Wishing On Buttercups by Miralee Ferrell – Review & Giveaway

Wishing On Buttercups

Wishing On Buttercups – Book Review

Some of us are so scarred from our pasts, we carry hidden wounds deep inside of us. Others are deeply wounded both inside and out. These people mask their internal pain but find their external scars harder to hide.

And then there are those like Beth Roberts – also known as Elizabeth Corwin in certain circles – who must deal with the impact of both emotional and physical wounding in their lives.

Beth is a talented young illustrator who is leading somewhat of a double life. Beth is torn between trying to escape from the fleeting memories of a painful past while simultaneously trying to make sense of it all. As a result, she has trouble trusting those around her.

Beth is a woman with secrets – secrets she is intent on keeping hidden.

Jeffrey Tucker is a young man who has left his family behind to follow his dreams. He wants nothing more than to become a writer – and he’s determined to make it on his own.

He’s curious… inquisitive… the kind of guy who can’t help but notice what’s happening in the lives of those around him… especially those who catch his eye.

Although he has no intentions of being drawn into the affairs of another person, Jeffrey cannot help but be intrigued by – and attracted to – Beth.

As fate would have it, however, Beth wants nothing to do with Jeffrey because – unbeknownst to him – Jeffrey threatens the facade she has worked so hard to create and maintain.

What happens when circumstances draw Beth and Jeffrey together and they find their lives increasingly intertwined? Will threatening strangers and people from their pasts draw them together – or pull them apart?

Wishing On Buttercups by Miralee Ferrell is the second book in the Love Blossoms In Oregon series – and it’s a book that you won’t want to miss!

You can delve right into the story if you like – but if you love Historical Fiction and Westerns are your thing, I recommend you start with Blowing On Dandelions – the first book in the series. That way, you’ll feel like you already know several of the characters when you settle down to read this book!

Miralee is a talented story-teller whose prose draws you into Wishing on Buttercups right from the start. In places, I found myself so involved with the characters, I felt like cheering for the good guys – and booing the bad guys – just as if I were in the theater, watching the story on the big screen!

I loved Wishing On Buttercups and rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

About Miralee Ferrell

Miralee Ferrell

Miralee Ferrell is a woman of many accomplishments. She’s an award-winning author of Western fiction; a speaker; an accredited counselor; and a ACFW chapter president!

Miralee has published eight books since she began writing in 2005 and has another five books under contract. She has written women’s contemporary fiction and historical fiction.

When Miralee isn’t writing, she enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State’s beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

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Wishing On Buttercups – Book Giveaway

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Would you like the chance to get to know Miralee, the author of Wishing On Buttercups, a little better AND win a copy of her new book? If so, I’d like to invite you to participate in a very unique giveaway opportunity!

Miralee would like to offer one of my US Readers a paperback copy of Wishing On Buttercups and entry into the contest is simple:

All you have to do is ask Miralee a question –
And she will respond in the comments!

Miralee would love to answer questions concerning her books, writing, publishing career, pets, or her hobbies. Feel free to only leave a comment, but if you would like to be entered in the contest, please engage Miralee with a question. I’d also appreciate it if you would follow Create With Joy as well!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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  1. Create With Joy
    Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

    Dear Miralee,

    Welcome to Create With Joy! I’d love to get the party started with a question.

    You have written so many wonderful books over the years. If you were recommending one of your books to a new reader – which one would you choose, and why?

    • Hi Joy, thank you so much for allowing me time and space on your blog and agreeing to take part in my tour. I love your review, and I’m thrilled you enjoyed my book!

      You may have stumped me with your question, LOL! My books are so different….the first two are contemporary and deal with real life issues–Marriage problems, children, and more….four are more true Westerns with all the action & adventure you’d expect, but still with life lessons and strong women overcoming obstacles, then we have this new series that is a blend of Western and contemporary, in that it tackles tough issues that are pertinent today, and could minister to the lives of readers, but still has a historical setting and romance. If I had to choose one from each set, I’d say The Other Daughter for the contemporary, Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, for the action/Western/romance, and Blowing on Dandelions from this current series. Wow! That was hard! And I’m sorry I didn’t narrow it down to just one.

  2. Melanie Backus says:

    What a wonderful review! My question to Miss Miralee, ” What is the most interesting fact you have come across in all of the research you have done for your books?”

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great question Melanie! Can’t wait to read Miralee’s answer!

    • Hi Melanie, you’ve come up with some good questions! I’m curious….do you gals come back and read the answers?

      I discovered something totally unexpected while researching for LFY in Bridal Veil, OR… my great grandfather lived there during the same time period (within one year I believe) of when my story took place. Not only did he live there, he worked for the same logging company that is featured in the book, that owned and built the town. He kept a journal of sorts, and I was able to put him into the story line as a secondary character who played a part in the book. All of that was fiction, of course, but I used his real name, Arthur Gibbs, gave him a dog that he actually had,& gave him an experience in the book that actually happened in real life, and the same job. Such fun!

      • Melanie Backus says:

        Fascinating, just fascinating! I most definitely come back and read your answers to my questions . I have come back to every blog site, with great interest, to see how you answered my questions. I have really enjoyed finding out more about you, Miss Miralee. Thank you so much!

      • Melanie, I’m so happy to hear you come back to read the answers. Thank you!!!

  3. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Wonderful review! Thanks so much for joining this Tour! =)

  4. Hi Joy! I love your review and I’m glad you joined the tour. Your kitties are so adorable. I want one. LOL

  5. Sarah says:

    Thanks for participating in the tour! What a neat header–it’s so crafty! 🙂

  6. Hi Melissa and Wanda! So glad you could join us today! Joy, I love cats too, although I typically have a 7 lb, long-haired Chihuahua named Lacey curled up on my lap whether I’m reading or writing or watching TV. Animals bring so much joy and love to our lives. I read your response to Wanda and was scratching my head, wondering if Wanda had written a book and I didn’t know about it, or if you were her fan because she loves your cats, LOL! Then I figured it out (I think). 🙂

  7. Carole says:

    I loved your review, Joy, and you have the most intriguing website! I haven’t figured everything out, but in addition to books, I love kitties – so I’m eager to explore. Thanks so much for taking part in Miralee’s tour!

  8. Danie Walther says:

    Hi Miralee,
    Thank you so much for letting me participat in this book tour, I have had a lot of fun asking you different questions and getting to know you a lot better.
    The question that I would like to ask when it’s raining outside what are some fun activities that you like too do? It’s raining today so I want to see what kinds of things that you do besides writing.

  9. Hi Danie, thanks so much for making the rounds with me!! I take a little down time and watch TV (I’m currently hooked on Downton Abbey), or I read. I used to do some scrapbooking but I don’t have time to drag it all out and give it the concentration it requires. I also used to oil paint scenery, but again, not enough time. I’m afraid writing and everything I must do (like blog tours!) related to writing, consumes much of my ‘fun’ time.

    • Danie Walther says:

      I love the TV show Downton Abby it’s my favorite too and your oil painting and scrap booking sounds like fun.

  10. Deborah Rowe says:

    Do you write daily?

    • Hi Deborah, so good to see you here! Nope. I don’t write every day, as too often life gets in the way. Or I take a break for a couple of wks after finishing a book (like right now)…or I get tons done one day on my book and the next couple of days I dedicate to publicity or editing. It varies, depending on where I am in the process.

  11. Maryann says:

    Hi Miralee, I have also enjoyed following your blog tour and asking you questions to get to virtually know you better. You are very talented and creative. Is there another hobby or interest that you would like to try if you had the time?

    • Hi Maryann! Before I started writing I enjoyed scrapbooking and oil painting scenery, but both have gone by the wayside now as I try to keep up with all the various duties required along with my writing. I would actually enjoy painting again and may go back to it one day. Thanks!!

  12. Tammy Sotela says:

    What time of day do you do your best writing? Are you a morning person?

    • Hi Tammy,

      I’m definitely NOT a morning person, LOL! It’s 10:30 a.m. now and I’m still in my pj’s and bathrobe. I try to catch up on email and publicity requirements in the morning, then typically run errands and do housework, then start my ‘real’ writing in the mid to late afternoon. If my hubby is engrossed in TV or gone, I often write in the evenings, as well. I’ve found that I often get a second wind and become most creative in the evening.

  13. bn100 says:

    What’s your favorite part about writing?

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Hi bn100, Thanks for your question. I love starting a new book and I love ending one, but I also really enjoy the editing process where I tighten, trim, tweak and strengthen the book.

  14. dawn says:

    Meralee: Who is your biggest inspiration when writing?
    dawnsdisaster {at} gmail {dot}| com

    • Hi Dawn, as far as writing inspiration, the writer who impacted my current writing the most is Zane Grey. I started reading his books as a teen and continued through my adult life. I own all of his westerns and boys adventure books, and love his descriptions as well as the actions scenes and depiction of western life. Thanks so much for stopping and taking the time to ask a question!

  15. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Another great book review. Thanks for sharing with my Small Victories Sunday linky and the chance to win.

    As a blogger who writes at odd times of night and often when I am too tired to write, I would like to ask Miralee how she fights writer’s block or finds motivation to write when she’s tired. Thanks!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Great question Tanya! Look forward to hearing the answer to that one too!

    • Hi Tanya, greetings to a fellow writer!! So glad you stopped by. When I’m too tired to write, I go to bed. Truly. I didn’t use to…I’d try to push through, hoping to get a second wind, then often pay for it the next day. I found that getting my rest paid dividends in teh long run on being creative. In fact, more than once I’ve gone to bed totally blocked, and in the morning (or the middle of the night) woke with the answer. Sometimes allowing your mind to simmer while you sleep helps a lot. Another couple of things I do… take a brisk walk. It truly helps, and I’ve had more than one breakthrough while walking. The last thing (of several I could name) is jump ahead and write a different scene that you know will happen at some point, and skip what’s blocking you. That can open the flood gates like nothing else. Thanks again!

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