Waiting for Spring

If you like historical fiction, especially set in the West, you will probably like Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot and is the second in the Westward Wind series. This book is set 1886 in the Wyoming Territory and is a story about an independent woman named Charlotte who is making a life for herself and son, in Cheyenne, working a dressmaker.

Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot

Charlotte has a secret though and had to tell some lies to keep her secret hidden. As you all know, secrets have a way of being discovered and as things start to unravel so do the lives of those around her. She also has something to fear but won’t allow herself to talk to anyone about it, even her family in another state.

Power, politics, social standing and money are not important to Charlotte, but they are to Barrett Landry, a wealthy cattle baron, who Charlotte fast becomes friends with.

This is another book where a sweet friendship develops into love but not without some bumps along the way, including a kidnapping! Not your typical courtship to say the least.

I loved Charlotte’s strength of character to overcome her past, her son’s disability and turn it all into something good.

Barrett Landry was a true gentleman and I loved how he eventually got around to wooing Charlotte and her son.

I found it ironic that Barrett eventually went back to doing what he left home to avoid. There’s something about our roots that can call us back to the very depths of that is familiar and comfortable; and find real happiness in the process.

Waiting for Spring was a sweet story in which Amanda captures the Wyoming Territory for it’s wealth, poverty and realities of being a cattle baron, shopkeeper and dressmaker. Not to mention the intriguing aspect of living among common criminals without even being aware.

This was what I consider a “candy” read. Easy, predictable and not very challenging. However, I liked the book, a candy read is the kind of book I like to read to relax without any heavy duty thinking and a way to spend a pleasurable time away from every day life and the stress that goes along with it.

“Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Faith and Family Reviews received the following product in exchange for writing a review. While we consider it a privilege to receive products to review, our reviews are our honest opinion and thoughts of the product.

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19 comments

  1. I love all your book reviews! Gives me lots of great books to add to my list!

  2. Aw, this sounds like a great book. It’s nice to have a “candy” read every now and then.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Your book reviews are so great. They make me WANT to read

  4. Lolo says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  5. This sounds like a great book. I really need to find more time to read, I seem to only read when I am on a plane!

  6. Looks like a great book.

  7. I love easy reads in the summer by the pool…

  8. Awww, thanks ladies. Glad they make you want to read more. Reading and TV tend to be my “escape”. And I love to take advantage of the slower winter months.

  9. Mom Foodie says:

    Sounds kind of interesting.

  10. Lisa says:

    I think my mom would really like this book.

  11. “candy read” is a cute name! I call them junk food books, so similar, but your name is cuter. :)I love that kind of book though! I’m adding this to my list to check out!

  12. Sheri says:

    I like that term “candy read”. I will have to adopt it, lol. Sometimes a nice light read is fun.

  13. Jenn says:

    Nothing wrong with a candy read. Thanks for the review!

  14. I like books like that too. I try to pepper light reads in between tougher ones.

  15. Maryann says:

    I like the term candy read – sometimes those are the best reads.

  16. Marcie W. says:

    Ooooh I love the late 1800’s setting and era. This story looks fun!

  17. Amanda Cabot says:

    This is the first time I’ve seen one of my books described as a candy read, but I have to say I like the term. Who doesn’t need (or at least) want candy occasionally? Thanks, Theresa, for taking the time to read and review Waiting for Spring.

  18. Thank you for dropping by, Amanda! Glad you like my coined term “candy” read. :) During the winter I take much time away to enjoy “candy”;)

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