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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Book Review: {Summer of Promise} by Amanda Cabot - Revell Blog Tour

About the Book: 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 Review: Summer of Promise is Book 1 in the Westward Winds series, and begins in Wyoming Territory, June 1885.  It is and my first novel by Amanda Cabot, but it won't be my last.  I've read many good things about her Texas Dreams series. 

I found Summer of Promise to be an enjoyable story, with morsels of suspense, intrigue, faith, and romance.  Mrs. Cabot is a very skilled writer, and is to be commended for crafting a satisfying story.

The characters and setting are well written, and I appreciate the unique historical aspect of the story. The story moved along at a nice pace, and I really liked the added suspense that was woven into the love story.  There was plenty going on to keep me turning the pages.

I think fans of Christian Historical Romance will enjoy this offering by Amanda Cabot.  Book 2 of the Westward Winds series will be released in the Spring of 2013, and will focus on Abigail's sister, Charlotte.  

**Thank you to Revell Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book for review, in exchange for my honest opinion.**
**Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.**


  1. Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed Summer of Promise and are looking forward to the second book. I am, too.

  2. You're quite welcome, Amanda! Thank you for stopping by! : )