Sunday, November 9, 2014

At Bluebonnet Lake by Amanda Cabot

Overview: Her life is set to warp speed. His is slowing to a crawl. But love has its own timing.

Marketing maven Kate Sherwood's world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is grind to a halt at Rainbow's End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. Still, she cannot deny her ailing grandmother's request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week fifty years ago. There, Kate meets Greg, who appears to be the resort's unassuming handyman. But there's more to Greg than meets the eye--billions more, in fact.

Kate isn't looking for romance, but she can't deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate's long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?

Amanda Cabot invites you to step into a place away from the pressures of the day. You might be surprised by what you find at Rainbow's End.

ISBN-13: 9780800734343
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Series: Texas Crossroads , #1
Pages: 384
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Book Extras: Excerpt | Discussion Questions

My Review: Amanda Cabot is an amazing author. She created a vivid picture of Rainbow's End and Texas' famed Hill Country. I felt as if I stepped through the pages of the book right into Rainbow's End Resort and ate some of Carmen's delicious Chocolate Pound Cake! From the descriptions to the characters, I was immersed in the story and didn't want to put the book down.

From the first page, I felt a connection with Kate and Greg. It was immediately apparent that the two were at a "crossroads" in their lives (whether they realized it or not) and I was glad I joined their journey through the pages of this story. Kate is a beautiful young lady (inside and out) whose priorities got mixed up along the way. Greg is handsome, charming, and at a point in his life where he doesn't know what to do. Their romance was swift and sweet. It didn't feel rushed or forced.

Each character is on a transitional journey in their lives. Kate doesn't realize her life is heading in the wrong direction until she comes to Rainbow's End and is forced to take a look at her life and the decisions and choices she's made. Greg has to overcome some painful memories from his past, so he can move on to the future God has prepared for him. 

Overall, I loved this story, and from the excerpt Amanda provides for In Firefly Valley, book 2 of the Texas Crossroads Series, this is going to be another amazing series!

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Revell Reads blogging program in exchange for my honest review.*

About the Author: Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, and Christmas Roses. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers Best. She lives in Wyoming. 

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