Monday, April 12, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Scattered Petals

Hi everyone! Yes, it's true! I'm actually posting book reviews on this site. I'll continue to post them on my Double Booked review site for a while, but eventually most of my writing-related posts will now shift to this site.

I'm thrilled to be able to review a book for a fellow Revell author. Though I've never met Amanda Cabot in person, I received her book as a gift.

I wasn't asked to review it, but decide I'd do so, anyway, because I really liked it! Here's the synopsis:

Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston and heads for Texas, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks will leave her badly injured and her parents dead. Priscilla is determined to rebuild her life and make a home for herself in the beautiful Hill Country. But the bandits who took her parents' lives also destroyed her hope for the future. Ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows what the future holds for him, and it's not a woman like Priscilla. She deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who's haunted by memories of his mistakes. The best thing he can do is leave her alone. When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life that, like the scattered petals of her childhood, is filled with promise. But then the past intrudes, threatening their very existence.

As I said, I've never met Amanda before, but her book has certainly won me over. In many ways, it reminded me of Jeanette Oke's classic, "Love Comes Softly." The premise is similar, only with a huge twist. My heart really went out to the heroine, who faced overwhelming obstacles early on in the story. This is truly a tale of triumph and courage. It touches the heartstrings. I highly recommend this book to women who are dealing with issues of forgiveness. It will soften your heart, for sure.

Nicely done, Amanda!

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