Monday, February 29, 2016

On Lone Star Trail - Texas Crossroads 3 - by Amanda Cabot

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About the book:

A woman without a future. A man running from the past.
One enchanting place where broken dreams are mended.

If there's one thing Gillian Hodge never wants to see again, it's a man on a motorcycle. Her last encounter with one left her right hand crushed, ending her promising career as a concert pianist. Unsure about the next phase in her life, she heads to Rainbow's End Resort for some R&R when a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash right in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin's wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He has spent the past year wandering the country on his motorcycle, trying not to think about the future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God's sense of humor.

As these broken people collide, they find that a bright future is still ahead--it just might not be the one they imagined for themselves.

My review:

I really enjoyed this story about two people looking for second chances!  I found it very interesting how both TJ and Gillian weren't sure what to do next in work and life and that they both ended up at the Rainbow's End Resort.  They both had been through some trauma and had dreams crushed, but where Gillian kept her faith in God, TJ had turned his back.  It was satisfying to see their relationship develop as they involved themselves with the local teenagers and community.  I loved how Gillian was willing to help whoever needed it.  I could also relate to her trying to figure things out on her own instead of giving God that burden.  TJ was dealing with a deep grief and anger and it was wonderful to see how they helped each other.  I really enjoyed their emotional and faith journeys;  I really like when characters grow throughout the story.  There was also another wonderful man who was interested in Gillian and she had a tough decision to make.  There were some sweet romantic moments.  I liked seeing characters from the previous books, though this one worked as a stand-alone.  I got a little frustrated with TJ and his reluctance to tell Gillian how he felt, but overall I really liked both characters.  I highly recommend this novel!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Amanda Cabot

    Amanda Cabot

    Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, Christmas Roses, At Bluebonnet Lake, and In Firefly Valley. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best....
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  1. Veronica -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read, review and recommend my book. I appreciate that! And, of course, I'm delighted that you enjoyed reading about Gillian and TJ's journey.

    1. You're welcome! I look forward to the next one!