A TENDER HOPE

21 03 2019

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A very good book.  Well worth the read.  You get caught up in the lives of 3 people right away:  Thea, Aimee, and Jackson.  There is the Gang of 4 that Jackson needs to catch.  You have Aimee looking for her birth mother.  Thea is running away from her past.  They all end up in Cimarron Creek – a very innocent town.  There is also love in the air.

The first question is, will Aimee find her birth mother and how will the reaction be from both of them?  What is the reason her mother gave her up?

What does the Gang of 4 have in common with Thea, a midwife?  Is she connected to them in some way?  Is that why Ranger Jackson Guthrie has shown up?

So many questions that will be answered in this book.  It kept me glued to it.  By the time I got half-way through the book, I couldn’t put it down!  Good job, Amanda Cabot!

As far as Thea Michener is concerned, it’s time for a change. Her husband murdered and her much-anticipated baby stillborn, there is nothing left for her in Ladreville. Having accepted a position as Cimarron Creek’s midwife, she has no intention of remarrying and trying for another child. So when a handsome Texas Ranger appears on her doorstep with an abandoned baby, Thea isn’t sure her heart can take it.

Ranger Jackson Guthrie isn’t concerned only with the baby’s welfare. He’s been looking for Thea, convinced that her late husband was part of the gang that killed his brother. But it soon becomes clear that the situation is far more complicated than he anticipated — and that he’ll need Thea’s help if he’s ever to find the justice he seeks.

Amanda Cabot

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of A Stolen Heart and A Borrowed Dream, as well as the Texas Crossroads, Texas Dreams, and Westward Winds series.  Her books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly and been finalists for the ACFW Carol, the HOLT Medallion, and the Booksellers’ Best awards.  She lives in Wyoming.  Learn more at www.amandacabot.com.

A Tender Hope became available for sale March 5, 2019, and has also been nominated for Book of the Month by Interviews and Reviews.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for this review from the publishers.

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Beneath A Prairie Moon

13 04 2018

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Abigail Brantley grew up in affluence and knows exactly how to behave in high society. But when she is cast from the social registers due to her father’s illegal dealings, she finds herself forced into a role she never imagined: tutoring rough Kansas ranchers in the subjects of manners and morals so they can “marry up” with their mail-order brides. Mack Cleveland, whose father was swindled by a mail-order bride, wants no part of the scheme to bring Eastern women to Spiveyville, Kansas, and he’s put off by the snooty airs and fastidious behavior of the “little city gal” in their midst. But as time goes by, his heart goes out to the teacher who tries so diligently to smooth the rough edges from the down-to-earth men. How can he teach her that perfection won’t bring happiness

This was a very enjoyable book.  You really got into the lives of all in here:  Abigail, Mack, Helena, Mr. Patterson…even the Sheriff.  As in all books, there is one person you actually begin to not like.  That was Mr. Nance.  With this set in the 1800’s, their talk was a little different than it is now.  Of course, you had the rich trying to teach your country folk manners to receive their wives.  Back then you paid someone to match you up with a spouse.  I call this book a prairie/western along with a mystery and romance all put into one.  That is what made it so enjoyable.  It wasn’t just a Western.  You had other aspects to it.  Kim Vogel Sawyer has a wonderful flair in presenting to her audience a wonderful story that does not neglect the Gospel message.

KimVogelSawyer

Award-winning, bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer has over 1.5 million books in print. Kim’s passion is writing stories about what happens when people place their lives in God’s hands. She enjoys teaching at writing conferences and is active in her church’s music ministry. Kim lives in Kansas with her husband

I was provided an ebook by NetGalley for this review.

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