Saturday, February 4, 2012

Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot

Book Description:
Though she had planned to spend the summer in Vermont with her sweetheart, Abigail Harding cannot dismiss her concerns over her older sister. Charlotte's letters have been uncharacteristically melancholy, and her claims that nothing is wrong ring false, so Abigail heads West to Wyoming. The endless prairie seems monotonous, but when her stagecoach is attacked, Wyoming promises to be anything but boring. Luckily, the heroics of another passenger, Lieutenant Ethan Bowles, save the day.

When circumstances--and perhaps a bit of matchmaking--put Abigail and Ethan together, there's certainly attraction. But Abigail is planning to marry another man and return to life in Vermont as soon as she is finished attending to her sister. And Ethan loves his life in the Army and the wilds of Wyoming. When summer ends, will Abigail go back East? Or will she fall in love with this rugged land herself?

Book 1 of the new Westward Winds series, "Summer of Promise" is a tale of following your heart to unexpected places. Readers will enjoy Amanda Cabot's passionate characters and vibrant setting in the beautiful high prairie.
My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this one!  Abigail is to get married, but first she HAS to travel out to Wyoming to check on her sister.  She seems troubled and Abigail is determined to take see of her.  After a long and interesting trip, she arrives at the Army Fort.  When she confides in  Lt. Ethan Bowles she begins to wonder if a life in Vermont is what she really wants.
The author did a wonderful job with both the characters and the story line.  I was expecting just a romance, but there was a roller coaster of emotions in the romance portion and then she added some mystery!  Abigail is a strong lady with a big heart.  Ethan's beliefs on love are challenged and he has a mystery to solve.  All in all a good book.
I rate this a 5/5.  It took a bit to get going but it was great!
Thank you to Revel for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Ashley --
    I'm absolutely delighted that you enjoyed Summer of Promise. Thanks for the lovely review.