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A Tender Hope (Book Review)

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Amanda Cabot's latest book, A Tender Hope, is filled with page after page of faith, hope and love; which according to Paul, "the greatest of these is love." How well we all would be if that was always the case. One of the things I love about this book is how well rounded her characters are. The reason I love this book so much is because of the complexity of the storyline as well as how well the individual stories of certain characters weave into the larger picture of Thea Michener's story.

          Before I dive into this story, though, I want to let you - the reader - know who Amanda Cabot is. She is a wonderful writer, a story-teller who has written the best-selling books A Stolen Heart and a A Borrowed Dream, as well as the series Texas Crossroads, Texas Dreams, and Westward Winds. Her books have been finalists for ACFW Carol Awards and Booksellers' Best.

          The story of Thea Michener starts with her leaving Ladreville for Cimarron Creek as a trained midwife. She brings with her a friend, Aimee, who is looking for her mother. Along the way handsome Texas Ranger Jackson Guthrie shows up with an abandoned baby. But he's also looking for those who killed his brother. He's hoping Thea has some answers he's looking for. With the book Cabot brings Cimarron Creek to the reader of loss, betrayal, and love in the Texas Hill Country.

          As I've said, I truly enjoyed reading this book. Truth be told I'm considering reading it through yet again as I loved it that much. For some reason I think I'm missing something, but then again I'm not sure I have. Other than that I say it's one of those books you'll truly enjoy and want to read the other works Cabot has written.

          I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell to review this in an objective and fair review.

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