesn't know best about everything, but I still thought the ending was satisfying.

I found myself laughing throughout the book, and I think it was a very enjoyable read!  If you like historical fiction or Jane-Austen-esque fiction, be sure to check this one out!

Note: I received a copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
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Heather @ Simple Wives said...

I've heard a lot of folks recommend this book. I'll have to check it out soon!

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