When Jasmine Blooms by Tif Marcelo @luauthors #booktwitter #bookreview


From USA Today bestselling author Tif Marcelo comes a timeless tale of motherhood inspired by Little Women about one woman’s grief, hope, and second chance with the daughter she lost.

It’s been two years since Celine lost her daughter Libby. Desperate to escape her grief, Celine throws herself into her work, determined to be the strong, capable woman the world believes her to be. But there’s no fooling her family.

A shocking intervention brings an impossible choice: confront her grief or risk losing the family she still has. Reeling, Celine wonders what her life would have been like if she’d chosen her first love instead of her husband and avoided this pain altogether.

Celine wakes the following day and is shocked to realize that what-if has become reality. She’s with her high school sweetheart, her daughters aren’t quite her daughters, and her home is being rented by the daughter she thought she’d lost forever.

As she reconnects with Libby in this parallel world, Celine is forced to face the problems in her real life: her unwillingness to move forward, the tension that’s always rocked her family, and the hard truth that not everything can be fixed by a mother’s love.


Celine has lost her daughter, Libby, to a terrible infection. She blames herself for not checking on her and being there for her. Her grief takes over and she is avoiding all aspects relating to Libby. Her family stages and intervention. Her children want their mother and her husband wants his wife back! Celine must make a choice…face her grief or lose her family.

Well, this is a bit out of the ordinary for this author. I have been a big fan of Tif since I read North To You years ago. This is not at all what I expected. I expected a sweet romance. Well! This has a little romance but this is about grief, family and rebuilding your life together after an unimaginable death.

I love when an author expands their abilities and their talents. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. This one worked. Now, it is a bit out there with a “parallel universe”. But if your smart you will know exactly what “universe” it is! And I will be honest, I really was a bit hesitant at first but I enjoyed Celine and all her emotions. Plus, I trusted Tif to take me on a good ride! And she sure did!

Need a unique, emotional story…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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