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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
Sweet Blooms by Dean Hodel is a simple but interesting love story. The story is about Victoria Turner. She left her small town in order to pursue her dream career. When something goes wrong at her job, she returns to her home town, heartbroken and in disbelief that things have so drastically changed. There is now a man named Mark Seiman who is helping out in her grandparents’ bakery. They try to fight their attraction to each other and focus on helping in the bakery, but things keep getting in the way.
I enjoyed reading Sweet Blooms. The story was short, yet sweet. I did wish that Hodel had included a little more detail in the events that occurred. However, I was still left satisfied with the ending. I liked that Victoria was an independent female. She was stronger than she realized. I loved that Victoria’s grandma was a rock and controlled her emotions. I was expecting the grandma to say more or show some sign of weakness, but she never did. I wish that she was my grandma! Mark was a bit of a mystery. I liked him, but felt he still had more to reveal. The story itself is short and events happen rather quickly. The romance also occurred rather quickly. I was expecting more issues with the couple. I was surprised when the story was over, and I was left with the feeling of wanting more! Overall, I enjoyed this story. I would definitely like to read more of Hodel’s work in the future.