Monday, January 14, 2013

Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot

After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But when a notorious robber believes she knows the location of a long-lost treasure, she flees to Cheyenne and opens a dressmaker's shop to lie low and make a living. When wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry enters the shop to visit her best customer, Charlotte feels drawn to him.

If Barrett is to be a senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming, he must make a sensible match, and Miriam has all the right connections. Yet he can't shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

Soon the past comes to call, and Barrett's plans crumble around him. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?
My Review: In the historicals I read, one of my favorite occupations for women in the Old West is seamstress/dressmaker, so when the exquisite cover of this book caught my eye, I knew it was one I had to read. It is an absolutely beautiful love story about a widow with a blind son fleeing a situation of her dead husband's making that she had nothing to do with, and the aspiring politician she falls in love with whose campaign slogan is "Landry Never Lies". Barrett is expected to marry a more "suitable" match for him, and it's painfully obvious from the beginning that there is absolutely no chemistry between them. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Charlotte and Barrett find their way to each other, as well as the secondary love stories in the book.

I liked how from the beginning we knew who the "bad guy" was, so readers can watch all of his creepiness unfold and fear for his showdown with Charlotte.

The frontier town of Cheyenne, Wyoming came alive for me in the pages of this book and I highly recommend it, as well as anything else Amanda Cabot writes.

I received a copy of this title from the publisher Revell for the purpose of this review.

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


Brandi Boddie said...

It is a beautiful cover, and the plot sounds great! I love stories that deal with adversity. Can't wait to read the intrigue about the antagonist.

Rita Wray said...

The cover is lovely and the book sounds good.


Amanda Cabot said...

Melissa -- I'm absolutely delighted that you enjoyed Waiting for Spring enough to highly recommend it. That'w wonderful.

And Brandi and Ingeborg, I agree with you that the cover is gorgeous. Did you know that the gown was created specially for this book? I've included more details on my web page.