The much anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel, Elly in Bloom, is finally here Curvy wedding florist Elly Jordan has had quite a year First, she had to design her ex husband s wedding to the mistress who split them up, and then she broke up with the hottest musician this side of St Louis Three months have passed since then, and now Elly is primed for what promisesThe much anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel, Elly in Bloom, is finally here Curvy wedding florist Elly Jordan has had quite a year First, she had to design her ex husband s wedding to the mistress who split them up, and then she broke up with the hottest musician this side of St Louis Three months have passed since then, and now Elly is primed for what promises to be the best wedding season of her life.Helped by her loyal friends, Elly is on the verge of opening a chic flower boutique uptown when BlissBride, a popular wedding reality show, asks her to design the wedding of a famous make that infamous celebrity Elly is about to get everything she s ever wanted, when a stranger shows up at her store with a request that changes every aspect of her life including her budding relationship with deli owner Keith As she struggles to stay calm in the midst of growing chaos, Elly will learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice Filled with the heart, humor, and horticulture that made Elly in Bloom a bestseller, Elly in Love welcomes readers back to Elly s big, beautiful, and messy life.
Elly In Love The much anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel Elly in Bloom is finally here Curvy wedding florist Elly Jordan has had quite a year First she had to design her ex husband s wedding to the mis
After reading Elly in Bloom a little over a year ago, I have been anxiously awaiting the second installment into Elly s life I absolutly adore Elly and all the characters in her life I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fun, witty, romantic escape from life While reading, I often found myself smiling and giggling out loud Congrats to Colleen on another successful book
Elly Jordan s has a lot of things going right in her life She has recently started dating an amazing man, she has just found out that she has a younger brother and she has been selected to be the florist for a celebrity wedding on a reality show, which will give her business a huge amount of exposure Naturally, when things seem to be going right, everything starts to fall apart I experienced a book first with Colleen Oakes novel, Elly in Love I read the second book in the series, without having [...]
Elly In Love, Colleen OakesReview from jeannie zelos book reviewsI hadn t read book one, but it seemed like each part was complete so that I could still enjoy this one That was right, it s easy to pick up and follow along the story arc Elly was great, human, flawed, trusting and prone to self critisism much like many of us I could identify with her straight away, and then I met Snarky Teenager Oh how well she was portrayed, mums of daughters, sisters, friends with nieces etc will be nodding thei [...]
Colleen Oaks second offering in the Elly In Bloom series, is a whimsical trip through the wild blossoms of love, life, family, and and drama tied with a quirky bow and possessed of the unique charm that is signature Elly Jordan.After carefully averting disasters on both the home and floral fronts, in Elly In Bloom The fact that her life and love has taken a significant upswing this time around, is enough to have Elly, and the readers who love her breathing a collectictive sigh of relief Readers [...]
ELLY IN LOVE is a sweet, clean romance about Ellie Jordan the owner of Posies Florist Elly s a voluptuous woman who lacks self esteem and is still recovering from her cheating ex husband Currently Elly is dating Keith the owner of a deli located a few doors down from her flower shop Keith is sweet, kind and thoughtful, which is something Elly deserves and has never had in a relationship Even though Keith is a good guy, Elly s afraid to trust him completely because she feels he is hiding somethin [...]
Elly in Love, quite simply, is everything a wonderful book should be It has all the elements that a wonderful book needs love, humor, family, and flowers Even without knowing all the flowers arranged throughout this novel, I could still appreciate the lush beauty of each description I found myself wishing again and again for an illustrated edition or a quality, comprehensive encyclopedia of flowers with plenty of gorgeous, full color photos.Elly in Love is the sequel to author Colleen Oakes Elly [...]
I feel absolutely blessed to share the second part of Elly s journey Thank you to Colleen Oakes and BookSparks PR for the chance to share this next novel I have read the first novel which is Elly in Bloom I love weddings and flowers so I absolutely wanted to go back for Synopsis Elly is very happy but is she in love with Keith Elly is a busy Florist with weddings planned throughout the season Keith owns the deli down the street Life could not be better All of the sudden a teenager shows up on E [...]
I enjoyed everything about Elly in Love The setting was great I could picture the flower shop with Elly s apartment above it The smell of flowers with the great window displays done by Snarky Teenager never had a real name The characters were absolutely amazing I loved how close Elly was with her friends and how supportive her co workers were of her I even loved Snarky Teenager, easily relating to her attitude and needs for praise, since I have a teenager with the same attitude Elly s other co w [...]
Posies Florist is Elly s pride and joy There s nothing she wouldn t do to ensure the success of her business Including designing the flowers for her ex husband s wedding to the mistress that broke them up But that s behind her now and so is the crazy year that she s had Things are finally looking up for Elly Jordan She has a new boyfriend, Keith, who adores her and she just found out that she was chosen to be on BlissBride, a reality show where she gets to design the wedding for a celebrity She [...]
Elly thinks her life has been turned upside down after she has to do flowers for her ex husband s wedding When Elly in Love opens, she can t imagine that her life could get any chaotic or strange Life has a very different idea This is the second book in Elly s story but this one can definitely be read as a standalone book with no problem I actually have not read the first book but I enjoyed this one so much that I really want to go back and read the first book Elly has a lot going on in this bo [...]
3.5 out of 5 ratingI enjoyed being able to read this sequel right after the first book I was looking forward to seeing how Elly and Keith s relationship played out I really like them together Keith is so good for her, and to her And as for his big secret, I definitely didn t guess it As for the stranger that shows up I didn t like him at all I think we were supposed to feel empathy for him, but there was nothing likable about him He was just lazy and I was surprised that Elly put up with it.I li [...]
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I have been looking forward to the sequel of Elly in Bloom for some time now, so I was super excited to get this on my Kindle Once again, the writing and descriptions are vivid and crisp, easily drawing readers into the story There was a fun element of the celebrity wedding that Elly is the florist for, but it s the romance that gets featured heavily There s also another dimension added with the mysterious stranger that shows up at [...]
The second book in the Elly series picks up right where it left off The book is a funny read and very easy to relate to I love the characters, the situations that Elly finds herself in, and the underlying message to trust in yourself I couldn t put the book down and I can t wait for the next one.
Loved this book read it in one day It was so sweet The only thing that bothered me was the continued weight jokes I didn t think that they added anything to the story and nothing would have been different if they weren t included.
I really loved this book After waiting a year for this one, I can honestly say it was so worth the wait If you are looking for a really good book, I highly recommend this series Patiently waiting on book 3
3.5 star readEleanor Elly Jordan is a successful small business owner Last year she had to design the flowers for her ex husband s wedding to his mistress She kind of fell in love with her neighbor, an up and coming musician only to break things off with him before taking their relationship to the next level She s learned to love her employees, especially Snarky Teenager, and considers them her extended family Now she must decide if she can take her business to the next level and open a branch a [...]
I ve got a bone to pick before I actually get into the review There are two trends I guess I could say, that I have noticed with any kind of chick lit I ve read recently Or ever.1 The man is always loaded Legitimately, you think for once, she s falling for an average Joe in an average house, average job, average life Something to give us average people hope NOPE SURPRISE He is A The CEO of his own company and loaded B An heir to a very LARGE fortune C A combination of the two Oh yeah, and they r [...]
I originally read Elly in Bloom last year, and remembered thinking that I would love of this fun loving and charming Elly, not realizing at the time that it would be a series so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this book was available, and even thrilled that it is part of the Kindle Unlimited program it just doesn t get any better Everything that I loved about Elly in Bloom was back full force with Elly in Love same loveable characters, soul searching life lessons, madcap adventures, and [...]
Did I enjoy this book I enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed Elly in Bloom.It s been a while since her ex husband s wedding, and Elly is doing well She and Keith are hitting it off Her shop is doing great, and she s thinking about opening another store She s about to land the celebrity wedding of the year when her life gets an unexpected visitor And this is where I m going to stop I really don t want to spoil this book.But I will say this, Elly is growing She is strong She still has some fears, but s [...]
I love Colleen Oakes I will read anything she writes even if it s just her grocery list She writes about a bigger girl named Elly Elly is sassy, at times insecure and most of the time a big old loveable klutz In other words, I completely relate to her This was the second in her series and it was so good to catch up with Elly and Keith and Snarky Teenager Elly is finally on her way to happiness, as long as she can keep out of her own way.This is a non smutty, funny and charming romance novel that [...]
I really enjoyed the second book in this series Elly is so much fun and a delight to get to know about her She struggles with some self esteem, kind of like the rest of us But the joy she has in her flowers is just delightful I love the descriptions of all the flowers it makes me see them The writing is vivid and lively It is a fun and quick read It was also very fun to watch my favorite character snarky teenager continue to be snarky we all know at least on of them right Thank you so much Coll [...]
I received a copy of this book from Firstreads Thank you very much This story was a delight, writing style was very easy, the pacing of the story flowed right along, so before you know it, you are turning the last page.It is nice to read a book where the main character isn t perfect, but of a normal down to earth gal, that likes her food Very refreshing I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan on getting the first in the series Elly in Bloom, and any others that may follow.
This story has so much going on It starts off slow but that could have been me coming off a totally different genera then reading this Let me tell you though once I got sucked in I was all in Totally lost The dynamics between all the characters is spell binding There is so much emotion under all the words being spoken you could cut it with a knife So, you really need to pay attention to what is not being said also Which is a lot The story revolves mainly around Elly Jordon and her business she o [...]
Elly is back and I have missed her The curly blond florist mending her broken heart with her new boyfriend, Keith, endures some significant changes in the second book in this endearing series Elly in Love is first and foremost a love story Readers know what Elly s ex husband did to her and I still remember that book s touching and humorous ending And then she met deli store owner extraordinaire, Keith Oh Keith, what a romantic and he does loves Elly but the girl with the curves needs to learn to [...]
Elly in Love was such a fun read I really enjoyed being in Elly s flowershop and being surrounded by her co workers and friends I liked being told the names of all the flowers Elly used throughout the book, instead of just being told their colors I actually sat down for a few hours and Googled quite a bit of them.One thing I really liked about this book was that it s part of a series, yes, but was easily understood as a standalone and no previous knowledge of the first book You got just enough o [...]
cocktailsandbooks I received a copy of this book to write an honest review for Cocktails and Books.ELLY IN LOVE is a sweet, clean romance about Ellie Jordan the owner of Posies Florist Elly s a voluptuous woman who lacks self esteem and is still recovering from her cheating ex husband Currently Elly is dating Keith the owner of a deli located a few doors down from her flower shop Keith is sweet, kind and thoughtful, which is something Elly deserves and has never had in a relationship Even though [...]
Check out the full review at Kritters RambingsThe second in the Elly series and I loved this one even Elly is a successful florist in the St Louis area and after the drama from the first book that was solely focused on her business, this book split the focus between her business and her personal life She is in the beginning dating stages with the deli guy next door, but a person from her past that she doesn t even know about will show up on her front door and turn her life upside down I sailed [...]
It was great to see Elly s life move on after her husband cheated on her I loved Elly being a real person with flaws At times, I felt she was unrealistically clumsy It seemed she fell, dropped stuff or knocked things over too often I don t want perfect characters just realistic ones.This book was a very easy read It had some new people introduced don t want to give anything away and a fun wedding You will have to read it to see who all that includes I did feel like you could read this book as a [...]
This was cute, but I wasn t expecting the sudden ending It didn t give enough of a resolution for me Plus, I m having a hard time seeing where the book could go next I really liked the first book, but this one really felt like a bit of a repeat, only a little frustrating since Elly doesn t seem to be growing up that much I enjoyed it, but I just don t know if I m going to read it again I got a good deal on the book when it was on sale, but I don t know if I would have paid full price for it.
Elly in Love was such a fun and easy read and had me smiling the whole time It was hard for me to put this book down Her writing is very engaging and her humor keeps you smiling I absolutely loved Snarky Teenager and Elly in this book I m a sucker for chick lit and weddings and happy endings and this book had it all I can t wait for the next one