From the Back of the Book
From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners - like her. Lydia won't let that get her down, though. All will be well when she's reunited with her fiance.
But when she discovers he has disappeared - and that he left behind a pregnant wife - Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring?
Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites you into Texas's storied past to experience adventure, mystery - and love.
I loved this book! This is the first book in Amanda Cabot's Cimarron Creek series. I also really enjoyed the second book in the series, A Borrowed Dream, and you can read my review of that book here.
I liked Lydia right away and she kept me reading through the first half of the book. I liked how she treated Aunt Bertha, I liked that she was independent, and I liked how she started a confectionery.
I also liked Travis. What a great hero! He was a gentleman who wanted to do the right thing. He radiated integrity.
I thought the relationship that developed between them was perfectly paced.
The mystery kept me turning the pages in the second half of the book.
There was talk about rape throughout the story as well as a violent scene.
If you like historical Christian fiction, I highly recommend this book. I am looking forward to book three in the series!