Harriet Kirk is certain that becoming Ladreville’s schoolteacher is just what she needs–a chance to put the past behind her and give her younger siblings a brighter tomorrow. What she didn’t count on was the presence of handsome former Texas Ranger Lawrence Wood–or the way he slowly but surely claims her fragile heart. But can Harriet and Lawrence ever truly put the past behind them in order to find happiness?
I’ve enjoyed every single one of Amanda Cabot’s books in this Texas Dreams series. (See my review of book one, Paper Roses, here.) The tale of Harriet and Lawrence is no exception.
I fell in love with Lawrence in book two, Scattered Petals (which I reviewed here) and was excited to see him again. He’s the quintessential western lawman forced into a public office. But he rises to the responsibility and his love for Harriet and her family touched my heart.
Harriet is a bit prickly of a character at first and it really took me a long time to warm up to her. But who couldn’t love an older sister doing all she can for her siblings? Harriet’s struggles with her brother, Jake, resonated with me a bit and I instantly sympathized with her.
The town comes to life in this series and you’re able to see the same great secondary characters again and again. Cabot’s writing is effortless and purely enjoyable!
I highly recommend this for a beautiful summer read – and then you’ll be inspired to go out and plant your own garden! 😉
See Amanda Cabot’s “Story Behind” the Texas Dreams series!
Disclosure…I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, which in no way affected the review posted above.