Flora's Wish is a fun read with lots of misadventures, intrigue, and humor interwoven into the plot. Flora Brimm and her cousin Winthrop have been pitted against each other in their grandfather's will for their family estate, Brimmfield. Flora wants to keep the home in the family, so she is trying to marry and have a baby before her cousin turns thirty. She wants to provide her sister Violet with a home for as long as she needs it. In her quest to find a husband, Flora has had four fiances die on her and she's worried about the fifth one making it to the wedding on time. Will Tucker is wanted by the Pinkertons and a few others. Lucas McMinn is the Pinkerton on Will's trail, wanting to bring him in for the thefts Will has perpetrated against unsuspecting women.
Kathleen Y'Barbo is nothing if not consistent in her books, her characters have real foibles, they are funny, and they care deeply about their friends and family. I have read several of Kathleen's books and have been thoroughly entertained every time. The antics of her characters keep you on the edge of your seat as you read, yet have you chuckling and wondering what thought processes brought that character to the current predicament.
Five stars, two thumbs up, and a Pinkerton agent.