Seeds of Intention
“Seeds of Intention is a captivating, intricate love story with relatable, layered characters, well-drawn settings, and a satisfying ending. Andrea Thome is an excellent, graceful writer. Her characters are so real you'll feel as though you've known them for years. Thome deftly builds the romantic tension and chemistry between Garrett and Willow, keeping readers engrossed until the end. A tasty treat for romance fans!" —NY Literary Magazine
Is it more important to have roots, or wings?
Garrett Oliver has just settled into his job as heir apparent to one of the most renowned master gardeners in the country. After a difficult few years, he's found a home and a renewed purpose at a famed resort in the secluded Smoky Mountains. The stars seem to be aligning for Garrett as he plans a future with his college sweetheart and envisions a simple life with her in the mountains of East Tennessee.
Willow Armstrong, fresh off a painful breakup, is coming home to Knoxville to care for her ailing father. She finds herself in the right place at the right time, landing a dream job alongside Garrett—as his boss. As they are thrown together by their work, an undeniable magnetism grows between them, despite the fact that Garrett is ready to start a future with someone else. Circumstances persist in drawing them closer, and an unexpected opportunity in Colorado prompts Willow and Garrett to wonder if a life together out west might be beyond anything either of them had dared to imagine.
2018 Silver Winner, IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award
"Thome's followup to her well-received Walland takes readers on a gentle ride through a rustic Tennessee setting, perfect for cultivating romance as well as lush fields. The second book in the Hesse Creek series treats fans to new developments with old favorites, while also welcoming newcomers." —RT Book Reviews
"Seeds of Intention [is a] beautiful romance in a gorgeous setting. Thome knows how to paint a picture that makes readers feel like they are in the same room as her characters…From Tennessee's Blackberry Farm to Aspen, this love story will keep you turning the pages quickly." —Kristina Hickey, Librarian, Columbus Metropolitan Library
"The relationships throughout the book were inspiring. I loved the way everyone was there and supported each other. It was such a delight to read...I am really hoping there are more books to come!" —The Book Bag Blog
"Sweet romance lovers, this one is for YOU! Andrea Thome's Seeds of Intention has just enough spice to create passion, just enough turmoil to add depth and reality and just enough true friendship to go around and leave you smiling!” —Tender Book Blog
Andrea Thome is a former broadcast journalist and longtime wife of retired major league baseball player, Jim Thome. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children and spends her spare time traveling and pursuing her other passion, photography. Walland is her first novel. She is currently working on the second book in the Hesse Creek series.