Waiting for Spring, Westward Winds Series #2
Better than the first one
Looking forward to the third book :) I found the second was a more interesting read than the first one.
December 12, 2013
Wyoming teritory women's story
Waiting for Spring, book 2 in Amanda CabotÃ¢ÂÂs Westward Winds series, can compellingly stand alone, but it does continue the story of Charlotte Harding Crowley. Widowed Madame Charlotte, a talented clothing designer and seamstress has opened a shop in Cheyenne, where she lives with her toddler son, David. She tries to keep her past hidden as well as hoping to remain hidden from Ã¢ÂÂthe baron,Ã¢ÂÂ who seems to think she knows where an outlawÃ¢ÂÂs stash might be.
One thing Charlotte has trouble hiding are her growing feelings for wealthy cattleman Barrett Landry, who appears to be courting one of her best customers and friends, Miriam Taggert. Pressured by his friends to enter the senate race in the soon-rising state of Wyoming, Barrett appears convinced the influential newspaper ownerÃ¢ÂÂs daughter would be his best choice for a wife. But does his heart affirm the decision?
Horrible winter weather, water issues, cattle catastrophes, and financial struggles add to the drama, as well as the threat posed by the ruthless madman, the baron. All the major characters discover new insights as they face these trials. Charlotte comes to understand: Ã¢ÂÂHow wrong she had been! Asking for help was a sign of weakness, or so she had thought. Ã¢ÂÂ¦ She had been wrong. So very wrong. She had been so blind that she hadnÃ¢ÂÂt realized that by struggling to do everything herself, she was depriving others of the opportunity to be needed.Ã¢ÂÂ (page 317)
The first book in the series, Summer of Promise, is another great read, and the third book, With AutumnÃ¢ÂÂs Return, will be coming out in January 2014.
November 18, 2013
I highly recommend the first two books in the Westward Wind Series by Amanda Cabot . I took the time to read book #1-Summer Of Promise before reading book #2 Waiting For Spring. I am so glad I did because Charlotte's story starts in the first book and continues in book #2 as she is given a second chance at love. If you enjoy historic Christian romance and suspense you will love both of these books which I give 5 stars each.
The covers on these book are really beautiful and made me want to just right in and read. There is something to be said for a book with a pretty cover.
I received this book from Net Galley, Baker Publishing, Revell for my honest review. I was not paid in any way for my review.
September 25, 2013
Charlotte starts over in Cheyenne, and runs a small dress shop. Charlotte is hiding from the infamous Barron, who believes that she is in possession of stolen goods. Barrett has decided to run for a public office, once Wyoming becomes a state, but in order to promote his image as a family man he needs a wife.
Can Charlotte keep her son, and her heart, safe?
Amanda Cabot has written a wonderfully engaging tale, full of mystery, romance, and many plot twists, that keep the pages turning! I was so happy to read Charlotte's story after reading the first book in the series, though this novel can be completely stand alone.
Ms. Cabot does an excellent job of representing a young Wyoming, before statehood. And I love Ms. Cabot writes about the wonderful state where she resides, and I could tell that she put some time into the research to make sure the facts were accurate.
Overall, and excellent read that I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters were well developed and interacted naturally and realistically. A book that I highly recommend!
Ã¢ÂÂAvailable January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.Ã¢ÂÂ
I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. Thank you!
May 6, 2013