A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot

A Stolen Heart by Amanda Cabot


From afar, Cimarron Creek seems like an idyllic town tucked in the Texas Hill Country. But when former schoolteacher Lydia Crawford steps onto its dusty streets in 1880, she finds a town with a deep-seated resentment of Northerners–like her. Lydia won’t let that get her down, though. All will be well when she’s reunited with her fiancé. But when she discovers he has disappeared–and that he left behind a pregnant wife–Lydia is at a loss about what to do next. The handsome sheriff urges her to trust him, but can she trust anyone in this town where secrets are as prevalent as bluebonnets in spring?

Bestselling author Amanda Cabot invites readers back into Texas’s storied past to experience love and adventure against a backdrop of tension and mystery in this first book in a brand-new series.


This is such a wonderful read! Lydia leaves NY and travels to Texas to meet her fiancé, who she finds out has left town as well as leaving his young pregnant wife. I’m not so sure I could have stayed in Texas knowing I had been rejected, as well as knowing how the Texas people feel about northerners. But instead of folding, and running back to NY, Lydia stays and is determined to make a life for herself.

I so much admire Lydia and her feisty determination to face the challenges ahead in her near future. I was so pleased with the towns people and even though suspicious of her at first, the did accept her and was willing to help. The entire story from beginning to end is full of pleasant surprises and twists and turns, the characters are fun to get to know, and the plot flows so well. This is one of those stories that I want to keep on my readers shelf to read again! I highly encourage you to pick up a copy to read for your enjoyment.

I received this book from the publisher Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


With both parents avid readers, it’s no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction, which included a play for her fifth grade class entitled “All About Thermometers,” were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. Since then she’s sold more than thirty novels under a variety of pseudonyms. When she’s not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and – of course – reading.

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