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?
Amanda is an author that I have heard many good things about but honestly have not been able to read her books for myself until now. At Bluebonnet Lake is a sweet read that was strictly about the romance between Kate and Greg and the restoration of Rainbow’s End. The writing was beautiful and I loved the way Amanda told her story, however, when I read a novel set in “today’s” time period, it is usually a suspenseful thriller where something unexpected happens in the unlikeliest places. So, I had some what of a difficult time reading this slower paced, modern day romance with my “today’s time” mindset. At Bluebonnet Lake is beautiful book, and I loved the characters, but, I wish that I had read one of Amanda’s Historical fiction books for a first time read, as historical fiction is more my thing.
I am still rating At Bluebonnet Lake 4 out of 5 stars because it really is a great book, just simply not my preference.
“I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”
Author Bio/ Website:
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 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.