Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Review of Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

In Scattered Petals, author Amanda Cabot offers readers the last book in her beloved Texas Dreams series. Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston and heads for Texas, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks will leave her badly injured and her parents dead. Priscilla is determined to rebuild her life and make a home for herself in the beautiful Hill Country. But the bandits who took her parents' lives also destroyed her hope for the future. Ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows what the future holds for him, and it's not a woman like Priscilla. She deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who's haunted by memories of his mistakes. The best thing he can do is leave her alone. When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life that, like the scattered petals of her childhood, is filled with promise. But then the past intrudes, threatening their very existence. Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler.

I really like historical Christian fiction. That is what I try to read most. Occasionally I will read a contemporary CF but historical is what I like:) This book is the second installment in a series. I have not read the first one so I am coming into the middle of a series. I was able to follow all of it but it did help for me to go and read a review of the first book to get an overview of what had happened in the first book.

This one starts out with a family traveling west for a wedding. A tragedy strikes and the young lady travels on having to recover on her own. I personally did not like how graphic some of this was. I realize things happen but it was a little more telling then I would like. I did like how realistic the author was in her writing. The young lady does not just automatically bounce back and recover. Nor does she take forever in mourning and healing.

As far as the young man in the story, he has secrets of his own, which you don't find some of them out until near the end of the story. He is very likable is kind of distant at first but gets better during the story.

This author does a good job or writing. She pulls you into the story!! I can't wait for the next book to come out so I can find out what happens to the "ranger".

Thanks to Baker Publishing for sending me a complimentary copy to review.

Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Karen Lange said...

Hi Charity,
Thanks for sharing this review. The book sounds interesting. BTW - there is an award for you over at my blog today. No pressure, just wanted you to know that I appreciate your blog.

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