Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot, ©2013

Westward Winds, Book 2
Come to Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory in the 1880s where Charlotte has begun a new life with her young son after being widowed. She seems to have found the quiet and solace she seeks after opening a dressmaker’s shop, but when a wealthy cattle baron enters the picture and secrets from her past come out, Charlotte must again face fear and danger.
Amanda Cabot explores themes of love, courage and sacrifice in the second book of the Westward Winds series. With an authentic backdrop of 1880s Wyoming, Cabot creates characters whose struggle to forge a life in the Old West ultimately win your heart.
Waiting for SpringAfter the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But when a notorious robber believes she knows the location of a long-lost treasure, she flees to Cheyenne and opens a dressmaker's shop to lie low and make a living. When wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry enters the shop to visit her best customer Miriam, Charlotte feels drawn to him.

If Barrett is to be a senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming, he must make a sensible match, and Miriam has all the right connections. Yet he can't shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

Soon the past comes to call, and Barrett's plans crumble around him. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?

Charlotte has come to feel at home ~ almost. Will it always be a lookout for safety for her and her son? Miriam Taggert, the newspaper owner's daughter, has become a steady customer of Madame Charlotte's Parisian-style clothing. Her designs have become a favorite with the under-30's. Charlotte has found her young son does not have vision. While telling the dry goods owner next door of her need for a housekeeper and someone for David's care, a young widow overhears. It is the answer for Gwen Amos and her young daughter for a home and employment.

All is going well until Miss Taggert asks Barrett to meet her at Élan, Madame Charlotte's fine shop. Miriam has asked Charlotte to form an opinion of him, as she is not certain he is a good match for her. Charlotte interacts more than she normally would with a new acquaintance, for this reason. Barrett finds her interesting because of her open opinions and inquiries of his political intents.

On David's first birthday, Gwen gives Charlotte theater tickets for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in appreciation for all Charlotte has done by giving her employment and a home. During intermission, Gwen and Charlotte go to the main level from the balcony to share their Élan gowns. As it turns out, they too share conversation with gentlemen. Charlotte is approached by Mr. Barrett Landry; Miriam goes out in front for fresh air to talk about the symphony with his newly appointed business manager, and his attorney befriends Gwen.

Simple connections are not so simple.

Waiting for Spring is Book 2 of the Westward Winds Series. It may be read as a stand-alone novel.

Summer of Promise
Westward Winds, Book 1
Christmas RosesAmanda Cabot
Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, Tomorrow's Garden, Summer of Promise, and Christmas Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the cofounder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. She lives in Wyoming.

Thank you to Revell Blog Tour Network Historical Fiction for inviting me to be a part of the tour for Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot in exchange for a review in my own words. Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot is newly available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Behind the Cover: You are going to want to read how this photo taken by Mrs. Cabot's husband, became part of the beautiful cover! 


  1. I really liked this one too. And Christmas Roses was my favorite Christmas read for last year.

    1. Holly -- Needless to say I'm thrilled that Christmas Roses was your favorite Christmas story last year. What a compliment!

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I appreciate that and loved the fact that you included so many pictures in the review.

  3. Thank you for commenting, Amanda! I enjoy photos, Scripture, and music to go with the novel themes. So exciting that your husband's photo was placed on the cover. Very nice. I am looking forward to With Autumn's Return and Elizabeth's story! Kathleen