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The story went thus, a woman died, Fern the herbalist gardner was accused of her murder. The people of the town especially the mayor and the doctor had an axe to grind against her since the dead woman had ingested some herbs. The Sheriff Gabe saw the truth in Fern’s eyes, and the story moved on to proving her innocence.

My first book by Kat Flannery, the story was easy to read and Fern’s love for her sisters came leaping off the pages especially when one of them was shot. Fern was etched well, I enjoyed the shades of courage and vulnerability in her. She brought out the protective instincts of Gabe pretty well.

The story had its moments of twists with outlaw and slimy men and gun shots, but the core of Fern came shining through. I am no expert in history, but I could feel the atmosphere of a different era while reading the prose, and I liked that the author made Fern and her sisters independent and mature with a more modern outlook. And boy, did they grate the heckles of the townsmen. The womenfolk liked the sisters just fine.

A historical romance of less than 200 pages took me an hour to read. The story had some insta-love happening, but those were difficult times. The author Kat Flannery has written a full story but packed it with the aroma of herbs and plants that our heroine Fern was an expert in. Overall, a fun read!!

I received a free ARC from Laura and author Kat, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. A member of many writing groups including the National Romance Writers of America (RWA), Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. When she’s not busy writing or marketing Kat volunteers her time to other aspiring authors. She’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career and continues to write for blogs and online magazines. A bestselling author, Kat’s books are available all over the world. The BRANDED TRILOGY is Kat’s award-winning series. With seven books published, Kat continues to write two novels a year.





Can one woman heal the heart of a lawman? A gardener who uses plants to heal, Fern Montgomery is an outcast who refuses to be pushed out of town. When her friend is murdered and all fingers point to Fern as the only suspect, she must find a way to prove her innocence while fighting off unwanted feelings for the sheriff. Sheriff Gabe Bennett has his mind set on arresting Sarah Fuller’s killer. But his key suspect isn’t what he expected. He soon realizes there is more to the quiet gardener than he’d first anticipated. As passion blooms, Gabe is forced to face his feelings—and the woman who has stolen his heart.

Publication Date: 4th April 2018

Publisher: Picco Press

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19 Responses

  1. Lovely review, Shalini! I was trying to remember the last time I read historical romance, must have been last century😁 Seriously, sounds like the book has some well-written female characters, strong and independent, something which I find welcome in any book.

  2. This sounds like a terrific read for anyone who enjoys compelling books about the love of family with strong female protagonists. Thank you, Shalini.

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