Review: Desert Flower by Angela Scott

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  Today I am hosting stop on Angela Scott’s Blog Tour promoting her book, Desert Flower.  This is the follow-up to her book Desert Rice.  This was such a captivating book.  Such a well written story and well-developed characters is rarely seen.  Be sure to check out the rest of my review after the book blurb.

DesertFlower_250x400Book Blurb:

Upper YA – Women’s Fiction
Date Published: 1/21/2013

Bodies have a canny way of finding Samantha Jean Haggert—the first, the dead body of her mama; the second, a naked man in the middle of the Arizona desert. For Sam, dealing with one dead body in her lifetime is more than unfair. Two is downright cruel.

Seven years after running from West Virginia, Sam’s now a young woman of nineteen, trying to put the pieces of her life together with the help of her family—Jacob, Boone, and Laura. But the naked man in the desert spirals her world out of control, resurrecting past hurts and revealing old secrets. It also pits against one another the two men who vie for her heart: Carson, her friend, her first kiss, and the one man who knows everything about her past and loves her despite it; and Turner, the stranger who knows nothing, but who excites and frustrates her all at once.

When bad choices made as a child lead to more bad choices as a young adult, Sam finds herself at a crossroads, forced to face her demons head-on if she plans to have any future at all—with Carson, with Turner, or with anyone. But fixing the wrongs of the past takes time, and learning to forgive one’s self is damn near impossible.
Visit old friends in this harrowing sequel to Desert Rice, in which award-winning author Angela Scott brings back the characters so many readers have loved.


Desert Flower was a truly captavating story.  It takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride.  You really learn to develop emotional ties to all of the characters.  The wonderful love triangle between Carson, Turner and Sam is wonderfully done.  You really cannot predict who Sam will choose.  You understand the choices that Sam must make, but you don’t always agree with her reasoning.   I did not get a chance to read Desert Rice but after having read Desert Flower I feel I want to go back to how everything started.  Sam’s emotional baggage is so intense that you truly would never with that kind of trama on even your worst enemy.

Angela Scott is such a gifted story teller.  Her ability to weave a story and develop characters is on par with authors such as Nicholas Sparks and Richard Paul Evans.  She has an uncanny ability to draw in the reader and take them on an emotional and almost physical journey through the tough life choices that are contaminated with a past that would be tough for an adult let alone a teenager.  Desert Flower is a stand alone book, but after you read it you will be like me and want to go pick up Desert Rice to see where everything started.

I’d like to thank Reading Additiction Blog Tours for letting me review this fantastic book.  For more inforamtion about Angela Scott be sure to check out her links below.  For more information about Desert Flower

Author Bio:

meI hear voices. Tiny fictional people sit on my shoulders and whisper their stories in my ear. Instead of medicating myself, I decided to pick up a pen, write down everything those voices tell me, and turn it into a book. I’m not crazy. I’m an author. For the most part, I write contemporary Young Adult novels. However, through a writing exercise that spiraled out of control, I found myself writing about zombies terrorizing the Wild Wild West—and loving it. My zombies don’t sparkle, and they definitely don’t cuddle. At least, I wouldn’t suggest it.

I live on the benches of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with two lovely children, one teenager, and a very patient husband. I graduated from Utah State University with a B.A. degree in English, not because of my love for the written word, but because it was the only major that didn’t require math. I can’t spell, and grammar is my arch nemesis. But they gave me the degree, and there are no take backs.

As a child, I never sucked on a pacifier; I chewed on a pencil. I’ve been writing that long. It has only been the past few years that I’ve pursued it professionally, forged relationships with other like-minded individuals, and determined to make a career out of it.

You can subscribe and follow me on my website, where I blog obsessively about my writing process and post updates on my current works. I’m also on Twitter and Facebook, but be forewarned, I tweet and post more than a normal person.


Twitter: @whimsywriting


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