Lies, murder and seclusion to a remote hiding place...not quite what you would expect from a novel titled, Love's First Bloom. Author Delia Parr weaves an intricate tale of heartbreak, loyalty and faith in her latest novel. I enjoyed the interplay of characters in this novel and the gentle hints of romance. Throughout the story I found myself guessing just how the tangled web of this tale would come undone...and I was pleasantly surprised how the author brought about the conclusion. I am giving this book 4 stars. I was given this copy for purpose of review from Bethany House Publishers, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.