The journey of Harriet Kirk is one that pulls at a person's heart strings. Forced to take on adult responsibilities at a very young age and burdened with the responsibility to keep up appearences in the small town of fortune Harriet does not get the joy of just being a child. In this story the reader is invited to travel a road of survival and ultimate healing as Harriet takes her siblings to the town of Ladreville. This is the 3rd book in the Texas Dreams series but can easily be read as a stand alone. In this we see the continued stories of characters that we were introduced to in the earlier books as well as the new Kirk family. Harriet is strong-willed, determined and goal oriented when she moves to Ladreville. Her goals are centered on making a new start for her siblings so that they each have a chance to flourish outside of the shadow of gossip from their previous town or the burden of trying to keep up appearences of the Kirk family name. Never did she consider that this move would lead her into a new life of her own - a life where she is asked to face the past and let go in order to experience a love of her own. This story is wonderfully moving.
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TOMORROW'S GARDEN by Amanda Cabot is an exciting inspirational historical romance set in 1857 Ladreville, Texas.It is the third and final installment of the trilogy
"Texas Dreams" but can be read as a stand alone. Book One, "Paper Roses",Book Two " Scattered Petals". This is the story of forgiveness,inspiration,betrayal,alcoholic parents,fear of fire,fear of drowning,finding love,finding a home,overcoming the odds and finding happiness in a small town in Texas. When Harriet, moves her and her five siblings to Ladreville,Texas to be their schoolmarm she never dreamed she would finally find a home and happiness for herself and her siblings.When Lawrence, accepted a position as sheriff and town mayor of Ladreville he never expected to fine peace,love,acceptance and happiness.Together,Lawrence and Harriet will find the peace,love,leaving the past behind,healing,following their hearts and obeying God that they seek.This is an amazing finale to this intriguing trilogy that will move through time and grab your heart. You will find characters from the other two books in this series will reappear in this one.This is a great story.A must read if you enjoy an inspirational historical romance that will keep you turning the pages.As you watch this couple and the siblings learn to accept things and become more confidant in their surroundings.As others cause them problems,Harriet will learn to be more patient,accepting of others help and God's purpose in her life. Harriett's oldest younger, sister,Ruth, finds her place in the world,and her own love.Lawrence learns God's purpose for his life and that love can be found when you least expect it.The plot is well written with a few twists and turns,a fire that nearly kills the children and Harriet,a flood,hurt feelings,new life, and new loves.I enjoy this author's writing and would highly recommend not only this book but the others in this series also.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group and My Book Addiction and More.
After reading the other two books in The Texas Dreams Series, I will have to say I enjoyed this one very much. The writing was excellent and the subject matter new and different. A school teacher caring for her five siblings was so different from single school teachers. Harriet Kirk was an interesting character and one Amanda created very well. I had not liked Lawrence Wood in the last book, but this one changed my opinion of him. He was portrayed as a very caring person. To me, the book addressed dealing with our fears. It was presented very well. Good job Amanda!
This western romance reminded me of the old John Wayne westerns - bigger than life! It has everything a romance novel should, including a handsome hero, a beautiful heroine and many interesting support cast members. It has heart-rending problems and dangers for the characters to encounter and overcomem. And, of course, it includes the courting with the excitement and the heartbreak of falling in love. This was the third in a trilogy and I had already read the first in the series. I wish I had read the second before reading this book, although it will stand alone. It makes you curious to know the backstory so I guess if you read this one first you will go back and read Paper Roses and the second in the series too!