On Lone Star Trail, by Amanda Cabot

book coverPublisher’s Overview:

A woman without a future. A man running from the past.
One enchanting place where broken dreams are mended.

If there’s one thing Gillian Hodge never wants to see again, it’s a man on a motorcycle. Her last encounter with one left her right hand crushed, ending her promising career as a concert pianist. Unsure about the next phase in her life, she heads to Rainbow’s End Resort for some R&R when a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash right in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin’s wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He has spent the past year wandering the country on his motorcycle, trying not to think about the future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God’s sense of humor.

As these broken people collide, they find that a bright future is still ahead–it just might not be the one they imagined for themselves.

Continue reading for my thoughts about On Lone Star Trail and for an excerpt from the book.

My Take:

Readers return to Texas Hill Country in a novel about how we all have hopes and fears, regardless of where we come from. TJ and Gillian come from different places in life, but they’ve both recently suffered tremendous losses and unsure where their futures lie. Now their paths have crossed at the Rainbow’s End resort where they’re asked to connect with a group of homeless teenagers. They gradually become confidantes and mentors for the teens, some of whom are looking for love and attention in some decidedly wrong places.

If you’ve read the previous book in Cabot’s Texas Crossroads series then you’ll be familiar with Gillian, a friend of the resort’s owner. If you’re new to the series, however, don’t worry. Cabot states on her website that she writes her books in such a way that you can enjoy reading them in any order. There are plenty of new characters, but fans of the series will enjoy catching up with those from the other two books. The characters cover a broad spectrum of the population: they are young and old, white and non-white, rich and poor.

Romance is the main focus of the plot but there are other elements. TJ and Gillian need to work through the changes in their lives, a vulnerable teenage girl is at risk of exploitation, and the town’s seniors need a way to occupy their time. These storylines come together in an entertaining manner to make On Lone Star Trail a breezy and enjoyable read.

Thank you to Revell for my complimentary copy of On Lone Star Trail, which I received in exchange for my honest review.

Have you read On Lone Star Trail? Do you plan to read it? Let me know your thoughts.

Excerpt

Publisher: Revell (a division of Baker Publishing)

Publication Date: 02 February 2016

Page Count: 368

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

Purchase on:   Amazon   Barnes & Noble   Books-a-million   Christianbook.com

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