At Bluebonnet Lake, by Amanda Cabot

book coverPublisher’s Summary:

Her life is set to warp speed. His is slowing to a crawl. But love has its own timing.

Marketing maven Kate Sherwood’s world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is grind to a halt at Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. Still, she cannot deny her ailing grandmother’s request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week fifty years ago. There, Kate meets Greg, who appears to be the resort’s unassuming handyman. But there’s more to Greg than meets the eye–billions more, in fact.

Kate isn’t looking for romance, but she can’t deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate’s long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?

Amanda Cabot invites you to step into a place away from the pressures of the day. You might be surprised by what you find at Rainbow’s End.

My Take:

Amanda Cabot’s entrance into contemporary romance is an absolute delight to read. Although Kate and Greg are the main characters, there’s also a strong focus on Kate’s grandmother, Sally, who also has a life changing experience in Texas Hill Country. (Side note: I always find it a little weird to find my given name used as a character name in a novel.)  Rainbow’s End is a resort that is a little past its prime, but Cabot’s description of it meant that I could see the potential in it from the start. The romance between the central characters is the main theme, but it’s how they interact with the locals that caught my interest. These are people who rely on the local economy to survive, something that many of us can probably relate to. Watch out for young Fiona, who is determined to find a new daddy and points out various men as possibilities for her widowed mother. Not even Greg can escape her eye!

contest bluebonnetAt Bluebonnet Lake is a breezy read, although not without its dramatic elements. There are characters to both like and dislike, and a message about following both God and your heart.

The potential of the Rainbow’s End resort made it a place I wanted to revisit. I’m happy to say that book two of the Texas Crossroads series is due out next spring. It’s called In Firefly Valley and features two characters that didn’t appear in At Bluebonnet Lake but were mentioned. They both have a connection to Rainbow’s End through those that make it their home.

Thank you to Revell for my complimentary copy of At Bluebonnet Lake, which I received in exchange for an honest review.

Have you read At Bluebonnet Lake? Do you plan to read it? Let me know your thoughts.

Read an excerpt from At Bluebonnet Lake

Publisher: Revell (a division of Baker Publishing)

Publication Date: 21 October 2014

Page Count: 384

Read more on:   Amanda Cabot’s Website   Revell’s Website

Purchase on:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Books-a-million


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