Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Stolen Heart

GIVEAWAY

CABOT, AMANDA
A STOLEN HEART

The future she dreamed of is gone. But perhaps a better one awaits...

From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners -- like her. Lydia won't let that get her down, though. All will be well when she's reunited with her fiance.

But when she discovers he has disappeared -- and that he left behind a pregnant wife -- Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring?

Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites you into Texas's storied past to experience adventure, mystery -- and love.

My Review:

Sweet romance with a kick of mystery in Texas Hill Country.

Lydia steps off the stagecoach in Cimarron Creek only to have all her hopes and dreams dashed in a matter of minutes. Never mind that the bearer of bad news is an altogether swoonworthy sheriff who tries to help her out of a bad situation.He's a tad gun-shy when it comes to ladies and she's sworn off men for good. It's a match made in heaven -- not!

I love the way this story unfolds. Lydia finds unexpected allies in a southern town that tries to hold her personally responsible for the outcome of a war that ended fifteen years earlier. And she finds a new purpose that helps her slowly win over the crusty citizens of this quaint Texas town...and gain the admiration of a certain sheriff.

The mystery angle was a huge surprise for me and I loved it! It grows more puzzling and then downright sinister as the story progresses. Danger and action; tender romance and the strength of community all contribute to sweet reader satisfaction. And, hooray, this is the first book in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy so there's more fun to come.

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Stolen Heart please leave a comment or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter via email please remember to include the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 23 2017. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

40 comments:

  1. I've read & reviewed this one myself. It was the fist book by Amanda I've ever read, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, she exceeded those expectations I tell ya! What a delightful read and Lydia had a lot to overcome by fighting off prejudices. She did a beautiful job of doing so, in my humble opinion ;-)
    I definitely recommend this book! I'll be going back to read her back-list books for certain!

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    1. I'm looking forward to the other books in this series. There's one character in particular I'm looking forward to reading about next.

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  2. I love the cover of this book. It pulls me in wanting to know why the young woman has the look she has on her face. It's like a "Hmmmm" moment. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. It's a pretty cover, isn't it? Good luck, Cindy.

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  3. I have never read any of Amanda's books but they sound good and I have definitely heard of her. 😍
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy. 😃 iamabho at gmail dot com

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    1. This is a great place to start! Good luck, Linda.

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    2. Thanks I also wanted to let you know that Author Cathy Bryants has All of her Kindle Amazon books (E-Books I know you don't read them but I'm sure others do) Except one for FREE One is the Miller's Creek Novels (All 6 in the series) and The other is a series of Womens Devotionals

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    3. That's good book news for sure. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

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    4. Hers are still free and now All 7 of LN Cronks Chop Chop Series is FREE and they all have at least 4.5 if not 5 star reviews :)

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  4. Her books are fun to read. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I've never read anything by Amanda Cabot, but this book sounds really good. Thank you for the chance to win!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I really enjoyed this one. Good luck, Melody.

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  6. I enjoy Amanda' books. It's time for romance in Texas!
    Thanks, paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  7. Sounds like a book I would really enjoy. Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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    1. Glad you like it too. So much fun to share book happiness!!!

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  9. I always enjoy Amanda Cabot. The setting of this makes it more interesting, also, to any of us who have visited the Hill Country, particularly during the Spring wildflower season. Scenic area and very interesting historically. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. I've never been to Texas at all but I've read so many books set in that state that I feel like I have. Good luck, CC.

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  10. I'm a Northerner and I'm rooting for Lydia. Texas is a giant state with a gigantic heart and I can't wait to find out what happens. Thanks for entering me in the giveaway, Kav!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. It's are really interesting angle for the plot -- that prejudice against a Northerner in their midst. Good luck, Diane.

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  11. Would love to read it!

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  12. I thought it was interesting that there was a pregnant wife but now I am even more intrigued by the mystery you talked about. I'm adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for the review and giveaway. momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Lots of twists and turns in this plot, Loraine. Good luck.

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  13. It sounds like Lydia has her work cut out for her. I haven't read any books by Amanda yet but it sounds like I need to. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's a great start to a promising new series. Hope you get a chance to read it. Good luck, Donna.

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  14. Amanda's books never disappoint! Cute cover too!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Yes -- I need to read more of her books. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  15. I love this cover and Amanda writes amazing books. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this one!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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

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  16. I read and enjoyed one of Amanda's earlier series, but it's been a while since I've read anything by her.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's hard to keep up with all these great authors, isn't it? Good luck, Patty.

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  17. What a fun review! Ms Cabot write about realistical issues, which is just my kind of thing!

    Count me in, please.

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

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    1. You're counted, Janka. Good luck.

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  18. I'm so excited for all of the positive feedback with this book. I haven't read anything from Amanda Cabot and you and Trixi have me convinced I'll enjoy this one. ------ tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Here's hoping you get the chance soon. Good luck, Terrill.

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