About Desert Flower
Bodies have a canny way of finding Samantha Jean Haggert--the first, the dead body of her mama; the second, a naked man in the middle of the Arizona desert. For Sam, dealing with one dead body in her lifetime was more than unfair. Two is downright cruel.
Seven years after running from West Virginia, Sam's now a young woman of nineteen, trying to put the pieces of her life together with the help of her family—Jacob, Boone, and Laura. But the naked man in the desert spirals her world out of control, resurrecting past hurts and revealing old secrets. It also pits against one another the two men who vie for her heart: Carson, her friend, her first kiss, and the one man who knows everything about her past and loves her despite it; and Turner, the stranger who knows nothing, but who excites and frustrates her all at once.
When bad choices made as a child lead to more bad choices as a young adult, Sam finds herself at a crossroads, forced to face her demons head-on if she plans to have any future at all—with Carson, with Turner, or with anyone. But fixing the wrongs of the past takes time, and learning to forgive one's self is damn near impossible.
Stephanie's Review of Desert Flower
After reading and enjoying Desert Rice, by Angela Scott, I couldn’t help but jump at the opportunity to review the sequel, Desert Flower. While I usually sway towards romance books, I can’t help but be a huge fan of author Angela Scott, along with little Sam and Jacob.
Desert Flower picks up 7 years later from where Desert Rice left off. As with the first book in the series, Desert Flower is a heart-wrenching roller coaster full of ups and downs. The only difference is that now, little Sam is all grown up. At just 19, she faces more trials and tragedy, and yet- another dead body unexpectedly and unnerving. After all, riding through the desert no one expects to stumble upon what she does. I mean really, no one expects to encounter their 2nd homicide in less than 8 years…
If finding another body isn’t enough, she has to live her life knowing how her mother truly died, knowing that her brother, Jacob, has a child that he knows nothing about, and now, her own love life hangs by a thread. I’ll stop there before I have to issue a spoiler alert, but you get the point.
Once again, author Angela Scott does a great job of keeping you on the edge with your own heart dangling on the line while reading about the Haggert’s. The characters are all so real, the scenarios so realistic, and the way the story is written- you can put yourself right there- center stage. One of those books where when the character cries, you cry. When the character is happy, you find yourself smiling as you turn the pages. Truly heartfelt and captivating to say the least!
Desert Flower carried on the great suspense as expected from author Angela Scott and Desert Rice. Another great read and another well-deserved 5 stars!
Where to Buy Desert Rice and Desert Flower
Desert Rice and Desert Flower are both available in paperback and ebook formats at various book stores online.
About Author Angela Scott
I hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I'm not crazy. I'm an author. For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West--and loving it. My zombies don't sparkle, and they definitely don't cuddle. At least, I wouldn't suggest it.
I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn't require math. I can't spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.
As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I've been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I've pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.
You can find me at my website, where I blog obsessively about my writing process and post updates on my current works. I'm also on Twitter and Facebook, but be forewarned, I tweet and post more than a normal person.
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