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Wildflower by Alexandra Forry
In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney—a teenaged Army orphan—discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother’s sister Blanche and Blanche’s abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City’s most prominent widower and business magnate. Unknowingly, the girls’ antics awaken Blanche’s lost and suppressed passions and stirs Max’s long-thwarted drive to build a loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read
Sedona, Arizona as the Setting for Wildflower
Hello, I’m Alexandra Forry author of Wildflower, and for this Guest post today I’m going to tell how I wound up picking Sedona Arizona out of the billons of small towns and cities in the USA. For starters I love to write about places that I’ve been because when I write the scenes in my story it makes it easier to imagine because it’s like going back to some of my favorite spots when I’m writing.
So why did I pick Sedona to set Wildflower in? While I was a teenage my family’s summer home was in Sedona, I spent a summer there getting to know the town of Sedona and what it had to offer. I always thought the town was great to set my book in, all kinds of people from all over the world come to see the stunning Red Rocks and the vortexes that are around the town. Sedona had something to it that I can’t explain on paper, one who has been there would know what I am trying to say.
Sedona has all kinds of people living there, movie stars, billionaires, and such to a normal Joe. Since my story calls for that kind of lifestyle. Also it’s very artiest, that I’m planning to explore in later wildflower novels.
I just could see a Coffee shop owned by someone in a high end shopping center. Whenever I go there I get a lot of my ideas for my book that I have to take a day pull out my laptop and write. Some of my best scenes in Wildflower were written right in Sedona.
I want to thank Kinky Vanilla Romance for the honor of having me and my book Wildflower on this blog today. If you have any questions or comments, I will be happy to answer.
“Why don’t we open a business? Like a simple sandwich and coffee shop,” Sydney announced with a glimmer of hope in her eyes.
“A sandwich shop?” Blanche asked, looking surprised and a bit taken aback.
“Yeah, why not?”
While Sydney waited for an answer, Blanche just looked at her, dumbfounded
“Sydney, I would love to open a sandwich shop, but it takes a lot of money--money that we just don’t have.”
“Oh please, Aunt Blanche! I bet you can get a loan from the bank. It will be exciting!” Sydney pleaded.
“I don’t think that your uncle will approve. Sydney I love your idea, truly do! I was taken aback at first, because it has always been a dream of mine to open a little shop of some kind on Main Street,” Blanche said wistfully. ”It costs a lot of money to open up a business, besides I have an offer for a job in Prescott.”
“Pooh on Uncle Dean, and turn down that job. For me, please? You can ask Annette how to open a business--she will know, since she owns her own business.” Sydney said begging her aunt.
“I will think about it, okay, Sydney?” Blanche said making her way to her closet and picking out a dress.
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