Synopsis: Marketing maven Kate Sherwood’s world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother’s request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week (albeit fifty years ago). There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort’s handyman. But there’s more to Greg than meets the eye–billions more, in fact, as he recently sold his successful software company and is at the resort in search of what’s next for his life.
Kate isn’t looking for romance, but she can’t deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate’s long-sought promotion take her back to the big city? – Goodreads
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Giving a new author a chance can be difficult. That is the place I was in when picking up this new novel from historical author, Amanda Cabot. At one time I did own several of Amanda’s books, but since I never read them I put them in a “donate” or “giveaway” box. As this is Cabot dipping into my favorite contemporary genre, this review is the resulting thoughts.
There is story after story that seems to tell the tale of a person returning to or finding a small town. Often in the result of that, the climax is about them understanding or coming to terms with “home” or God in their life. Boiling it down, that is essentially what this story is about. It’s cute, fluffy and the kind of book anyone can read on a rainy afternoon. I did enjoy its (overall) likeability and the familiarity with which the characters march across the pages.
However there is something lacking that the writing or concept never quite makes up for. I don’t think I can pinpoint any one thing aside from personal quibbles, which in no way should sway anyone from enjoying this. Fun characters keep the story interesting and in this Bluebonnet Lake world, there is definitely many possible set-ups for future stories. There’s some slow portions, and if I’m being honest, I’m not the biggest parallel love stories fan.
Minus these minor issues, this is a sweet read. If you like sweet stories you read on one of those cozy afternoons, At Bluebonnet Lake might be your jam.
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Author: Amanda Cabot
Source: Publisher Provided
Publication Date: 2014
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Series: Texas Crossroads, book 1
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Sincere thanks to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book for reviewing purposes.