• Huck, a young man from Weston, Mississippi, sits alone in a diner, pondering the misery of his life. The weather is dreary, much like Huck’s life at the moment. An elderly gentleman joins him for a cup of coffee while riding out the storm. Huck’s life will never be the same.

    Bloom has been described as a mixture of The Notebook and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. With its unique twist on the genre, you will find yourself in love with the characters.

    Love, loss, friendship, and betrayal play out against the backdrop of the deep South. Bloom is the story of a young man’s struggle with life, a kindly old soul’s wisdom, and a love so powerful that even darkness cannot prevail in the lives of the willful. Full of raw emotion, and a stark, but real view of life, Bloom is a story guaranteed to resonate with readers on many levels, and shows we are more than the sum of our experiences.

Love for Bloom:

“I have read this book three times, each time receiving something new in the message that had been overlooked in the reading before. The author places the reader in the heart of the South, alongside his characters. If you are from the South, you will immediately feel at home. If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to live in the South, Garner can transport you there through his descriptives, beginning on page one. The story of Huck, regardless of your place of residence, carries a theme that runs concurrent to every living thing. Though the experiences of this character may vary from those of the reader, I believe that every reader can relate the experiences of Huck to some experience in their own life. This book is an interesting first read, but holds deeper messages for those seeking answers to the “Why Me’s” in their inner-journey through this life. The underlying wisdom to be found within the words of this story have to do with realizing the process and purpose behind every life experience in bringing about enlightenment and deliverance by grace into the fullness of a dream come true. After my third reading of Bloom, I believe the following synopsis will reflect my high recommendation to buy this book without giving away the story, as told by Huck. Kudos to the author in bringing about a shift in perspective and a promise of spring to those bound by the darkness of winter.

“Bloom” is the story of dreams, of angels, of trials by fire, discouragement, sorrow, of faith, fate, light, growth, love and precious redemption. It is the story of hindsight and the connection of life events that bring about the full glory of one’s dream. It’s about recognizing angels, sent to light your path and propel you forward in your darkest hour. It’s about recognizing, though not clearly defined early on, the faces in your dream as your own. It’s about understanding and recognizing the ups and downs in life as part of the process in attaining that which your heart desires. In order to receive and appreciate the fullness of your dream in life, you must first experience the opposite. For, who could fully appreciate the sight of the first faithful daffodil in February as the promise of spring before first enduring the dreary, damp, cold and colorless days of winter? It’s about endurance, as the dahlia that springs forth in May and blooms throughout the heat of summer till the first frost, that as surely as the seasons never fail to fall in order, so too, your curses are not causeless. It’s about recognizing winter for what it is, keeping a fire kindled throughout the dark and dreary days, never losing sight of the promised flicker of spring that is surely on its way. Regardless of how distant it may seem, the dream that appears so unclear, is but a seed containing your deepest hopes for life and veiled only by its protective layered seed coat. Every seed must break through the layers, pushing through the soil of darkness into the clarity of spring where it will, in the fullness of its magnificent glory, undoubtedly bloom.”