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A Stolen Heart :: Christian Fiction by Amanda Cabot

April 29
by Amanda Cabot
Published by Revell

It’s been awhile since I read a fiction book. I do not know why I ever stopped. (Well, I do. I got too busy.)

Reading the book mentioned below, I have fallen in love with historical fiction all over again. I got close to a couple of the characters in the book. I haven’t decided who was my favorite character, Aunt Bertha or Lydia. They both with their own personalities were women I’d love to be friends with now. My heart ached for both of them as they struggled with their own losses.

A Stolen Heart :: Christian Fiction by Amanda Cabot

Then there was a little mystery in the book. I kept guessing who was behind it all as I got closer to the end. I had guessed who the culprit was, but I had also assumed it might be three other characters in the book. (Guess I probably wouldn’t win a game of Clue, huh?!?) The author did an excellent job of stringing me along.

I hated the ending for two of the characters. Despite those endings, the story worked out to show you how God’s hand is in everything and how deserving His glory is. I always enjoy books that invite God into the characters lives. Although fiction, I invite all reminders to seek out and praise God in my own life.

Not only is this the beginning of a series, the book stems from another series. I can’t wait to go back and read the first set, as well as read the next book in this series. Amanda Cabot, you have found yourself a new fan!

A Stolen Heart Book Cover A Stolen Heart
Amanda Cabot

About the Book:

The future she dreamed of is gone. But perhaps a better one awaits . . .

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 you into Texas's storied past to experience adventure, mystery--and love.

"Endearing characters, a tender love story, and intriguing mystery all work together to make Amanda Cabot's A Stolen Heart a compelling and enjoyable read."--Margaret Brownley, author of Left at the Altar

"From the opening lines, Amanda Cabot's A Stolen Heart made me want to curl up under a quilt with a hot cup of tea and just read."--Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning author, This Road We Traveled

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

Amanda's Website


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