"Love in Bloom" by Sheila Roberts
Hope Walker survived early breast cancer at just thirty-years-old, but a mastectomy left her with a lot of scarring -- and some serious fears about dating. Hope owns Changing Seasons, Heart Lake's most popular flower shop. When it comes to love and relationships, she's able to work magic through her expert flower arranging -- for everyone but herself. — Then one day a handsome contractor starts coming into her shop, but Hope knows he'd rather have a whole woman than someone like her. When Hope stakes a plot of ground at Heart Lake's community garden, she finds that a woman can grow all sorts of things there: flowers, herbs, vegetables and even friendship. As she gets to know the two women who share neighboring plots, they discover that they can learn a lot from each other -- not just about gardening, but about life. And Hope realizes that in order to live life to the fullest, sometimes you have to take a chance on love.
This is another author I am reading for the first time. WOW! I really enjoyed this book. I really like how the characters were developed and the storyline. I couldn't put the book down. If you haven't tried Sheila Roberts - give her a try. I would compare her to Susan Mallery and Susan Wiggs. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more books by her.