Wednesday, March 23, 2016

On Lone Star Trail

On Lone Star Trail: A Novel 

Texas Crossroads #3 

Paperback, ebook, hard cover

February 2, 2016

by Amanda Cabot

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Revell 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800734336

A woman without a future. A man running from the past.
One enchanting place where broken dreams are mended.

If there's one thing Gillian Hodge never wants to see again, it's a man on a motorcycle. Her last encounter with one left her right hand crushed, ending her promising career as a concert pianist. Unsure about the next phase in her life, she heads to Rainbow's End Resort for some R&R when a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash right in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin's wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He has spent the past year wandering the country on his motorcycle, trying not to think about the future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God's sense of humor.

As these broken people collide, they find that a bright future is still ahead--it just might not be the one they imagined for themselves.

My thoughts:  ON LONE STAR TRAIL isn't Ms. Cabot's best novel. Unlike the first book in this series, especially, the characters in this book were flat, undeveloped and... I couldn't care for them.  TJ's wife died and he's living her bucket list for her, but without her. He's very much grieving and very much not ready for a relationship. And along comes Gillian who is recovering from an accident that cost her career and she plays two men along until the end of the book.  

I also had some questions about the realistic-ness of a motorcycle accident that rendered TJ stranded in town. I admit I've never been in a motorcycle accident, but I have ridden them back in my teenage, I'm invincible years, and those things are heavy. Not only that but if you were to be flipped over a guard-rail - and tumble down an incline, you'd be hurt more than a bruise or two. 

If you love romantic fiction and read the first two in the series, you will want to finish it out with ON LONE STAR TRAIL.  The other two books were At Bluebonnet Lake and In Firefly Valley. 3 stars. 

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