Monday, October 27, 2014

At Bluebonnet Lake

GIVEAWAY

CABOT, AMANDA
AT BLUEBONNET LAKE

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 Review:

Wow -- so excited that this is the first in the Texas Crossroads series. Not only is At Bluebonnet Lake a stunning contemporary romance, but Cabot has laid some wonderful groundwork for the future books. She says there will be at least two more. I'm hoping for way more than that.

Love the whole idea behind Rainbow's End. The symbolism brings a certain magic to the story. But the physical resort is completely captivating too. I totally want to visit -- especially if I get to meet Kate and Greg in person. 

Don't you just love it when romance takes a heroine unawares? Especially a ladder-climbing executive type who has no intention of setting foot in Texas again after this one vacation with her grandmother. Never say never, Miss Kate Sherwood, especially when God has different plans for your future.

Though Kate is career-oriented, she's kind, compassionate, funny and dedicated to her grandmother. Really, why would Greg even try to resist? Well, he doesn't try hard, though he is at a crossroads of his own and hesitates to add romance into the mix.

There is a great inspirational thread seamlessly woven into the very fibre of this story. I love how natural it felt -- and though both Kate and Greg are Christians, they learn a lot about trusting God not just with their future, but their present and their past as well. Some really powerful testimonies touched me during the course of this read.

Simply put -- At Bluebonnet Lake is a special blend of inspiration and romance that will lift your spirit and touch your heart. It doesn't get any better than that, right?

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of At Bluebonnet Lake please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 2 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc."

25 comments:

  1. This sounds like a delightful story! I would love to visit Rainbow's End! Thanks so much for the wonderful review and giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  2. It looks like this will be wonderful series. Anxious to read this first book.
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  3. This sounds like a sweet romance book too read.
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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    1. I really enjoyed it -- loved the setting as a backdrop to. It almost had a personality of its own. Good luck, Danie.

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  4. I have been waiting for Bluebonnet Lake, it sounds wonderful. I love the resort name, you know it has to be a special place for romance!
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    1. It definitely is, Merry. Good luck!

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  5. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  6. I think this sounds like a wonderful story, Kav! Thank you for sharing!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  7. Another great review, Kav! I love unexpected romances as well!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Sounds like a great read. Please drop my name in the hat. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. You're in the draw, Anna. Good luck!

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  9. I enjoy Amanda Cabot's writing style. This looks like it would be no different! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!
    Blessings!
    Kelly Y.
    kelly AT dkcountryarts DOT com

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    1. I think she's only written historicals before this, right? I really enjoyed the way she handles a contemporary setting. Good luck, Kelly.

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    2. I think you're right...I've only read historicals from Amanda. I was surprised to see a contemporary, but excited to read it! :)

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  10. We all need a lift of spirits now and then ... thanks to you KAV we get one a lot through your effort. rrwalter34 ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Becky. Good luck!

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  11. Thanks for the review of this book Kav. I like the cover. Please add my name to the give-away. Maxie
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    1. It's a great cover, isn't it? It has a real sense of motion in it. Good luck, Maxie.

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  12. Oh, I just saw another review for this and thought it looked cute! Would love to be entered, and thanks for hosting these giveaways, Kav :)
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    1. You're welcome, Nicole. Good luck.

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