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Blossom [Read] ➱ Blossom Author Christopher Lentz – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Earth shatteringAn admirable debut Kirkus ReviewsBetween romantic tension and historical events it's impossible to not be immersed in this story of passion and tragedy Midwest Book Reviews1906 San Fra Earth shatteringAn admirable debut Kirkus ReviewsBetween romantic tension and historical events it's impossible to not be immersed in this story of passion and tragedy Midwest Book Reviews San Francisco On the brink of one of Mother Nature’s cruelest and most destructive tricks lovers unite as the earth rips apartCombine an epic disaster with a scandalous love triangle and the romantic result is Blossom Chinatown fortune cookie maker Blossom Sun is far from having anything she wants Atop Nob Hill socialite Clarissa Donohue is close to having everything she ever desired—that is until her simple reuest for fortune cookies triggers unexpected shockwavesWhen Clarissa’s unconventional fiancé silver fortune heir Brock St Clair catches a glimpse of Blossom his life turns upside down Discovering how every secret has a price Blossom faces the ultimate crossroads as San Francisco is leveledNo one could have predicted how an earthuake firestorm and the desires of three strong willed families would test the strength of Blossom Clarissa and Brock When everything falls apart who’ll be together Who’s going to see tomorrowWith love at its epicenter Blossom’s story happens over just five days offering a heart wrenching portrait of those who experience both unimaginable endings and new beginnings It’s sure to change what you know about longing love and lossbecause in extraordinary times there are no ordinary choicesA Cinderella story like no other Blossom will leave you breathless.


10 thoughts on “Blossom

  1. Christopher Lentz Christopher Lentz says:

    Kirkus Reviews the highly regarded book reviewer and promoter just published a critiue of “Blossom” Here are some excerpts– “First time novelist Lentz weaves an effective underlying thread of suspense”– “Surprisingly nuanced characterizations”– “A promising start to a California set historical romance series”– “Overall an admirable debut” Here’s the entire review“Silver fortune heir Brock St Clair and Chinese fortune cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthuake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy“Rugged handsome Brock ventures into Chinatown to fulfill fiancee Clarissa’s reuest to have fortune cookies at a dinner party she’s having for fellow Nob Hill socialite girlfriends The visit proves life changing While buying the cookies Brock spots Blossom the lavender eyed baker They’re instantly attracted to each other Blossom summoned the nerve to talk to Brock as part of a dare from two Chinatown pals telephone operator Anna Mae and high class prostitute Moniue to flirt with the first man she sees and not allow her father and grandmother to determine her life by marrying her off to a hulking Chinatown butcher Brock and Blossom meet several times and she visits at his ranch on the outskirts of town The couple is there when the earthuake hits causing them to rush back to the city to search for survivors and Blossom receives earth shattering news First time novelist Lentz weaves an effective underlying thread of suspense into what might otherwise be a rather tame from different worlds romance by heading up all chapters with a note explaining just how close the historic earthuake and its accompanying “firestorm” are to upending the characters and their plans Adding spice are some surprisingly nuanced characterizations with Clarissa not uite the snob cliché that one would expect and artistic aspirant Blossom of a modern woman than wilting flower Lentz also sets up some interesting tensions most particularly intrafamilial competition Overall an admirable debut“A promising start to a California set historical romance series” – Kirkus Reviews


  2. Heather Bridson Heather Bridson says:

    Unusual book as it is written to cover just a 4 day period I wasn't sure how that would work but it worked very well in this case The story was engaging I didn't want to put it down The story of a girl in Chinatown and a boy from Nob Hill in San Francisco in the early 1900's before the firestorm and earthuakes I would love to have seen the Chinatown in this book Sad that it is destroyed at the end of the book Hoping I can get my hands on the next two books in the trilogy I enjoyed this one a lotI won this book in a goodreads giveaway I was not paid for my review in any way and all opinions are my own


  3. Kathy Jund Kathy Jund says:

    35 stars San Francisco 1906 A chance errand down to the unfashionable but curios Chinatown to find the elusive fortune cookie for his Nob Hill Fiance sets into motion something stronger than the great disaster for Brock St Clair


  4. Joni Krantz Joni Krantz says:

    I really like this book


  5. Tena Tena says:

    I won a signed copy in a GOODREADS giveaway sponsored by the author Christopher Lentz


  6. Melissa Melissa says:

    I love he brings the characters of the page


  7. Courtney Courtney says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and I really appreciate the author giving me a copy of his book to read I hope I'm leaving my comment on the right version of the book I am rating it three stars on the Goodreads scale of I liked it I am very sensitive that this is Lentz's first novel The book is about Blossom and Brock who fall in love at first sight Then over the course of five days they fall even in love and uestion the relationships they have with their currently betrothedTragically on the fifth day of their relationship a massive earthuake hits San Francisco and gets even worse when a large firebreaks out and spreads across the city I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Victorian San Francisco that Lentz created I actually wish there was little of that kind of detail because I love it so much I would have really like to understand if there were wide spread racism between the whites and the Chinese I think it was touched upon but there were so many white men sleeping with and having relationships with Chinese women that any undercurrents of that were diminished I really liked the characters that I wasn't supposed to like Clarissa Austin and Faye whoops I identified with Clarissa than I did with Blossom Brock and Blossom's love felt really flat and contrived to me I don't understand the unbreakable connection they have Brock seemed very self centered and Blossom was needy and jealous with almost childlike love for Brock It just felt very superficial to me Ironically I think the Lentz was trying to show us that Clarissa was the superficial one because she came from money and was supposed to be concerned about appearances However I think we saw an authentic side of Clarissa She clearly desired to make Brock happy and tried to do that through what she thought was what he wanted Of course she also wanted to be happy and who can blame her she's only human But she was so trusting and optimistic I just think Brock is a shitty cowardly guy It will be interesting to see what happens in the next book I'm not sure what direction Lentz will take this story Blossom is of interesting lineage and I think if there was focus on the effects of that and her emotions I could have identified with her and had sympathy for her I think that this will come back in later books This book was worth the read and was also pretty uick


  8. Barb Barb says:

    “Blossom” by Christopher Lentz is a novel of Chinatown Nob Hill and San Francisco before and during the big earthuake of 1906 Brock St Clair and Clarissa Donohue are to be married in less than a week Clarissa reuests that Brock go to Chinatown to purchase those darling little fortune cookies for a luncheon she is hosting for her girlfriends before the wedding Brock finds a little shop that sells homemade cookies and meets an exuisitely beautiful young girl with violet eyes named Blossom They meet daily in the time leading up to the earthuake and Brock is in a uandary as to his intentions to each girl This love triangle was fraught with danger from the beginning The snobbery of those fortunate enough to be living on Nob Hill and the poverty and gang activity of Chinatown brought a true conflict of emotions to BrockI enjoyed this novel very much and was able through the author to paint my own picture of life in both sections of San Francisco I must say I rooted for Blossom throughout even while feeling sorry for Clarissa who lived in a dream world It all came crashing down during the earthuake and subseuent firestorm and decisions have to be made What happens at the end will I think surprise you I received a print copy of this book from NightOwlReviewscom in return for my honest review You can find this review on my blog at


  9. Diane Diane says:

    Blossom is the first book in a trilogy and opens in the spring of 1906 in San Francisco; a world of light and wonder teetering on the brink of vast changes soon to be wrought by the 1906 earthuake It's here that socialite Clarissa Donohue stands poised for success and here that earthuake and fire will rip apart everything she's dreamed of It's important to note that Blossom takes place over a period of only five days yet packs in enough detail and transformation to make its timeline feel much longer As chapters count down to the earthuake events assume a vivid immediacy as secrets are revealed family connections uestioned romance rears and the streets of Chinatown come alive With such a memorable backdrop and the inevitability of disaster based on historical events Blossom could all too easily have become a scenario of survival The fact that much of its action takes place in the days before the uake lends to a warm revealing story that takes its time to paint the cultural interactions and social world of San Francisco pre uake and Blossom Sun and Brock StClair's place in it before everything changes forever Between romantic tension and historical events it's impossible to not be immersed in this story of passion and tragedy


  10. Susan Csoke Susan Csoke says:

    Four days prior to the Earth uake and Firestorm of April 1906 Brock St Clair was headed to Chinatown to buy a bag of fortune cookies for his fiance twenty two year old Clarissa Donohue While placing his order he took notice of the girl making the fortune cookies Her name was Blossom and Brock was infatuated with her As Clarissa prepares for an elaborate wedding to Brock He grows closer to blossom THANK YOU GOODREADS FIRST READS FOR THIS FREE BOOK


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10 thoughts on “Blossom

  1. Christopher Lentz Christopher Lentz says:

    Kirkus Reviews the highly regarded book reviewer and promoter just published a critiue of “Blossom” Here are some excerpts– “First time novelist Lentz weaves an effective underlying thread of suspense”– “Surprisingly nuanced characterizations”– “A promising start to a California set historical romance series”– “Overall an admirable debut” Here’s the entire review“Silver fortune heir Brock St Clair and Chinese fortune cookie maker Blossom Sun meet a few days before the 1906 San Francisco earthuake in this debut title in a planned historical romance trilogy“Rugged handsome Brock ventures into Chinatown to fulfill fiancee Clarissa’s reuest to have fortune cookies at a dinner party she’s having for fellow Nob Hill socialite girlfriends The visit proves life changing While buying the cookies Brock spots Blossom the lavender eyed baker They’re instantly attracted to each other Blossom summoned the nerve to talk to Brock as part of a dare from two Chinatown pals telephone operator Anna Mae and high class prostitute Moniue to flirt with the first man she sees and not allow her father and grandmother to determine her life by marrying her off to a hulking Chinatown butcher Brock and Blossom meet several times and she visits at his ranch on the outskirts of town The couple is there when the earthuake hits causing them to rush back to the city to search for survivors and Blossom receives earth shattering news First time novelist Lentz weaves an effective underlying thread of suspense into what might otherwise be a rather tame from different worlds romance by heading up all chapters with a note explaining just how close the historic earthuake and its accompanying “firestorm” are to upending the characters and their plans Adding spice are some surprisingly nuanced characterizations with Clarissa not uite the snob cliché that one would expect and artistic aspirant Blossom of a modern woman than wilting flower Lentz also sets up some interesting tensions most particularly intrafamilial competition Overall an admirable debut“A promising start to a California set historical romance series” – Kirkus Reviews

  2. Heather Bridson Heather Bridson says:

    Unusual book as it is written to cover just a 4 day period I wasn't sure how that would work but it worked very well in this case The story was engaging I didn't want to put it down The story of a girl in Chinatown and a boy from Nob Hill in San Francisco in the early 1900's before the firestorm and earthuakes I would love to have seen the Chinatown in this book Sad that it is destroyed at the end of the book Hoping I can get my hands on the next two books in the trilogy I enjoyed this one a lotI won this book in a goodreads giveaway I was not paid for my review in any way and all opinions are my own

  3. Kathy Jund Kathy Jund says:

    35 stars San Francisco 1906 A chance errand down to the unfashionable but curios Chinatown to find the elusive fortune cookie for his Nob Hill Fiance sets into motion something stronger than the great disaster for Brock St Clair

  4. Joni Krantz Joni Krantz says:

    I really like this book

  5. Tena Tena says:

    I won a signed copy in a GOODREADS giveaway sponsored by the author Christopher Lentz

  6. Melissa Melissa says:

    I love he brings the characters of the page

  7. Courtney Courtney says:

    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and I really appreciate the author giving me a copy of his book to read I hope I'm leaving my comment on the right version of the book I am rating it three stars on the Goodreads scale of I liked it I am very sensitive that this is Lentz's first novel The book is about Blossom and Brock who fall in love at first sight Then over the course of five days they fall even in love and uestion the relationships they have with their currently betrothedTragically on the fifth day of their relationship a massive earthuake hits San Francisco and gets even worse when a large firebreaks out and spreads across the city I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Victorian San Francisco that Lentz created I actually wish there was little of that kind of detail because I love it so much I would have really like to understand if there were wide spread racism between the whites and the Chinese I think it was touched upon but there were so many white men sleeping with and having relationships with Chinese women that any undercurrents of that were diminished I really liked the characters that I wasn't supposed to like Clarissa Austin and Faye whoops I identified with Clarissa than I did with Blossom Brock and Blossom's love felt really flat and contrived to me I don't understand the unbreakable connection they have Brock seemed very self centered and Blossom was needy and jealous with almost childlike love for Brock It just felt very superficial to me Ironically I think the Lentz was trying to show us that Clarissa was the superficial one because she came from money and was supposed to be concerned about appearances However I think we saw an authentic side of Clarissa She clearly desired to make Brock happy and tried to do that through what she thought was what he wanted Of course she also wanted to be happy and who can blame her she's only human But she was so trusting and optimistic I just think Brock is a shitty cowardly guy It will be interesting to see what happens in the next book I'm not sure what direction Lentz will take this story Blossom is of interesting lineage and I think if there was focus on the effects of that and her emotions I could have identified with her and had sympathy for her I think that this will come back in later books This book was worth the read and was also pretty uick

  8. Barb Barb says:

    “Blossom” by Christopher Lentz is a novel of Chinatown Nob Hill and San Francisco before and during the big earthuake of 1906 Brock St Clair and Clarissa Donohue are to be married in less than a week Clarissa reuests that Brock go to Chinatown to purchase those darling little fortune cookies for a luncheon she is hosting for her girlfriends before the wedding Brock finds a little shop that sells homemade cookies and meets an exuisitely beautiful young girl with violet eyes named Blossom They meet daily in the time leading up to the earthuake and Brock is in a uandary as to his intentions to each girl This love triangle was fraught with danger from the beginning The snobbery of those fortunate enough to be living on Nob Hill and the poverty and gang activity of Chinatown brought a true conflict of emotions to BrockI enjoyed this novel very much and was able through the author to paint my own picture of life in both sections of San Francisco I must say I rooted for Blossom throughout even while feeling sorry for Clarissa who lived in a dream world It all came crashing down during the earthuake and subseuent firestorm and decisions have to be made What happens at the end will I think surprise you I received a print copy of this book from NightOwlReviewscom in return for my honest review You can find this review on my blog at

  9. Diane Diane says:

    Blossom is the first book in a trilogy and opens in the spring of 1906 in San Francisco; a world of light and wonder teetering on the brink of vast changes soon to be wrought by the 1906 earthuake It's here that socialite Clarissa Donohue stands poised for success and here that earthuake and fire will rip apart everything she's dreamed of It's important to note that Blossom takes place over a period of only five days yet packs in enough detail and transformation to make its timeline feel much longer As chapters count down to the earthuake events assume a vivid immediacy as secrets are revealed family connections uestioned romance rears and the streets of Chinatown come alive With such a memorable backdrop and the inevitability of disaster based on historical events Blossom could all too easily have become a scenario of survival The fact that much of its action takes place in the days before the uake lends to a warm revealing story that takes its time to paint the cultural interactions and social world of San Francisco pre uake and Blossom Sun and Brock StClair's place in it before everything changes forever Between romantic tension and historical events it's impossible to not be immersed in this story of passion and tragedy

  10. Susan Csoke Susan Csoke says:

    Four days prior to the Earth uake and Firestorm of April 1906 Brock St Clair was headed to Chinatown to buy a bag of fortune cookies for his fiance twenty two year old Clarissa Donohue While placing his order he took notice of the girl making the fortune cookies Her name was Blossom and Brock was infatuated with her As Clarissa prepares for an elaborate wedding to Brock He grows closer to blossom THANK YOU GOODREADS FIRST READS FOR THIS FREE BOOK

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