On Lone Star Trail


Can two hurting individuals find healing on a trip to the Lone Star Trail?


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Title:  On Lone Star Trail
Series: Texas Crossroads, Book 3
Author:  Amanda Cabot
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  February 2, 2016


ABOUT THE BOOK

A woman without a future. A man running from the past.
One enchanting place where broken dreams are mended.

If there's one thing Gillian Hodge never wants to see again, it's a man on a motorcycle. Her last encounter with one left her right hand crushed, ending her promising career as a concert pianist. Unsure about the next phase in her life, she heads to Rainbow's End Resort for some R&R when a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash right in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin's wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He has spent the past year wandering the country on his motorcycle, trying not to think about the future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God's sense of humor.

As these broken people collide, they find that a bright future is still ahead--it just might not be the one they imagined for themselves.

                                                                                                                                                                          

MY THOUGHTS

On Lone Star Trail is the third and final book of the Texas Crossroads series by Amanda Cabot. With the right amount of past, present and future that balanced the journey of our two main characters, TJ and Gillian; On Lone Star Trail is uplifting, encouraging and inspiring in accepting challenges and letting go to let God be in control.
"Let go and let God...Surrender. Accept God's will.  Seek only His approval." (285)

I enjoyed this story, and also want to go back and meet Kate and Greg in the first novel of Texas Crossroads and see how Rainbow's End all started.  I found TJ and Gillian's pain and uncertainty of their future realistic in many ways. Have any of you lost a beloved or what you had thought was your future crushed right in front of your eyes? Or a challenge in your life that you've struggled with? That's what makes TJ and Gillian so real as I read On Lone Star Trail.  I want to cheer for them, I want to pray for their healing and hoping they'll find their next steps.  With the side story of the families living in RVs with disgruntle teenagers and building a senior center brings purpose into both TJ and Gillian's lives as they sort out their emotions and find God's plans for them.  Sometimes, we just need to trust that there is another way, another road, and another plan He has for us.

Yes, in all On Lone Star Trail is a wonderful conclusion to a series set in this small town in Texas. The characters, short presence as some were, are entertaining and intriguing enough to warrant another look into the Texas Crossroads series. The only thing I would say is I wish there was more. By the end of the story, there was so much potential for more to the series, or at least for the characters, such as Mike, and Brianna and Todd. Then, I was hoping for more interaction or final closure between Gillian and her father. Even so, On Lone Star Trail concluded the series on a sweet note, and that's what it's about, a future, and with possibilities in many directions.



NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, Christmas Roses, At Bluebonnet Lake, and In Firefly Valley. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming.


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3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Gillian and TJ's story. As for more books in the series ... I never say never.

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  2. Amanda, thanks for dropping by! O, you made me a happy girl. Would love to see a story for Mike. He wasn't my favorite but I was drawn to him and his genuine interest in Gillian and the fact that he didn't realize what his family was doing. Thanks!

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  3. I am going to check out this series, sounds great!

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