My Review: Scattered Petals (Texas Dreams, Book 2) by Amanda Cabot

Scattered Petals (Texas Dreams, Book 2)
by Amanda Cabot
Copyright 2010
Revell Publishers
384 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3325-4
Fiction/Historical Romance

From the publisher:
Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston in 1856 and heads for the Texas Hill Country, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks could have heartbreaking consequences. Although attracted to her, ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows Priscilla deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who's haunted by memories of his mistakes.

When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life filled with promise. But then the past intrudes.

Book 2 of the Texas Dreams series, Scattered Petals weaves a tale of drama, love, and second chances as beautiful as the Hill Country itself.

My Review:
Having read the first book in the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses, and just thinking that it was okay I was a little nervous about reading book 2, Scattered Petals but I ended up really enjoying it! Some of the issues that were dealt with in this book and some of the secrets the characters were hiding aren't something you see in everyday Christian fiction and I found that to be refreshing!

Priscilla's story is very heartbreaking and hard to read at times but I really thought Ms. Cabot painted Priscilla's life and recovery in a way that wasn't rushed or forced. As for the hero, Zach, I honestly couldn't believe what had happened in his past was in a Christian book, but I don't mean that in a bad way at all. In fact it made him one of the most real characters I've ever read in Christian fiction. It just goes to show no matter what happens in the past there's a chance for redemption. I definitely recommend this book but if you like the light fluffy romance this book isn't one of those! It's a great second book and I can't wait for Book 3 in March 2011!

“Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

To learn more about Amanda Cabot and her books visit:

*I received my free review copy from Donna @ Revell Publishers.*


  1. Great review, Renee!! You definitely have me curious about this one!

  2. Oooo! Sounds really good!

    I can't believe you didn't really like Paper Roses??? I'm reading it now, so I can read/review Scattered Petals, and it seems like something you would love. I'm a little surprised! ;)

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. I'm reading Paper Roses now, and I really want to read this one it looks so good! And your review was awesome Renee It has made me very curious!:) I am going to have to see if I can find it!:)

  4. I liked it but it wasn't my favorite Lori but this one is sooo much better IMO!

    XOXO~ Renee

  5. I would like to read this series...sounds interesting. great review, btw. :)

  6. Renee -- One of the things I worried about when I was writing this book was whether or not readers would like it as well as Paper Roses. I'm delighted that you think it's better!


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