About the book:
After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But when a notorious robber believes she knows the location of a long-lost treasure, she flees to Cheyenne and opens a dressmaker's shop to lie low and make a living. When wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry enters the shop to visit her best customer, Charlotte feels drawn to him.
If Barrett is to be a senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming, he must make a sensible match, and Miriam has all the right connections. Yet he can't shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.
Soon the past comes to call, and Barrett's plans crumble around him. Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?
After her husband's death and learning that he was involved in less than scrupulous activities, Charlotte leaves Fort Laramie with her infant son and finds herself a new identity and new life. She wants nothing more than the ability to provide for her son. When she meets Barrett Landry, she is attracted to him even as she believes he will marry her good friend. When a man from her husband's past discovers her whereabouts, Charlotte's secrets collapse and she fears that Barrett won't accept her once he knows those secrets.
Amanda Cabot has such a wonderful way with descriptions and strong, compelling characters. I loved Charlotte and Barrett. I loved how Charlotte learned that she needed to trust her family and friends and that she didn't need to accomplish everything on her own. This was a story I didn't want to put down.
Second in the Westward Winds series, the story stands alone just fine, but I prefer to read series' in order. I look forward to the next two books and I was thrilled to learn at the end, that Gwen will get her own book as well.
Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna Hausler of Baker Publishing Group for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Amanda Cabot here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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