Review: A Borrowed Dream by Amanda Cabot, Book 2 of Cimarron Creek Trilogy

"Last love endures. That's what everyone deserves." (84)

Title:  A Borrowed Dream
Series: Cimarron Creek Trilogy
Author: Amanda Cabot
Publisher: Revell
Release Date:  March 20, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction
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There is no such thing as an impossible dream . . . 

Catherine Whitfield is sure that she will never again be able to trust anyone in the medical profession after the local doctor's treatments killed her mother. Despite her loneliness and her broken heart, she carries bravely on as Cimarron Creek's dutiful schoolteacher, resigned to a life where dreams rarely come true.

Austin Goddard is a newcomer to Cimarron Creek. Posing as a rancher, he fled to Texas to protect his daughter from a dangerous criminal. He's managed to keep his past as a surgeon a secret. But when Catherine Whitfield captures his heart, he wonders how long he will be able to keep up the charade.

With a deft hand, Amanda Cabot teases out the strands of love, deception, and redemption in this charming tale of dreams deferred and hopes becoming reality.


I adored A Stolen Heart, the first of Amanda Cabot's Cimarron Creek Trilogy.  I tend to worry when picking up the next in a series after a strong opening, but I assure you, there is nothing to worry about when it comes to A Borrowed Dream, the second installment set in the quaint little town of Cimarron Creek. 

Like A Stolen Heart, the cover of A Borrowed Dream will have already pulled you in. Unlike the sweet pink of a story focused on a confectioner, the blue in this one gives a more serious tone with a feeling of solidarity. I can't be sure if I love the brewing friendship romance between Catherine and Austin more, or the storyline itself between our main characters and Hannah and Seth more. There's a bit of a mystery and suspense going on with the danger that lurks, but the message of forgiveness, of truth, and of love beyond blood gave great development to A Borrowed Dream and I enjoyed every page of it. Plus, don't you just love school teachers and children in stories? In all, A Borrowed Dream is delightful as it is insightful, and I can't wait for the third book in the series!

Disclaimer: I received a 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 A Stolen Heart, as well as the Texas Crossroads series, the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, and Christmas Roses. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at

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  1. I'm absolutely delighted that you enjoyed both A Stolen Heart and A Borrowed Dream. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my books.


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