Monday, November 3, 2014
Review: At Bluebonnet Lake by:Amanda Cabot
About the Book:
Marketing maven Kate Sherwood’s world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow’s End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing grandmother’s request to visit the place where she and her deceased husband spent one glorious week (albeit fifty years ago). There Kate meets Greg Vange, the resort’s handyman. But there’s more to Greg than meets the eye–billions more, in fact, as he recently sold his successful software company and is at the resort in search of what’s next for his life.
Kate isn’t looking for romance, but she can’t deny the sparks of attraction that fly every time she and Greg are together. She even starts to see potential in the rundown resort. Could there be a future there? Or will Kate’s long-sought promotion take her back to the big city?
About the Author:
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.
Kate Sherwood seems like a girl that is always anxious to get back to work. I think that she is because, she feels most at home drowning in her work. It keeps her mind off the fact that she is all alone. But something comes up and her grandmother decides that she would like to visit a dilapidated resort that holds much sentimental value to her so Kate goes along with her grandmother to honor her request.
Kate enlists the help of the handyman---Greg, when she is unable to connect to the outside world and the rest is history. Kate starts to sense that she and Greg have made some sort of connection that can NOT be denied. But as she is starting to come around to the idea of falling into a new found romance she also gets the crazy idea about remodeling this resort. What is she thinking?
A love that is in the beginning stages is a love that has to be nurtured to be able to sustain the life and energy put into it. Soon these two characters realize that there is more to the two of them than meets the eye. While the author is usually a favorite of mine, I found this story while starting out somewhat strong started to flounder by the end. I really enjoyed each character but found the story somewhat lacking from Amanda Cabot's usual content.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.