Monday, March 27, 2017

Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1

A Stolen Heart

From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners--like her. Lydia won't let that get her down, though. All will be well when she's reunited with her fiancé. But when she discovers he has disappeared--and that he left behind a pregnant wife--Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring?

A Stolen Heart (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1) 
Published March 14th 2017
 by Fleming H. Revell Company  

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Meet the Author:

Amanda Cabot 
With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she’s sold more than thirty novels under a variety of pseudonyms. When she’s not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and – of course – reading.

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My Thoughts:
This is a story that immediately swept me back to 1880 and brought the Texas Hill Country to life.  This story brings engaging characters like Lydia Crawford, Bertha Henderson, and Travis Whitfield that weave their way into your heart quickly.  The small town of Cimarron Creek was founded by three families and Bertha Henderson is one of the oldest living relatives.  Lydia left New York with great hopes and dreams, but her arrival in Texas shattered both.  Lydia must face the fact that her life is about to change in ways she never imagined.  Her strength of character is shown through her resilience and determination.   Bertha is one of the town leaders and holds a lot of influence over the town.  Travis comes from one of the founding families, but he's never tried to use that to influence anyone.
The story has elements of faith, forgiveness, mystery, romance and trust.  This is the first book set in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy and a great way to start a series. I look forward to reading the next books in the series.  I would recommend this to anyone who loves small town intrigue and a clean, feel good romance. 
**I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review A Stolen Heart. Of course I'm delighted that you enjoyed the book and hope you're looking forward to the next one.