Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot

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"Her future stretched out like the clear blue Texas sky.

But a storm is coming.

Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah Dobbs arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom--a man she has never met but whose letters, her paper roses, have won her heart from afar. But there is a problem--Austin Canfield is dead, and Sarah cannot go back East.

As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin's brother Clay wants nothing more than to shake the Texas dust from his boots, but first he must find his brother's killer. And then there's Sarah.

Something is blooming out in the vast Texas landscape that neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit, and the promise of redemption blows like a gentle breeze through the prairie grasses.

Book 1 of the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses will sweep you away with a tale of love, loss, and tantalizing possibilities."

    The title of this book immediately caught my attention and an interesting story seemed to lay between its covers. I was not disappointed! Amanda Cabot weaves a delightful story in this book and I was glad I read it.

    I extremely enjoyed the character of Sarah. She is very independent and daring, but the secret she hides is heart-breaking to say the least. The other characters- Pa, Clay, Isabelle, etc... - add greatly to the charm of the story. Also, it was wonderful to witness the redemption of Sarah and Clay (them receiving Jesus as their Lord and Savior).

    The romance in the book is very predictable; however, the mystery of who killed Austin, Clay's brother, is simply that- a mystery. When the murderer was revealed, I was in complete shock. I would have never guessed that person!

    This book ends in a suspenseful and wonderful way. I highly recommend it and hope to read the rest of the series (Texas Dreams). This book can be purchased at, etc....

    If anyone is inspired to read this book because of this review, let me know. I would enjoy sharing in your reading experiences:-)

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