Out of the Blue Bouquet
by Amanda Tru
Series: Out of the Blue Bouquet #5
Published by Walker Hammond Publishers
Publication Date November 8, 2107
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adult
When Brooke is left in charge of Crossroads Floral, she accidentally sends the flower deliveries to the wrong people. Unfortunately, some of those wrong people include all of the ex-girlfriends of the most eligible bachelor in town. Are Brooke’s mistakes a complete disaster, or can there be something beautiful in an out-of-the-blue bouquet?
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This story is the final one in the Out of the Blue Bouquet collection. It ties all the others together and explains how the various mix-ups occurred. Disaster follows disaster occur when Brooke is left in charge of the flower shop, but the problems aren’t really all her fault. Yet she graciously accepts all responsibility without even hinting that the owner’s granddaughter played a rather large role in what could have been considered a comedy of errors if it was at all funny.
This is the tale of a woman who has always felt that she couldn’t measure up to her six, highly successful older siblings. As Brooke watches her world fall apart after that fateful day when she was left in charge of the flower shop, her thoughts are mostly on others and not herself.
I loved that the story was told exclusively from Brooke’s perspective. The writing allowed me to experience Brooke’s emotions.
The Sovereignty of God was a theme in this book, though it was not presented in that way. The way He worked the seemingly bad things that happened for good was touching and a great reminder of that promise, even though the events of the book were not specifically presented in light of that verse in Romans 8:28.
Some favorite quotes from the book are:
Each impact only sent the cup in another cartwheel that spewed the coffee out like the blades of a fan.
With the way his eyes sparkled as they crinkled just a bit and his teeth flashed a quick hello to a set of deep dimples,