Book Review: A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot, A Cimarron Creek Trilogy, Book 1

". . . a man would have to be blind in both eyes not to be dazzled." (23)

Title:  A Stolen Heart
Series: A Cimarron Creek Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Amanda Cabot
Publisher:  Revell
Release Date:  March 1, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Historical Fiction 

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 fiancé. 

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.

". . . a man would have to be blind in both eyes not to be dazzled." (23) And dazzled you'll be with Amanda Cabot's newest release, A Stolen Heart, the first book in a new series, Cimarron Creek Trilogy. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. With the reserved hearts of both main characters; one with a broken heart the moment she stepped off the stagecoach, and the other, years of seeing what marriage have done to his parents, we can see what kind of hurdles these two will face.
"Men can't be trusted where love is concerned." (136)
A story filled with characters you'll love, a love that builds through trust and friendship, and a mystery that sets the plot in motion, A Stolen Heart may just steal your heart. Plus the swooniness of one town sheriff and the sweets of one confectioner will take away any hesitation you have in finishing this story in one sitting. The sweetness doesn't end with the sweets sold in the sweet shop, but the gift that only true love can give, that's priceless.  Contrary to the first line of the book, this read will not be a mistake. 

"Pride may be a sin, but not acknowledging God's gifts is equally sinful." (68)

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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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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  1. I have not read this author but this book and story seems to be a good way to get acquainted. thanks for your comments on this one.
    Paula O

    1. Paula, I definitely think so! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I loved this book. Amanda has a way with words.

  3. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review A Stolen Heart. I appreciate your comments, your creative way of showcasing the story, the great picture, and, of course, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the story.

    1. Thank you Amanda for stopping by! I appreciate you taking time to read my review. As I said before, I love this story and I look forward to the rest of the series!


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