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Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring is an inspirational historical romance by Amanda Cabot, and the second in the Westward Winds series.

This book can be read as a stand-alone, but I would recommend reading Summer of Promise first just because there are a couple of light spoilers as to how everything turns out in that book in Waiting for Spring. So, it’s up to you. If you’d like to read my review of Summer of Promise, click here.

Charlotte left Fort Laramie after the death of her husband and birth of her baby boy. It had been necessary since her husband’s revealed criminal behavior put herself and her child in danger – so in Cheyenne Charlotte has changed her last name and pieced a new life together.

After a long, hard year Charlotte is doing well with her dress shop. Her son is doing well – but a disability noticed after she left Fort Laramie has her keeping him sheltered.

Barrett Landry has been determined to do well for himself – being a cattle baron is good and fine, but being a political figure helping the people of the state is even better. But all those around him advise him of marrying before getting too serious – someone with connections, no secrets, and a pretty picture on his arm.

Yet his heart keeps pulling him towards Charlotte – but is she keeping her past hidden from him?

Waiting for Spring features an admirable character in Charlotte. My favorite parts of the novel were the scenes between her and her son. Barrett at first seemed preoccupied with his ambitions, he took longer to grow on me – but he did.

Honestly, I felt the plot was a little bland – I wished for something more dynamic, fresher, different. Yet Amanda Cabot has penned a sweet, good-natured and great heroine and a good suspense/romance story in Waiting for Spring.

Unfortunately, the book just never really caught ground for me. I didn’t connect to much besides Charlotte. There was a strong overall feeling of predictability and a bit of frustration from me for the pieces to fall into place as I knew they would.

The romance was pleasant but I actually enjoyed Waiting for Spring less than Summer of Promise. I love the Christian aspect of these inspirational historical romances – but my personal bibliophile tastes tend to need more than a romance story. I didn’t find it here.

You might, though! If you’re interested in seamstress activity in the late 1800s and/or romance, this could be the perfect book for you!!

*Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

*I received a copy of Waiting for Spring from the Baker Publishing Group. Their generosity in no way influenced, nor sought to influence, my opinion of the novel.

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Amanda Cabot said…
Angie -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my story. I appreciate it!

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