Book Review: Waiting for Spring by Amanda Cabot

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?

Last year, I had the chance to review Summer of Promise and have been looking forward to Waiting for Spring ever since.

I loved Charlotte from the first book and was so glad to see her story carried forward here. Ms. Cabot does an excellent job of pulling the reader into Charlotte’s world of fabrics and dress-making. Motherhood. And trying desperately to keep from falling for Barrett – a man she’s afraid is just like her late husband.

Barrett believes he’s found the woman he’s going to marry. But then he meets Charlotte.

I loved the characters – both the two main characters and the secondary ones. Gwen, Charlotte’s nanny, is wonderful. I was a bit surprised that some of the storylines carried over from book 1 finished up in book 2 rather than book 3, but I’m looking forward to it and to meeting the third sister in the family!

Overall rating: 8.25 out of 10 stars

Thanks to the author and publisher for a free copy in exchange for my review.