Where the Wildflowers Grow - Vera Jane Cook

5 Stars!

 Sexual confusion and dysfunction cause the unraveling of the perfect American family in small town Georgia in 1960.
Rose Cassidy's fantasy life is a haunting reminder that she's living a lie. So when she has the opportunity to act on those fantasies, she dives in without any thought to consequences.

Rose's husband, Ryan, has fantasies of his own, and his actions cause unimaginable hurt [pain] to the very children he tries so hard to protect.

When the happiness each member of the Cassidy family seeks so desperately to find is shattered by shame, guilt, and ultimately murder, they must each face the truth that lies deep within their souls.

Vera Jane Cook, writer of Award Winning Women's Fiction, is the author of Dancing Backward in Paradise, The Story of Sassy Sweetwater, Where the Wildflowers Grow and Lies a River Deep. In the paranormal genre, Vera Jane is the author of Annabel Horton, Lost Witch of Salem.  
She is married and lives on the Upper West side of Manhattan with her spouse, her Basenji/Chihuahua mix, Roxie, her chihuahua puppy, Peanut, and her two pussy cats, Sassy and Sweetie Pie. Added to the mix is Carly, an adopted five year old chocolate brown Dachshund.

This book is absolutely gripping. Right from the start you get caught up in this southern saga. This book is so well written with its great character development and excellent descriptions - you almost feel like you are watching a movie, but you might want to close your eyes to parts of it!
There is a lot of sex (but not overly graphic) in this book, but surprisingly, it didn't bother me! It just felt like it needed to be there. This is such a sad, and in a way, disturbing story.  Its a story of sex, lies, and murder in the 1960's (which is when I was born, BTW). 
Can you say "Drama, drama, drama"? That's what this book is about, not a dull moment. There were so many different layers to this story, you just kept peeling and peeling off the layers as you went deeper and deeper into their lives.

This is the second one by Vera Jane Cook I have read now and "The Story of Sassy Sweetwater" was just as good! This author is definitely one I will keep my eye on! I really have to give Vera two thumbs up for writing a story as daring as this one.

Thank you "Virtual Authors Book Tours" for sending me this e-book to read and review!

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  1. I'm reading it at the moment and I'm already loving it; I think I'm enjoying it a little bit more that The story of Sassy, and I liked very mucht that one too!

  2. Sounds excellent. I need to check her out.

  3. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Were the Wildflowers Grow so much! I'm a big fan of Vera Jane Cook now!

  4. I'm reading Sassy at the moment - great review, will definitely add this one!

  5. I haven't read any Vera Jane Cook's but I'd love to try this. Southern saga always fascinates me.


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