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Winter in Full Bloom

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Look Inside  the book or  Purchase  it  HERE I can’t start this review without first mentioning the gorgeous cover of Winter in Full Bloom ! Cover art is, in my opinion, one of the most important aspects of marketing a book. I DO judge a book by its cover—initially. That’s what makes me pick it up and read the blurb to see if the story will interest me. With that said, I must say the story did not disappoint. I found it charming, entertaining, unpredictable, and fulfilling. The characters are well fleshed-out, and the first person account wasn’t flat or limiting. Anita Higman tells a full story that left me rewarded, and yearning to read more of her work. Lily Winter, a widow and recent empty nester, finds out a shocking secret her mother has kept from her for over three decades, and travels to Australia in search of answers. She is a likable main character and I was able to get into her head. Her relationship with her distant mother is potent and it doesn’t take effort