Thursday, November 6, 2014

At Bluebonnet Lake: A Novel (Texas Crossroads #1)

  • Series: Texas Crossroads (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800734343
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.

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. Learn more at

My Impressions: 

 This is the first book I have read by this author and although the story was a little slow in place I enjoyed it overall. I adore stories where the guy or gal are taken out of their comfort zone and thrown into something unexpected, but life changing. Amanda and Greg were great characters. Full of life, humor, emotion, insecurity and desire for greatness and change in life, even if they did not know exactly how that looked.

I will admit I am not a romance junkie, but more of a crime/mystery type of gal, so part of me wanted to chop big sections of this book where I felt the plot was being dragged out and throw in some more actions or plot twists, but honestly I think it was probably perfect for those out there who love these kind of stories. The author takes her time really cementing the bond between Amanda and Greg in showing both characters hearts and depth of devotions to one another. I also adored Grandma Sally and her relationship with her "gentleman caller." It was sweet and romantic.

I think the only thing that disappointed me was the restoration not being completed, but then again this is only the first book in the series. I for one am eager to pick up the next book the author turns out in this series.

I received this book free from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest opinion in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission Guidelines.

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