Paper Roses (Texas Dreams Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

The future stretches out in front of Sarah Dobbs like the pure blue Texas sky. Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom, Austin Canfield, a man she has never met but whose letters have won her heart from afar. But there is one problem--he has died. And Sarah cannot go back East.

As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin's brother, ...
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Paper Roses (Texas Dreams Series #1)

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Overview

The future stretches out in front of Sarah Dobbs like the pure blue Texas sky. Leaving the past behind in Philadelphia, mail-order bride Sarah arrives in San Antonio ready to greet her groom, Austin Canfield, a man she has never met but whose letters have won her heart from afar. But there is one problem--he has died. And Sarah cannot go back East.

As Sarah tries to reconcile herself to a future that is drastically changed, Austin's brother, Clay, struggles with his own muddled plans. Though he dislikes working on the family ranch and longs for a different life, Clay is driven to avenge his brother's death. But something between them is growing and neither Clay nor Sarah is ready to admit it.

Book 1 of the Texas Dreams series, Paper Roses will sweep readers into the Hill Country with a tale of love and loss, closed doors and beautiful possibilities that will leave them wanting more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441203649
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Texas Dreams Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 9,921
  • File size: 547 KB

Meet the Author

Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, and an avid traveler. She lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, Christmas Roses, Summer of Promise, and Waiting for Spring. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers Best. She lives in Wyoming. Find out more at www.amandacabot.com.
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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    An unexpected pleasure

    I got this book as a free book on my Nook, not expecting at all to like it. I just wanted something to read. It takes place in the pioneer west of Texas -- not my usual style of book by far. However, I ended up falling in love with this story and the characters of Sarah and Clay. If you enjoy Christian fiction I would definitely recommend this book. If not, you may it find a bit preachy, but I would still encourage you to give it a try. It's a sweet love story with a mystery thrown in as well. Though I was pretty sure I had the mystery figured out -- and did in fact figure out most of it -- I still couldn't put it down because I wanted to know if I was right. I am very interested in reading the other two books in this series after reading the first one. It was a very unexpected pleasure to read this lovely story.

    30 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Excellent!

    I truly loved every minute of reading this book. I have shared this book with friends and they feel the same way. They asked me how I got such a good book.

    I am reading the second book in this trilogy and can hardly wait for the third book to come (however, it won't be until next year).

    I think the writer is SUPER in her plots and the feelings that are in the book really hit the heart.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2011

    Loved it, even those this genre isn't my cup of tea!

    This was a book I received as a free read. Not having anything else in my library to read, I broke down and read it. Once I started though I couldn't put it down. I am looking forward to reading the next bookin the series.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    I LOVED THIS BOOK.

    Amanda Cabot writes so beautifully. Her stories have lovable characters, great plots and they don't make me blush.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    Inspiring, comforting, and truly refreshing.

    The story was captivating. A relaxing read that modeled how a relationship grows and evolves into love.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2009

    Paper Roses is an intriguing story with believable characters and surprising twists - a very satisfying read.

    Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot is one of the best historical books I've read. I was immediately drawn into the story by the touching characters. After a family tragedy, Sarah Dobbs follows her heart to Texas to become a mail-order bride, only to find her dream shattered by another tragedy. <BR/><BR/>Clay, the brother of her dead fiance, offers her passage back home. Sarah shows her independence by forming a new life for her and her sister. In her new surroundings, Sarah is challenged to put the past behind her. Clay is also dealing with his own painful losses. <BR/><BR/>The mystery element in this story was intriguing. I liked the way this book kept me guessing, and the ending had a surprising twist.<BR/><BR/>I look forward to reading more books by this author.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    LOVED IT!!!!!

    Ok I LOVED this book. I'm 11 and really like pioneer/historical fiction/romance/mystery. Which is what this book is. I wish that Amanda would describe a bit more instead of just telling the reader. I loved how the story unfolds and how surprising the ending/solution was. Again, LOVED IT!!!


    *SPOILER*
    I wish that there was a SEQUEL sequel to it, where Sarah and Clay have children and Thea is like, 10, and if Gunther marries Olga who becomes the school teacher, ya know? Not a "Texas Dream" book that has a different character.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Highly recommended!!!

    Excellent read. Kept me involved the entire time. No complicated plots and easy to pick up at the place where previous reading was left off.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Must read

    Amazing book! Trials gone through are real as well as the healing God can bring.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    I loved this book and found it hard ot put it down. There were s

    I loved this book and found it hard ot put it down. There were so many messages that we can use in our daily lives. Would recommend it to all ages.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Paper Roses - Amanda Cabot

    This story was good. Some reviews said this story was "Over Preachy" but I gave it a read anyway. I'm glad I did.
    I think that the story needed to include the messages of God as well as his love. Sure the story could have continued without the messages, but I think that if they weren't included as they were, the reader might have finished the story with the feeling of "what was the point?"
    I'll be looking forward to finding more books from this author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Ok/:

    I feel like the book was really slpw and boring for me but i thoight the ending was pretty good.. if the writer didnt go on and on about god and who killed the brother as much i think it could of been better(:

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    Good read, Christian, 269 pages

    Good, typical Christian historical romance. Excellent character development, strong storyline.

    Only flaw - since I live in Texas, I know - poor description of what actually constitutes a 'hot Texas summer day' . . . this author doesn't have a clue of just how sweltering and unbreatheable Texas heat can be. But, for anyone who has never lived here, it won't affect the readability.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Yes

    If you are looking for explicit sex then this book is not for you. If you want a book that has romance, mystery, suspense, and surprises....then this is the bookk for you.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    excellent book!

    This was an engaging story. It kept my interest all the way to the end. As soon as I read the last page, I went to find the rest of the series. It is so refreshing to read an innocent love story that is more about the characters and their personalities than their bedroom life. I will always carry Ms. Cabot's sweet paper roses.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Very good

    I thought it was a very good romance/drama type story. It held my interest til the end. Being from Texas recognized some of the historical references. Even my husband enjoyed it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

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    Very Long

    This book would of been much better had there been more passion, but one kiss during the entire book is not enough for me.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    Wonderful!

    Very good book!Christian fiction-romance-adventure would best be the way to explain this book! I absoelutely fell in love with the characters! It was truly a wonderful book! I had low expectations that this book exceded! If your debating,you should tottaly get this book!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Good read.

    I loved this boook it was really good. I loved the story it was a pure and wholesome. It can be romantic without the sex scenes. this book was clean and absolutely adorable. it was sweet. this is what I want my romance to be like. very sweet book you should totally read it. Paper Roses wasn't too long but it covered the bases well. very well rounded book. everyone should read this book. I plan to read every book Amanda Cabot has written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2014

    I absolutely loved this book / author . It captured me from pg.

    I absolutely loved this book / author .
    It captured me from pg. 1.
    Thank you Ms.Cabot  for a great clean read,  that reminded
    Me of God's amazingness !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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