Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Texas Crossroads #1

At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads, #1)
Publisher: Revell
5 Stars

A Brief Description:
Marketing maven Kate Sherwood’s world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother’s request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week (albeit fifty years ago). There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort’s handyman. But there’s more to Greg than meets the eye–billions more, in fact, as he recently sold his successful software company and is at the resort in search of what’s next for his life.
Kate isn’t looking for romance, but she can’t deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate’s long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?

This is the first book in the Texas Croassroads series by Amanda Cabot which I obtained from NetGalley for a honest review without bias. 
This story takes us to the Dupree, Texas and to Rainbow's End which is a vacation campground. 
Sally Fuller is in her 70's and would like to go and visit Rainbow's End where she and her husband spent their honeymoon years ago.  She want to remember the good times they enjoyed there, but she also wants to reconnect with the granddaughter they had raised, Kate.  She feels Kate works too hard and needs to put her life back in prospective.
Kate's boss has reluctantly given her a month off for vacation, but has made the requirement that she must keep in touch by phone while gone. 
Greg Vange recently sold his business in California and to say he made money would be an understatement.  Right now he's trying to figure out where the Lord is leading him. He had a difficult childhood and as a result is not really close with his family.  He has come to Rainbow's End looking for a new direction in his life. 
Both of these young people have come to a crossroad in their lives, but only one recognizes it.  Does God lead you or does your heart?  Each must answer that question and find the answer.  This story illustrates that each of us can only follow one path the one the heart  and brain directs or the one God has for us. 
This is a beautiful story about what starts out as a friendship that turns into much more.  The well developed characters, storyline and imagery will drew me into the story and kept me turning the pages.  I loved the underlying message of the story about God's love and direction.  I would recommend this story to anyone.

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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