A Laurel Wreath and Aspen Gold Award winner, CBA best-selling author Delia Parr is acclaimed for her enthralling historical romances. In Love’s First Bloom, Ruth Livingston’s life changes drastically in 1835. When her father—a New York City pastor—is accused of murdering prostitute Rosalie Peale, Ruth flees with Rosalie’s daughter to a New Jersey village. There Ruth lives quietly as Widow Malloy. But when brash newspaper reporter Asher Tripp arrives, Ruth fears the newsman may discover her secret.