Monday, January 14, 2013

Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot

Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot

Welcome to Revell’s blog tour for Amanda Cabot’s latest release, Waiting for Spring!

Let’s begin with the summary:

After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But when a notorious robber believes she knows the location of a long-lost treasure, she flees to Cheyenne and opens a dressmaker's shop to lie low and make a living. When wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry enters the shop to visit her best customer, Charlotte feels drawn to him.

If Barrett is to be a senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming, he must make a sensible match, and Miriam has all the right connections. Yet he can't shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

Soon the past comes to call, and Barrett's plans crumble around him. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness? 

And now, my review:

First off, what’s not to love about that cover?! Amanda shared that the dress was commissioned specifically for this cover! Makes sense, since our heroine is a seamstress. Simply gorgeous!

Charlotte is a shop owner and the single mother of a blind son. We see her heroism as she cares for him herself, rather than sending him away. Then, along comes the hero and questions her decisions, though he does befriend the boy. I liked the dynamics between the three of them, even while Barrett is planning to become engaged to another character. His advisors have a specific plan in mind, a plan to further his political aspirations. And it doesn’t involve marrying a shop owner with a son.

We explore several POVs in this story, which was, at first, a bit distracting. But then we see this is because the author will develop two romances in this story. And through that, she demonstrates that love has the power to change people. All of the characters were unique.

I’d recommend this book to lovers of historicals. Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. Annette -- I'm so glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for posting the review. And isn't the cover gorgeous? Revell outdid themselves with this one.