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Bloom Where You’re Planted by Darby Baham

Synopsis:

Jennifer Pritchett feels increasingly invisible and left behind as her friends move on to the next steps in their lives. As she goes to therapy to figure out how to bloom in her own right, her boyfriend, Nick Carrington, finds himself being the one left behind. Jennifer wants their relationship to have more intimacy, but he can’t help but feel like he’s being compared to others—and found wanting. Can they each get what they need out of this relationship? Or will the flowers shrivel up before they do?

My Review:

The story is shared from Jenn's point of view
Her feelings of being left behind and something missing, too,
Lead her to try therapy, to help her know what to do.
And she begins her journey to something new.

It is about Jenn's journey trying to decide 
What she really wants, including not to hide.
It is about learning to consider what you really want in your life,
Learning to communicate with others and coping with strife.

She compares her life to that of her close friends
As three approach thirty she can no longer pretend.
She needs to figure out how to make more of her life chances
But definitely doesn't want to throw away her current romance!

It is a very different look at relationships and chances
As well as including some existing romances.
The problems caused by communication breakdown
Are enough to cause anyone to frown.

To me this is more 'Women's fiction' than romance,
A look at relationships and taking a chance. 
For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
A different read and this is my honest review

Author bio: 

Darby Baham (she/her) is a debut author with Harlequin Special Edition and a New Yorker of five plus years. Originally from New Orleans, La, she lived in the Washington, DC area for fifteen years, where she cultivated a beautiful, sprawling shoe closet. She’s had personal blog posts appear in The Washington Post’s relationship vertical and has worked in the communications industry for more than two decades. The Shoe Diaries is the first of at least three books in her Friendship Chronicles series with Harlequin Special Edition; the second novel, Bloom Where You’re Planted, will be available in Summer 2022. Visit her website at www.darbybaham.com to learn more and stay up to date on appearances and books.

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