I'm so glad I read the first in the series, Paper Roses, first and that Amanda Cabot wrote a second. Although the main focus is now on Zach, who was a minor character in Paper Roses, and Priscilla, we also keep up with many other minor characters in parallel stories which began on Paper Roses.
Scattered Petals starts out very dramatically and the character development is excellent. We share in the tragedies faced by Priscilla and Zach, feel their emotions, delight in their spiritual awakening and wonder at God's ability to work all things together for the good of those who love Him. Even the evil characters were well developed.
I especially loved Amanda Cabot's use of some new words - stretching my vocabulary and making me appreciate the 'dictionary' function on my e-reader.
I recommend this book highly and am looking forward to reading the third and final in the series.
This book presents a very difficult life situation in a realistic way. The characters are real, and the story line moves along swiftly. This is the first book by this author that I've read, but I'll look for more!
This was my first time to read any of Amanda Cabot's books and I intend to read more of them. I found this book to be just plain good reading. The characters were well developed and the story line was very engaging. I have now read the entire Texas Dreams Series and enjoyed the entire series!