Thursday, January 17, 2013

Book Review - "Waiting for Spring"

I have been waiting for Amanda Cabot's second book in her Westward Winds series to be released ever since I finished book one, "Summer of Promise" and I was disappointed at all!  "Waiting for Spring" continues on from book one and tells of Charlotte moving on after her husband's death and trying to hide from the Baron and protect her son David.  Charlotte has not told her new friends where she has moved from and she has changed her name that she goes by in order to protect herself and her son from the man who believes that her deceased husband stole money.  Charlotte is happy sewing dresses and being able to spend time with David.  When she meets Barrett whom is courting Charlotte's friend Miriam, Charlotte realizes that she may not be content as she thought she was as she finds herself developing feelings for Barrett.  The more time that they spend together and how he interacts with her blind son David, Charlotte finds herself opening up and finally trusting someone with her past.  However, danger is closer than she realizes until she finds David and herself, as well as the ones she loves in danger.

I loved this book as much as the first one in the series and cannot wait for book three!  I am assuming that book three will focus on Elizabeth, but I am hoping that the three sisters, Abigail, Charlotte and Elizabeth will all be reunited and will all play roles in the third book. I loved the characters this book, and the relationships between them.  Charlotte is not afraid of what others think of her as she is friends with those of the upper class and yet she takes the time and sacrifice to sew for those whom others look down upon on.  Gwen and Miriam are both great friends to Charlotte and play such vital roles in the story.  Barrett really discovered himself in this story and followed his heart instead of just his head and I love the interactions between him and Mr. Yates as well as his brother.  This is a must read for historical fiction fans, but I encourage you to start with book one!

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

1 comment:

  1. Kristie --
    I'm absolutely delighted that you enjoyed Waiting for Spring enough to call it a 'must read.' Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book.