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Monday, February 29, 2016

On Lone Star Trail...Review

About the book:
If there's one thing Gillian Hodge never wants to see again, it's a man on a motorcycle. Her last encounter with one left her right hand crushed, ending her promising career as a concert pianist. But as she heads to Rainbow's End Resort, a sudden thunderstorm causes a motorcycle to crash in front of her.

When TJ Benjamin's wife died, he lost more than his best friend; he lost his faith. He's spent the past year wandering the country on a motorcycle, trying not to think about his future. When he finds himself stranded with a busted bike and a reluctant rescuer, he has to wonder about God's sense of humor.

Can this woman without a future and this man running from his past find romance in the present? Or are they too tied to the way life used to be?

Once a concert pianist, Gillian's career is cut short because of a motorcycle accident. Understandably, she's anti-motorcycle and while on an extended stay at Rainbow's End Resort, meets a man who rides a bike. TJ lost his faith when his wife died and has spent a year riding around the country on his motorcycle, finishing her Bucket List.

The two meet when TJ's bike crashes in front of Gillian's car in a rainstorm. While drawn to each other, they also have mountains of emotional baggage to work through. Each intends a brief stay at Rainbow's End, but opportunities arise and they find themselves drawn together as they work with some troubled teens.

I think there was a lot crammed into the story with the teens, the town, the Senior Center, and Gillian's other suitor. It all works out, and while I liked it well enough, this one just didn't resonate with me as much as the first one did.

This was my least favorite of the three novels. I liked Gillian and TJ, but there was just too much assumption in regards to the other person's behavior or intentions. This one was also a bit more on the preachy side, although with TJ being a former lay preacher trying to find his faith, that is understandable.

Third in the Texas Crossroads trilogy, the story stands alone just fine although everyone from the first two books in this series returns.

Thanks to Revell Publishing and Netgalley 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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3/5 Stars

2 comments:

  1. Holly -- Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book. I appreciate your honesty!

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    1. Amanda, thank you so much for stopping by. I really enjoyed the trilogy as a whole. You've created some terrific characters and I loved seeing their growth over the three books, especially Kate and Greg. At Bluebonnet Lake was my favorite!

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