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Catherine Whitfield is Cimarron Creek's dutiful schoolteacher, resigned to a life without love or family. She has a justifiable mistrust of all physicians since a previous treatment killed her mother. Austin Goddard moves to Cimarron Creek and poses as a rancher to protect his daughter from a dangerous criminal. He has been hiding the fact that he's a doctor until his medical skills are needed. When he gets to know Catherine, he begins to wonder how long he can keep his secret.
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Cimarron Creek Trilogy
My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily's DilemmaAndrea BoeshaarBarbour Publishing / 2017 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 62 Reviews
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Austin Goddard is a newcomer to Cimarron Creek. Posing as a rancher, he fled to Texas to protect his daughter from a dangerous criminal. He's managed to keep his past as a surgeon a secret. But when Catherine Whitfield captures his heart, he wonders how long he will be able to keep up the charade.
With a deft hand, Amanda Cabot teases out the strands of love, deception, and redemption in this charming tale of dreams deferred and hopes becoming reality.
MJSHNJAge: 35-44Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5a book of forgiveness and dreamsMarch 20, 2018MJSHNJAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the first book by Amanda Cabot that I have read and it was quite enjoyable. I did not read the first book in this series (A Stolen Heart) but that did not detract from enjoying this book. This definitely can be read as a stand-alone novel. The author combines good, easy-to-read writing with a fast-paced plot and great characters in a small Texas town of Cimarron Creek in 1881. Anyone who likes a well-written historical romance will love this book.
Catherine is a school teacher who is jaded in her view of love and marriage. Austin is a plastic surgeon from Philadelphia now turned rancher who comes to Cimarron Creek, hoping to outrun a thug who wants his professional services. Austin's young daughter and a teenaged neighbor add details and heart-warming scenes to the plot as hints of danger from the thug's minions who are looking for Austin play subtly in the background. A recurring theme of extending forgiveness and reconciliation is evident throughout the lives of the characters in the book. I also learned something new regarding plastic surgery as a medical subspecialty in the late 1800s.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Interviews and Reviews via NetGalley. I was not required to write a favorable review. All comments and opinions are solely my own. (
Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A BORROWED DREAMMarch 20, 2018Ellen/oceansideS D CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4A BORROWED DREAM by Amanda Cabot. Revell Publisher
Take a trip back to 1881 , Catherine is a school teacher, with haunting dreams. Of being in Paris, a woman who looked like her, and looking at her, but couldnt save her. A new rancher in area, a widower, wanting to keep his daughter Hannah safe, coming from Paris, and would be a new student. Austin had a past, and wanted to keep it that way, had a good kid helping him at the ranch. This was a good plot, and you love the characters. A training that had to be denied, because someone was after you. Or the abuse of children, when father values his cows over his son. It is a touching story that Amanda does so well, as in her other books. Given ARC by Net Galley and Revell Publisher for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
tish5 Stars Out Of 5Great bookMarch 20, 2018tishQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Second book in the series Cimarron Creek. . Loved it from page one to the end. Read it in one day. Could not put it down. I always enjoy Amanda Cabot's books. This is a story of Catherine Whitfield who is a school teacher. She losses her Mother and can not trust medical doctors. She blames the Doctor for killing her mother due to the bleeding treatments he performed. She treats her students so they do not have to go through that treatment. Austin Goddard is a newcomer to Cimarron Creek. He has a daughter who is school age. He pretends to be a rancher to hide a secret and protect his daughter. He is a surgeon. Catherine and Austin meet and sparks begin to fly. Will they find love or will his secret destroy him?
Sandra Burson4 Stars Out Of 5Sweet Exciting BookMarch 19, 2018Sandra BursonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a great historical Christian romance. It is full of deception, redemption, suspense and sweet love. I so enjoy reading a love story that slowly and believably builds as the plot goes along. Amanda Cabot's characters are well developed. Catherine a young school teacher was someone I would want as a best friend. If I were school age, I also would have really enjoyed having her as a teacher. She was always encouraging to her students and friends. Catherine put others first, never thinking of herself. Austin a doctor turned rancher was new in town. He was a man with secrets and a past. Throw in a couple of delightful kids and it makes for a perfect story. The plot has it's bad guys. You need a couple of characters you just love to hate, to complete the novel. Just when I thought I had the story figured out, along came more twist and turns. I enjoy Amanda Cabot's writing and would recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing through NetGalley, Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Lovely Story!March 17, 2018Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 43.5
"There are many kinds of love . . . . Sometimes what we call first love is nothing more than infatuation . . . . . Last love is what endures."
Catherine Whitfield is certain that pursuing any sort of personal relationship with the handsome new widower in town is out of the question; after being jilted once before, she has no intention of being a second choice for any man. Comfortable in her occupation as Cimarron Creek's school teacher, she continues to grieve the recent passing of her dear mother, while avoiding the use of the town doctor to treat any of her sick students; after all, she is convinced that the man accelerated the death of her mother with his barbaric treatments.
Austin Goddard's transformation from renowned surgeon to Texas rancher was created out of desperation. He has moved his young daughter Hannah across the country to Cimarron Creek, in order to begin a new life, miles away from the criminal intentions of an East Coast thug. When he enrolls Hannah in Catherine Whitefield's classroom, her generous smile and capable spirit easily capture the attention of both father and daughter. However, as long as Austin is forced to remain in hiding, his secrets must remain intact.
As one begins this novel, any preconceived notions of predictability soon disappear, as the author skillfully injects surprising plot twists within her sweet story of "borrowed dreams".
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated are entirely my own.