Complete four short story serials
"Desert Rose": Nothing matters but keeping her land
Rose Willingham, oldest sister of four, is level-headed and strong. When her uncle dies, leaving a ranch in Arizona to her and her sisters, she has full confidence they can make the ranch into something to be proud of. What she didn't count on was a snake named Logan Pritchard or a handsome neighbor named Zeke McCammon to both have their eyes on Rose and her land.
One wants Rose along with her land, and the other will do anything to possess one or the other.
"Desert Lilly": Rustlers are after her cattle...Lilly Willingham is after them.
The second installment picks up where the first one left off: As Rose Willingham becomes Mrs. McCammon. Lilly, while happy for her sister, fears the family is being split apart. She has her eye on Luke McCammon, one of Zeke's brothers, and wouldn't mind getting hitched to such a handsome man, but she fears giving in means losing her independence.
When rustlers steal some of the Willingham and the McCammon cattle, Lilly and Luke must set aside their strong attraction for one another and focus on the task of retrieving what is stolen.
"Desert Belle": Her love wasn't for sale. Neither was her land.
The Willingham sister saga continues as Belle is propositioned by the man wanting their land. When she goes investigating as to why he would want a woman like her, she discovered a legend that said there was gold on the Rocking W ranch. She asks Jacob McCammon, the man who is quickly stealing her heart, to help her find it. Together, the two run up against men hungry for what they have and must fight for their lives.
"Desert Daisy": With her sisters gone, it was up to her to save the ranch.
While Daisy Willingham is struggling to prove her worth as the youngest Willingham sister and to show her friend, Daniel McCammon, that she is all woman and not a mere girl, she hears rumors of gold buried on her land. Further investigation shows that the man after their land has a treasure map. Daisy and Daniel steal the map and must fight for their lives against a man who will stop at nothing to gain control of what he wants.
Would you consider the audio edition of Flowers of the Desert to be better than the print version?
Audio is always better in my opinion because the listener can multi-task while listening and also it's fun to hear the voices !
Who was your favorite character and why?
Rose is the oldest of the four sisters and is the strong one that keeps the family together. She is the sensible one who still prefers to dress like a lady instead of a cowboy. I could really relate to her as a woman who enjoys taking care of business !
Which scene was your favorite?
I laughed out load when one of the sisters discovered that their new "house" that was left to them by a deceased family member was actually a hole in the ground. The sisters were so shocked by this but then they made the best of it and Rose turned it into a cozy little home.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
An extreme reaction is not exactly required to enjoy this book. Just listening to the funny goings on that the sisters had to endure and living their lives vicariously was a most enjoyable experience. The narrator Stacy Hinkle has an amazing repertoire of voices and she kept me smiling and even had me laughing out loud a few times !
Any additional comments?
I received this book in exchange for an honest review and I am going to request more books in this series so I can hear more about these Four Fantastic Women ! Thanks so much !