Tahira in Bloom by Farah Heron
As soon as I saw the cover of this book and that it was written by Farah Heron, I could not wait to read it. Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Amazon Publishing for my gifted copy and for having me on tour.
My favorite thing about this book was all of the diversity from different cultures and identity. It was a great YA-style enemies to lovers story with the angst and tension between Tahira and her neighbor/nemesis. Tahira has great relationships with her friends and her family who are so supportive of her dreams to be a fashion designer, even when some of their pressure could seem like a little too much at times.
When 17 year-old aspiring designer Tahira’s fashion internship falls through, her parents have a backup plan, she’ll work in her aunt’s boutique in the small town of Bakewell, the flower capital of Ontario. She’ll get the experience she needs for her college applications and her best friend is joining her. But, she can’t deal with the garden-nerd next door, Rowan.
When a flower-arranging contest offers Tahira the design connections she covets, she realizes that she is in need of Rowan’s help. As she learns that floral design is almost as great as fashion design, Tahira finds out what she is made of and made for.