Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot

Book review of A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot (Revell) by papertapepins



The future she dreamed of is gone. But perhaps a better one awaits . . . 

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 fiancĂ©. 

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?

I generally enjoy these stories, they're an easy read and kinda fun because of the setting and characters however I found this one too over the top sugary for me, and not just because of the candy descriptions! I have in the past read other historical romances by Ms Cabot and enjoyed them, for example the Texas Dreams series, but to me this one was not up to the same standard of readability. 

When Lydia arrives in Cimarron Creek to join her fiance and finds out not only has he disappeared but he has a pregnant wife in town she recovers quickly and with the help of the local sheriff finds herself living with his eccentric aunt. She needs a way to support herself and goes into business with this aunt by opening a sweet shop. Meanwhile there's a crimewave to solve ...

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

THE AUTHOR

  1. Amanda Cabot

    Amanda Cabot

    Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of At Bluebonnet LakeIn Firefly Valley, and On Lone Star Trail, as well as the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, and Christmas Roses. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW...
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