Scattered Petals is the second book in the Texas Dreams series by Amanda Cabot. Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston with her parents to the wedding of her widowed brother-in-law’s ranch in Texas Hill Country. The trip has some heartbreaking consequences and necessity draws her to the ranch’s foreman, a cowboy haunted by his mistakes.
Scattered Petals was a lovely book of forgiveness and redemption. Without giving away a major event in the book, she so delicately described the situation that it took me several chapters to get the full ramifications of what happened. Which is excellent! I really dislike it when books, and for some reason, especially Christian books, are explicit with the evil things that befall the characters.
Amanda Cabot did a lovely job of weaving the story of Priscilla Morton and the new family she finds in Texas Hill Country. I fell in love with the characters and felt that she did an excellent job of conveying their love for God without making it feel like an afterthought. I also felt that the struggles and responses of the characters were realistic and I struggled right along with them to the very end. I would highly recommend this book and in fact, I need to go find the first one!
Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thanks to Revell for providing a copy of this book for review!