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MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5SUSPENSE, ROMANCE AND SURPRISES!!March 25, 2017MoonpiePRYORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Christian, crime, mystery, romance, historical novel, who would think it could be done!? Author Amanda Cabot did and she has succeeded with this wonderful novel!
The author really showcased her writing skills with this new book!
Poor Lydia Crawford uproots herself from her New York home, quits her job as a school teacher, and heads to Texas to meet the love of her life, finance, Edgar. Upon arriving with engagement ring in hand, not only does she find that Mr. Right has disappeared but has also left behind a pregnant wife! In the face of the shock and pain of this betrayal, she also finds that even though the civil war has been over for 15 years, the hostility of the town people toward Yankees had not abated.
Little did she know the handsome and very helpful sheriff, Travis, who meets her at the stagecoach, was going to be her protector and new romance? As the story progresses you see how perfectly matched they were to each other, both, kind, giving and caring people. He senses her dilemma and immediately finds her a place to stay and work with his great Aunt Bertha. Aunt Bertha is rich, and has strong influence. Someone the residents dare not cross. This gives Lydia protection from the cruelty and acceptance in the community. An added blessing is the closeness the two quickly develop. Lydia is a strong woman of faith. She trusts God and believes she was brought her to here for His purpose, but she has no idea what that is.
Though the town is small it harbors many mysteries and Lydia aims to discover them. Soon after her arrival a string of minor crimes begin to occur. She teams up with Travis to get to the bottom of it. The characters were well fleshed out and delightful. You feel as if you knew them personally. The descriptions of the town and activities of the characters were vivid. I like feeling as if I am there and a part of the story. The plot was entertaining and intriguing. You will be kept guessing! A great book. I was very happy to see that this is a trilogy so more books are to come!
I was provided a copy of this book by Chosen books, with no expectation of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5a fun town to visitMarch 23, 2017JaquelynAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Stolen Heart is the first book in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy. After reading this book I am looking forward to what Amanda Cabot writes next. This book was set in the 1800s and I enjoyed visiting this small town from back then. It was interesting seeing the tension between what people call the Northerners and everyone else. This story follows Lydia and Travis as she accustoms to a new town with the help of the sheriff.
This trip has turned out way different than Lydia was planning. Thinking she was going to finally marry her fianc she is shocked to find out that not only is he already married, but also missing. Determined to find out what happened Lydia isn't leaving no matter how she is treated. Travis the town sheriff is also anxious to find out what happened to one of his residents. Can they work together to solve the mystery? Or will they only get in each other's way?
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Historical Romance with just a little mystery mixed in. I really enjoyed the characters and can't wait to see them again in the next book. I had fun trying to solve the mystery and was dying to see what was going to happen next. I received a copy of this book from Revell publishing in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.
Hookmeinabook4 Stars Out Of 5Great new story with Mystery, romance and so much more...March 23, 2017HookmeinabookQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot is the story of Lydia Crawford, who traveled from New York to Texas to meet her Fianc. The only problem was when she arrived, she discovers that he is already married and not only is he married but it seems that he has disappeared leaving his pregnant wife behind. Lydia not knowing what she should do decides to stay in Cimarron Creek since she has no family left in New York and she gave up her job already. But did she really want to stay in a town with resentment for Northerners and an abundance of secrets?
Sheriff Travis Whitfield is determined to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Edgar Ellis. Did he run away or did someone attack him. Is he dead or alive? Then he has the puzzle of Miss Lydia Crawford. He knows that she came looking for Edgar but will not say what their relationship was. He knows that since their last names are not the same, they are not brother and sister but it is strange that she showed up so soon after he disappeared...
Then mysterious things start happening, Stores are robbed but the thief did not take the most valuable things and there were no signs of a break in, a barn was set on fire, pigs were poisoned and it seems that someone attacked Mrs Opal. Are all of these things connected? There has never been trouble in Cimarron Creek before Lydia came, could the events be connected to her? Then when Lydia is accused of murder it is up to Travis and Lydia's Friend Catherine to clear her name. Can they prove her innocence before the town decides her fate?
So A Stolen Heart is Book one in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy and I cannot wait for the next book! I loved the characters and the way Mrs. Cabot described the town and the residents there. Though the genre is Historical Romance there was so much more to the story, There was romance, suspense, mystery and a small bit of dangerJ
My only issue was the end. It came to such a climatic ending and then it was like Poof everything was as it should be, almost like nothing had happened. It just seemed to come together too easy at the end but otherwise it was a fantastic book.
Overall I give it 4 out of 5 Stars ****
I would like to thank Revell , A division of Baker Publishing Group for allowing me to review this book in exchange for a free copy, I was not required to write a favorable review, just an honest one.
Heidi MainCary, NCAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome read, complex characters, nice little mystery mixed in!March 22, 2017Heidi MainCary, NCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Stolen Heart was an awesome read! For starters, I really liked the premise of why Lydia went to Cimarron Creek and how she handles herself when she discovers that her fiance has disappeared AND is married to another woman. Great conflict from the start. I also fell in love with Aunt Bertha, such a gentle and generous woman. She was the voice of reason for both Lydia and Travis.
The backcover copy doesn't make this historical novel sound like a mystery, but it is! Of course, it is more romance than mystery, but the mystery behind some unsolved crimes adds more depth to this novel and allows for a spectacular ending. If you haven't read A Stolen Heart yet, pick up your copy today!
joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5GOD stole my heartMarch 21, 2017joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Stolen Heart is a story of prejudice. This is also a story of mysteries of fires, death of animals an people, missing people and misunderstandings and believe it or not even worse than that - if that is even possible. Lydia faces a lot of North/South prejudice on her journey to Texas to her Aunt's. She goes there to meet up with her fianc but she gets there to find him gone and married already. She meets the sherriff and good that she did - personally and well not so personally. This book is brilliant, exciting, exhilarating, mysterious, grievous, infuriating, and flamboyant. You go through so many emotions with this book and you definitely love this book when you are done. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.