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Flora's Wish Review

Title:  Flora’s Wish
Author:  Kathleen Y’Barro
Pages:  368
Year:  2013
Publisher:  Harvest House Publishers
                All Flora wants is a happily ever after for herself.  This happily ever after means she gets to marry a man she loves, not one she has to marry to save the family home and land.  Right now, it doesn’t look like she will get her happily ever after.  Due to a provision in her grandfather’s will, she must marry and produce an heir before her cousin turns 30 or he will inherit the family home and land.  Her cousin has turned 28, and Flora is running out of time.  She must marry someone soon to keep the homestead in her family and provide a place for herself and disabled sister to live.  If her cousin inherits, he will sell the home, leaving her and her sister homeless.  She has been engaged four times, but before a wedding can take place, each of her fiancés dies, earning her the nickname Fatal Flora.  She has been the subject of Natchez gossip for months, but due to her formidable grandmother, still finds herself in good social standing.
                Flora has found fiancé number five, Will Tucker, has arranged a date and place for a quick marriage, and the groom has agreed to the conditions set forth in a legal document detailing his compensation and her expectations of him.  Now, if only the groom would show up.  He does show up, but two weeks late.  Flora is on the verge of returning home with her grandmother in tow.  She has captured the attention of a Pinkerton agent and is now in his personal custody.  The Pinkerton agent, Lucas McMinn, thinks Flora is in collusion with her fiancé, a thief.  Flora believes him innocent until proven guilty and doggedly defends him.  Lucas is determined he is guilty and to bring him to justice.  What follows are various events and situations leading up to the climax of the story.  Along the way Flora and Lucas fall in love with each other.  Will they admit their love for one another before Flora marries Will?  Who is Will Tucker really?  A thief?  A detective for the railroad?
                This is an average story that is a bit too long and drags along in places.  The story idea is a good one, and there is some witty dialogue between the two main characters.  Overall, the tale is worth reading, and I would read more books by this author.
                My rating is 3 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at
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