Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Stolen Heart

A Stolen Heart 

Cimarron Creek Trilogy #1

Paperback, ebook, hardcover

March 14, 2017

by Amanda Cabot 

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800727567

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 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?

Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites readers back into Texas's storied past to experience love and adventure against a backdrop of tension and mystery in this first book in a brand-new series.

My thoughts:  A STOLEN HEART is Ms. Cabot's newest book. Lydia comes to Cimarron Creek to marry her fiance who promised all kinds of fresh starts for both of them, but when she arrives, Edgar has gone missing and not only that but he's married!!! What's a girl to do?  

The sheriff, Travis, expects her to return to New York, to her  prestigious lady's school she taught at. But Lydia seems determined to stick it out, despite the fact that she's a Yankee (in a southern town) and despite that fact that all the eligible bachelors are suddenly interested.... 

Lydia is a strong heroine, knows what she wants and determined enough to work for it. I  had to admire her pluckiness. 

I did find some of the story predictable -- the cover gave one thing away before I even opened the book -- but it was an enjoyable read and like the sheriff and everyone else in town I wanted to know what happened to Edgar.  

If you like historical romances set after the Civil War, then you'll love A STOLEN HEART by Amanda Cabot.  A must read. 


Marie Bast said...

Cute book cover, loved the premise, and can't wait to read. Sounds like a great read for a Sunday afternoon on the porch drinking an iced tea. Thanks to you, too, Laura--great comments.

Marilyn R. said...

A Stolen Heart has my name on it with the historical setting being after the Civil War. I enjoy historical romance and settings during this time period. Thank you for your thoughts. God bless.