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New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat – Review by April Johnson

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Graduating college and knowing how the next chapter of your life will play out is a big deal, right? How

much more could someone ask for?

Gwen has always followed every rule her mother gave her. With her future planned for her, she never

really had the time for fun or boys. Never really learned how to let loose, go with the flow.

What happens when all the plans she thought were laid out for her are pulled out from under her feet?

Add in the mysterious man that pops into the flower shop stirring emotions she has never had before,

and she is in for the ride of her sheltered life.

Growing up is hard, and Gwen’s in for a growing experience she never planned on.

New Bloom is book 1 in a series from author A.E Gamrat. This was the first time I have read from this author. I highly recommend this book as well as book 2.
The storyline and the characters was amazing. New Bloom is a book that u can easily fall in love with. I can’t wait to see what happens in book 2. have loved, you have a great storyline, brilliant characters and book that you can’t put down. A.E Gamrat has made this book easy to read and flow from chapter to chapter. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading Coming of Age books.

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New Bloom (Bloom Duet Book 1) by A.E. Gamrat – Review by Angela Shirley

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New Bloom by A.E Gamrat is a great young adult story, this story brings the elements of life and no matter how hard you try to plan your life you will always be surprised how you eventually end up.

The story revolves around Gwen and her life after graduating from College, she has always followed the rules and her mother’s wishes which has left her little time to truly enjoy her life to the full. She has had her life planned out but has never really enjoyed experiences as she has always been focused on the end goal.

So when she starts living life she becomes confused and uncomfortable to the point that she feels she is losing control and sight of her goals which throws her into turmoil.

I enjoyed the style of writing and the fast pace nature of the story, I felt that it took a while to get into the book at the beginning but once I started to get invested into the story it was brilliant. I loved the two characters and the contrast between them, Gwen being very naive and sheltered to Kame blowing her world and throwing into a whirlwind of what she believed she was destined for.

Review by @ashirley

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New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat – Review by Sue Kemp

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

New Bloom Book 1
By AE Gamrat

New Bloom is book one in this series which consists of two books by AE Gamrat. Having read both books it is highly recommended that they are read in order, reason being you really do need to have a background of the storyline. There is nothing about these books that I didn’t like, both books are so easy to follow, they flow perfectly. There are a lot of emotions everything from friendship to pain and anger. I felt that Gwen couldn’t have told her life story any better than she did, there are also awesome secondary characters which I feel held their own in the story. Gwen is a college graduate and like all graduates her life will enter a new phase, some parts of her new life will not be what she saw it to be. I found Gwen’s mother to be quite horrible and I am glad she had her friend Lena to lean on.

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New Bloom (Bloom Duet) by A.E. Gamrat – Review by Emily Walsh

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ByA.E. Gamrat
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

New Bloom (Bloom Duet) by A.E. Gamrat was a coming of age story that will grip your feels and take you on a emotional rollercoaster.

My first read by this author, I didn’t know what I was getting into, as I don’t really read these types of books. But it’s always good to get out of your comfort zone. I will say this book wasn’t what I was expecting, and I do have some mixed feelings about it.

Let’s start with some aesthetics, the writing was smooth, clean, and easy to follow. The detail was rich and painted a vivid picture of the world that A.E. Gamrat has created for us. I felt like I could jump in and be apart of the story. I loved how the tone shifts matched the scenes and added to that emotional kick that this story will give you.

Now, why do I have mixed feels. Well, it has to do with how sheltered our MC is. It was borderline abuse, and as someone who grew up in a very rural town, I’m talking the middle of nowhere, about 200 people give or take. I know what it’s like to be sheltered. But at the sametime I wasn’t naive about. There is just so much information in the world, that the way our MC was present it, made me feel like she was locked in a box most of her life. That part of it was a little, unrealistic for me. So I did have a hard time connecting at first. But she did grow on me as the story went on. Now the mother… she had more mood swings, and character shifts then I could shake a stick at. I didn’t care for her, and frankly the I didn’t feel much for her, just for Gwen.

Overall this book is a engaging, entertaining read that will hook you. The overall plot, and storytelling is addictive and you can’t help but keep reading. So please take my high recommendation and my stamp of approval that you will get lost in this tale about what it is to grow up and make those adult like decisions.

Happy Reading

Review by @eawalsh

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New Bloom (Bloom Duet Series) By A.E. Gamrat – Review by Caralee Loonat

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New Bloom by A.E. Gamrat
4 Stars!!!!

I have again delved into the created world of another new author. I have to say that I quite enjoyed this book. The author has a great writing style that keeps you glued to the pages. I really didn’t want to put the book down.

This first book introduces you to Gwen and her friends and family. I really enjoyed this first book as I felt that I could really relate with Gwen. It was a very great start to the build up that I
was sure to come. The author has just enough intensity to the plot that you can really find the
characters relate able. I definitely found the dynamic between Gwen and Kame to be unique as well as how her relationship with her mother progressed and sort of declined. There is just so much realism to the whole situation that I found myself feeling the emotions as if I were Gwen. I really look forward to reading more from this author and the second part of this duet.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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New Bloom, Book One in the Bloom Duet Series by A.E. Gamrat – Review by Krystal Gregory

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New Bloom, Book 1 in the Bloom Duet Series by A. E. Gamrat
4 out of 5 Stars

This is a fantastic book. This coming of age/romance novel has just about a little of everything to make the perfect book for this genre. Our main character is Gwen. She is freshly graduated from college and is trying to sort out what she wants to do with her life. I love how the author has brought to life the struggle that some girls face with a tough mother/daughter relationship. Gwen realizes that she has lived a very sheltered life, partly because of the choices of her mother, and when she begins to see the slivers of the outside world, they do not see eye to eye on how she could continue. Gwen is trying to figure out how to stand on her own two feet and stand up for what she wants. When tragedy in her household strikes, all of that is put on hold.

This Author did fabulous job of bringing to life the struggles of being a young adult and the emotions you feel during that time. I appreciate the effort that it took to bring such detail to life. I highly recommend this book and I cannot wait for book 2.

Reviewed by @kgregory

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New Bloom By A.E. Gamrat – Review by Emily Brockschmidt

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gwen is a recent college graduate who always knew that after she was done with school, she wanted to move home and help her parents run their flower shop. Ever since she was young, she has loved flowers and her parent’s shop gave her the perfect outlet for that passion and even drove her to study business in college to help with managing the shop. The practical application of that dream just isn’t turning out how she hoped. Her tenuous relationship with her mother makes everything difficult, especially when she meets the mysterious Kame. It is a rare thing when a book makes me cry, and “New Bloom” quite nearly had me there! Graduating college and following your dreams should be a happy and exciting time and Gwen isn’t getting any of that happiness or excitement. My heart went out to her as she is dealing with all these experiences, none of which I’ll be giving away, but let’s just say it made me inhale this story. A.E. Gamrat tells the story almost as if it is Gwen’s diary, giving us her deepest thoughts, fears and anxieties. It is beautifully sad yet hopeful, kind of like Gwen herself. I’m eager to read the next book in the series “Eternal Bloom” so I can find out what happens next, as “New Bloom” ends with a cliffhanger! With that, I give “New Bloom” four stars!
Reviewed by @emilybee430

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New Bloom (Book 1) (Bloom Duet) by A.E. Gamrat Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

New Bloom by A. E. Gamrat is the first book in the duet. Ms. Gamrat is a new author to me and I was intrigued by the cover and the title. New Bloom means to me as a fresh start. I see the roots growing as a child through the first 13 years of the child’s life. In the teen years the green start to take form and build up. This the important part of life. Parental impact is slowing becoming a thin line in which the teen is following the rules but trying to break free on their own. The bloom of the flowers is the adult years while in college. The young adult is trying to find their way in life. The more the young adult is productive the more blooms the plant will grow. In a nutshell this is the story of Gwen. She followed her mother’s rules. She just recently graduated from college and is coming home to learn about the florist shop of her parents. She is a ground young adult and has some blooms in her flower. Then in comes a customer, a male customer and in Gwen’s life she is feeling something she has never felt before. This is where Gwen can continue to grow blossoms or she can start to wilt away. Gwen is a strong woman, but is still a little scared because she does not want to fail. Will Gwen’s blossoms grow or will her life take a turn and start to wilt? You will have to be the judge of this and more.

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New Bloom (Bloom Duet Book 1) By A.E.Gamrat – Review By Stacey Baxter

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Firstly i highly recommend reading this book first if not you will get lost! Oh wow what a amazing novel it had me glued to the pages i couldn’t pull my eye’s away i was completely captivated by the storyline. The storyline is brilliant and the author done an awesome job bringing the characters to life and write about real life struggles with so much depth and emotion. I will warn you it ends on a cliffhanger and leaves you with so many unanswered questions….enjoy!

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New Bloom (Bloom Duets Book 1) by A. E. Gamrat- Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

New Bloom (Book 1) (Bloom Duets) by A. E. Gamrat. This is the story of a young girl named Gwen just graduating college and her very overbearing mother. Her mom has her life all lined out for her and Gwen not being one to break the rules is following right along until she meets a man who comes into their family’s flower shop. She feels things just seeing him that she’s never felt before. Will Gwen have the courage to go against her mom and live her life the way she wants or will she do what she’s always done and follow the rules. Her mom suffers a major medical event as well and she feels like her whole world is falling apart. New Bloom is a sweet coming of age story.

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