Friday, July 24, 2009

Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot

Sarah Dobbs is not a typical mail-order bride. Given the cold shoulder after a riding accident gives her a limping gait and then shunned after her parents' shameful death, Sarah cannot abide living where she is no longer welcome.

Taking her 2 year old sister with her, Sarah arrives in Texas to find that her groom has been murdered.

Clay Canfield, the murdered groom's brother, brings Sarah to the family ranch until she is able to make plans to go back home. He is unprepared for Sarah's declaration that she will not be leaving Texas.

As Sarah begins to make her new home and Clay searches for his brother's killer, will they both realize that Sarah was always meant to be the Canfield bride?

This is Amanda Cabot's first book in her Texas Dreams series. This is also the first time I have ever heard of her. The back of Paper Roses says that Amanda is published under several pen names, so perhaps I have read other books by her...?

I thought that the book was well-written and had some surprising twists. If you enjoy prairie/west type books, I think this will be a good author to try out!

I can't find any info as to when book two will be released. I'm excited to see if it will continue Sarah and Clay's story or someone new altogether. I'd like to know more about Isabelle...

Recommend: YES

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Amy said...

Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest. This sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing the author.

Robin said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
Have a beautiful weekend

Amanda Cabot said...

Stephanie --

Thanks so much for the kind words about Paper Roses. I'm delighted that you enjoyed it and are looking forward to the next books. The second book Scattered Petals will be available in March 2010. Although Sarah and Clay make cameo appearances, the story revolves around Zach Webster and Clay's sister-in-law Priscilla. And, yes, Isabelle is there. She started as a very minor character, but she had a mind of her own and now is an important character in all three Texas Dreams books.

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