Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Waiting for Spring - Giveaway!

Update: Saturday, 1/19/13 9:45 pm WINNER!

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Waiting for Spring
(Westward Winds)
Amanda Cabot
(Revell)
ISBN: 978-0800734602
November 2012/400 pages/$14.99

A new identity may protect her family-but can it protect her heart?

After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But she can find no rest from the ghosts of the past and flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together.

Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. He needs someone with connections. Someone without a past. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, Tomorrow's Garden, and Summer of Promise, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the cofounder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at her website.



MY THOUGHTS

I've been eagerly anticipating this novel since I read the first one in this series, Summer of Promise (which I reviewed here), and I was not disappointed. Waiting for Spring can be read as a stand-alone as it takes place in a different setting and time than the first novel, but I predict it will make you want to read her sister's story in the first book! However you choose to read it, this is a not-to-be-missed novel! Amanda Cabot creates characters that practically step off the page. Although Charlotte could be rather annoying in the first novel, hardship and loss have matured her, and I longed for her to find happiness and a safe haven. Cheyenne, Wyoming in its early days provides a setting that vacillates between the rugged Wild West and a more settled and civilized community. A bit of danger and suspense add to this delightful read.

GIVEAWAY

I have an additional copy of this book to give to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on this post by 8:00 PM CST Saturday (1/19/13) and I will randomly draw a winner. US mailing addresses only. You must include an email address if you do not sign in to comment so I can notify you if you win. Winner will have 48 hours after notification to respond or another winner will be chosen.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell 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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15 comments:

Kara said...

I just love that cover! So pretty. I haven't read any Amanda Cabot, but it definitely sounds like I should start. :)

Diana Ferguson said...

Love this interesting story line!

pol said...

I love reading stories where the gal has lost much in life and needs to pull up her... and start over again, with more determination and grit.
Love the era of the story and this author is one I have read and liked.
thanks for sharing about the author-story and the giveaway..
Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

karenk said...

i love amanda's novels...thanks for the chance to read her latest one.

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Johnette said...

ooh how wonderful! I would love to win and read her book! Thank you for this opportunity!
My email is:sunydey26@aol.com

auburnchick said...

Sure would love to win another book for my classroom! Sounds like a great story!

Marissa said...

I can't wait to read this book!! Looks great-especially the cover! :)

marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

Mary Lou said...

I love Amanda's books. Sounds like it would be a great read.

Mary Lou
dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

Anonymous said...

I'd love a copy.
lesaneace@msn.com

Andrea said...

What a great book! Would love to read it.

andrea2russia@hotmail.com

Merry said...

I've been hearing great things about Waiting for Spring, please add me to the drawing. Thanks!
Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Amy Campbell said...

I'm looking forward to Amanda's release. Just recently read one of her stories and became a instant fan!
Thank You for giveaway.
Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

tickmenot said...

I would love to win this book. I am anxious to read this, especially when you said how realistic they are.

Blessings!

ischu9@aol.com

Megan Parsons said...

What a great review! I'd love to win this book and I love her dress on the book!!!! makeighleekyleigh at yahoo.com

Amanda Cabot said...

Linda -- I'm absolutely thrilled that you called my story "a not-to-be-missed novel." What a wonderful compliment!

And for the rest of you ladies, I hope you enjoy the story. It was so much fun giving Charlotte a second chance.

As for the cover, Revell always does a great job, but they outdid themselves with this one.