Thursday, February 19, 2009
"Paper Roses" by Amanda Cabot
Her future stretched out like the clear blue Texas sky. But a storm is coming. Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah Dobbs arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom--a man she has never met but whose letters, her paper roses, have won her heart from afar. But there is a problem--Austin Canfield is dead, and Sarah cannot go back East. As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin's brother Clay wants nothing more than to shake the Texas dust from his boots, but first he must find his brother's killer. And then there's Sarah. Something is blooming out in the vast Texas landscape that neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit, and the promise of redemption blows like a gentle breeze through the prairie grasses. Book 1 of the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses will sweep you away with a tale of love, loss, and tantalizing possibilities.
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Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, and an avid traveler.
Her website: www.amandacabot.com
My Thoughts:“Paper Roses” was anything but the typical romance story. By the cover I expected a simple little love story, but this tale is twisted with mystery, murder but most of all- redemption. Usually in Christian fiction, one of the main characters is a believer, but neither Sarah nor Clay has a personal relationship with Christ. In fact, they ignore Him. In time they do come to Him and admit their feelings for each other. The one part that I liked most about this story was that even though Clay was a widower, he wasn’t harsh or uncaring as most widowers are portrayed. Yes, he is bitter and overcome with grief at the loss of his wife, but he isn’t without a heart. I eagerly look forward to “Toward the Sunrise,” the second book in the series which will debut in January 2010.