Wildflower Hill: a novel (Touchstone Books/A Simon & Schuster Trade Paperback; August 23, 2011) is a story, by Kimberley Freeman (aka Kim Wilkins), about two women, a few decades and a half a world apart, who share a legacy of secrets, heartbreak, courage and love.
Here is the synopsis from the back cover of Wildflower Hill:
Spanning three generations and half the world, Wildflower Hill is a sweeping, romantic and compelling story of two women who share a legacy of secrets, heartbreak, courage and love.
Emma, a prima ballerina in London, is at a crossroads after an injured knee ruins her career. Forced to rest and take stock of her life, she finds that she's mistaken fame and achievement for love and fulfillment. Returning home to Australia, she learns of her grandmother Beattie's death and a strange inheritance: a sheep station in isolated rural Australia. Certain she has been saddled with an irritating burden, Emma prepares to leave for Wildflower Hill to sell the estate.
Beattie also found herself at a crossroads as a young woman, but she was pregnant and unwed. She eventually found success--but only after following an unconventional path that was often dangerous and heartbreaking. Beattie knew the lessons she learned in life would be important to Emma one day, and she wanted to make sure Emma's heart remained open to love, no matter what life brought. She knew the magic of the Australian wilderness would show Emma the way.
Wildflower Hill is a compelling, atmospheric, and romantic novel about taking risks, starting again, and believing in yourself. It's about finding out what your really want and discovering that the answer might be not at all what you'd expect.
I truly enjoyed reading Wildflower Hill. It may have been 524 pages but it read quickly plus the author writes in a way the makes you want to keep reading to find out more. Emma and Beattie are both strong and very relate-able characters. I could easily see myself picking this book back up and reading it again in the future--I liked it that much.
I definitely recommend Wildflower Hill to anyone who enjoys a well-written, uplifting novel! It will be available in bookstores everywhere on August 23, 2011.
Thank you to Simon and Schuster for my sample used in this review, opinions are honest review by Michelle.
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