Title: A Stolen Heart
Author: Amanda Cabot
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Description from Goodreads: “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 fiancé. 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 readers back into Texas’s storied past to experience love and adventure against a backdrop of tension and mystery in this first book in a brand-new series.”
Review: This was a wonderful book. Filled with romance, mystery, and community this book won’t disappoint. I fell in love with the town of Camarron Creek immediately and Aunt Bertha became like another grandmother to me. I felt so many emotions while reading this book, mostly happiness but there were definitely some serious and sad parts to this book, that the happy moments were far more special.
The way each of the characters grew throughout the story kept me hooked and made me strive to be a better person and as forgiving as they are. This was a perfect example of how forgiveness can lead to far better things in life than holding a grudge.
The fact that Lydia opens a candy store had my mouth watering for those delicious treats! Add in the handsome sheriff, a beyond sweet “grandmother”, and some mysterious shenanigans and this is a book you won’t want to miss!
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*