Saturday, March 27, 2010

Book Tour and Review: Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot (Texas Dreams #2)
Publisher: Revell
Publish Date: March 2010
Paperback, 384 pages

My Review:
A beautiful story about recovery and following God's will, Scattered Petals is a story that will stick with me for awhile.

The second book in the Texas Dreams Trilogy, Scattered Petals can easily be read as a standalone.  The characters from the first book are in this book, but I didn't feel like you have missed out on anything.  I will be reading Paper Roses though because I want to know Sarah and Clay's story and Ms. Cabot's writing is  wonderful and a great addition to the christian historical romance genre.

I thoroughly enjoyed Priscilla and Zach's story.  Priscilla has so much to overcome and yet she is strong, not whining.  Zach has a past and he's a brooding character until Priscilla comes along and through the book they help each other change for the better.  A wondrous romance and well-built story.  I really enjoyed the time frame also.  I never thought I was that interested in history, but I like learning a little bit through historical romance.  I was not familiar with the time period when parts of Texas were first being settled, but this book has enlightened me some and I will be looking for more books set in this time frame.

If you are looking for a great getaway for an afternoon, I highly recommend Scattered Petals. 

About the Book:
Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston in 1856 and heads for the Texas Hill Country, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks could have heartbreaking consequences. Although attracted to her, ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows Priscilla deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who's haunted by memories of his mistakes.

When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life filled with promise. But then the past intrudes.

Book 2 of the Texas Dreams series, Scattered Petals weaves a tale of drama, love, and second chances as beautiful as the Hill Country itself.

About the Author:
Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler.


Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thank you to Donna Hausler at Revell for sending me this book for review.