Monday, January 30, 2012
Summer of Promise, a review
Though she had planned to spend the summer in Vermont, 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 Fort Laramie, Wyoming. When her stagecoach is attacked, Wyoming promises to be anything but boring. Luckily, the heroics of another passenger, Lieutenant Ethan Bowles, save the day.
Abigail plans to marry when she returns to Vermont, just as soon as she attends to her sister. As the summer passes, she finds herself drawn to this rugged land and to a certain soldier determined to persuade her to stay. When summer ends, will she go back East, or will she find her heart's true home?
Amanda Cabot has penned a stellar romantic adventure in Summer of Promise. I fell in love with character, Abigail, from the beginning. Cabot brought alive her personality in just the first chapter, and continued to do so throughout the novel. I love how Cabot brought Abigail and Ethan together, from their first interaction which maintained an important part of the story. Secondary characters were exciting having been set up in the first couple chapters. I found the mystery surrounding the robberies, as well as Abigail's sister's marriage, wonderful plots, and very attention holding. I am looking forward to Charlotte's story- this writing was superb!
Available now from Baker Publishing Group. Thank you to Revell for the complimentary copy in return for an original review.