Monday, March 22, 2010

Scattered Petals

From the moment I glimpsed the bluebonnets on the cover, I knew I would enjoy this book set in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Scattered Petals is Amanda Cabot's second novel in the Texas Dreams series, but each novel stands alone. Texas is a young state when Priscilla Morton and her parents make the long journey from Boston to Texas for a wedding. Just as they are nearing their final destination, unspeakable tragedy happens and Priscilla's parents are killed, leaving Priscilla alone with her grief, her emotional scars, her fear, and her determination that no man will ever again touch her. Safely ensconced in the care of her newly married friends, Priscilla discovers that her heart is much more difficult to protect.

Ranch foreman Zach Webster is busy managing two ranches and trying to tamp down the memories of a hurtful and guilt-ridden past. While he's resolved never to give his heart to a woman, he nevertheless finds himself drawn to Priscilla and longing to keep her safe.

When danger arises and intrudes on their world once more, Priscilla and Zach must decide if they can break free from the grasp of their previous trials and if God's redemption and restoration is sufficient.

Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler.

You can learn more and purchase this moving novel at the publisher's website.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Books as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

Oops? ... unspeakable tragedy happens and Priscilla's parents are killed, leaving Amanda alone with her grief ...

This one sounds like a good read.

Anonymous said...

Is it Jack or Zack, or does it matter? Looks like a good read.

Mocha with Linda said...

Quilly & Debbie, apparently being up most of the night with my sick girl took its toll on my brain! LOL And would you believe I even read it before I published it?! Thanks for catching those errors - they're fixed now!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Sounds like a good read. I have a soon to be 15 year old who is an avid book worm. Would you consider this age appropriate??? I am alway on the look out for boos for her.

I'm making a not of the author and title of this one.


Linda said...

Sounds like a good read, thanks for the review!

Cathy said...

This sounds really good!

Amanda Cabot said...

Robin -- I'd love to tell you that the book is suitable for your daughter -- and it probably is, if she's a mature teenager -- but you might want to read the first chapter (which is excerpted on my web site) and decide. I don't want to add a spoiler here, but there are some difficult subjects in that chapter.