Friday, May 22, 2015

In Firefly Valley by Amanda Cabot

In Firefly Valley by Amanda Cabot

She's lost her dream job--but has she found the man of her dreams?

Devastated by a downsizing, Marisa St. George has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it means a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow's End resort. The only silver lining: Blake Kendall, a new guest who might make her believe in love at first sight. But will Marisa's dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers Blake's real identity?

This warm and witty story of dreams deferred and mistaken identity will have you believing in second chances.

Praise for Amanda Cabot

"Amanda is a master at creating authentic characters with foibles and dreams."--Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of A Light in the Wilderness

"Uplifting and inspiring, the story speaks to the way nostalgia wisely finds a place in the modern world."--Publishers Weekly starred review of At Bluebonnet Lake

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, Christmas Roses, and At Bluebonnet Lake. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at

Here is my review of this enjoyable romance:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Amanda Cabot and her publisher for sending me a copy of "In Firefly Valley" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.
In Firefly Valley” by Amanda Cabot is the charming sequel to Cabot’s first novel in the Texas Crossroads series: “At Bluebonnet Lake”.  In this offering, Marisa, has hired on as the Manager at Rainbow’s End where her mother works as the chef.  As she arrives and is getting settled into the hometown she left with big dreams that have been dashed, Blake Kendall has arrived for a short stay to check on his friend Greg (Rainbow’s End’s owner) and maybe gain some creative inspiration.  In the meantime, widow and single mother, Lauren, is missing her Patrick and fielding repeated requests from her daughter for a new daddy.

This is a lovely romance novel that is a delightful long weekend read.  There is a thick thread of faith woven throughout the book.  And even though it is the second story in the series, it reads well as a standalone novel.

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