Friday, 26 March 2010

Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot


Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston and heads for Texas, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks will leave her badly injured and her parents dead. Priscilla is determined to rebuild her life and make a home for herself in the beautiful Hill Country. But the bandits who took her parents' lives also destroyed her hope for the future.

Ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows what the future holds for him, and it's not a woman like Priscilla. She deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who's haunted by memories of his mistakes. The best thing he can do is leave her alone.

My take:~

Amanda Cabot surprised me! I knew Scattered Petals would be written well but assumed, given the synopsis, it would be a retelling of similar tales I have read in many an historical fiction novel. While the plot was not unusual, the prose and the character development was insightful and noteworthy. The after effects of Priscilla's trauma are authentic and Zach's internal battle unfolds naturally. Scattered Petals was thoroughly engaging and proves Amanda's writing is getting better with each story she pens.

With thanks to Revell for my review copy

Relz Reviewz Extras

Character spotlight on Priscilla & Zach

Review of Paper Roses

Character spotlight on Sarah & Clay

Interview with Amanda

Visit Amanda's website

Buy Amanda's book at Amazon or Koorong


Juju at Tales of said...

I love good characters :)

scrappy quilter said...

I can't wait to read this book.

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