Winter in Full Bloom

August 28th, 2013. Filed under: This & That.

Winter in Full Bloom


By Anita Higman

Lily 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 for decades—Lily has an identical twin sister who was put up for adoption when they were just babies.

Without looking back, Lily—with her fear of flying—boards a jumbo jet and embarks on a quest to find her sister which leads half way around the world to Melbourne, Australia. Befriended by imprudent Ausie, he might prove to be the key to finding her sister. But her journey becomes a circle that leads her back home to attempt a family reunion and to find the one dream she no longer imagined possible-the chance to fall in love again.


Lily comes from a very dysfunctional home. She hadn’t seen her mother for ten years when Iris decides to drop a bombshell on her.

It seems she really didn’t know much about her mother or even herself. This sends her on a panicked flight to Australia to attempt to solve the mystery that had become her life.

A handsome stranger, Marcus, helps Lily find the missing pieces to her life. Yes, there’s a love story of more than one kind in this book.

Everyone ends up in Texas, still trying to find all the pieces to her mother’s surprise bombshell. Along the way Marcus, too, finds a bit of a surprise.

I won’t tell you how this ends. Just know that all the flowers in this book come up smelling like a rose. This is the first book I’ve read by Ms Higman, but it certainly won’t be the last.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***

AHigman-174  Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has over thirty books published (several coauthored) for adults and children. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA degree, combining speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, exotic teas, and brunch with her friends.

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