Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tomorrow's Garden

Hello all! Thank you for patiently waiting for my next book review. I know it's been a while (over a month!!) but I was busy with school, which apparently is more important that leisure reading. :p

Tomorrow's Garden is the third and final installment in Amanda Cabot's Texas Dreams series. Here we meet Miss Harriet Kirk and her brothers and sisters. We also revisit Lawrence Wood, former Texas Ranger and new mayor and sheriff of Ladreville.

Miss Harriet Kirk is going to be Ladreville's new teacher. She is also the sole caretaker for her brothers and sisters after her parents death.  She has an extreme fear of fires (for a good reason) and an independent streak a mile wide. She is also sheltering the secret of her past life. She doesn't want anyone to feel sorry for her or her family for what they have gone through, which is why she moved to Ladreville in the first place. She is also determined to remain single, she fears she doesn't know how to love. So why does Lawrence Wood make her want to scream in frustration with his protective nature and melt into his arms with his bright, eager mind and sparring words??

Lawrence signed a 6 month contract. After that, he's leaving Ladreville. Period.... or so he thought. Harriet Kirk envokes emotions in him that he never thought he could feel. He fights them, as she does, relentlessly until events happen and they think they will never see each other again. Harriet and the people of Ladreville make him feel like he is finally home, so why is so insistant that he won't stay?

We also get a glimpse of the sweet love story between Harriet's sister, Ruth, and the new minister Sterling. I wish we could have read more into their story, but what we get to read of their romance is sweet and satisfying.

This story didn't quite capture my heart the way the other two did, but it was still a good book. I won't deny that. I'm not sure what it was missing, but for me, it was missing something. Read it for yourself and let me know what you think!!