Scattered Petals (Texas Dreams Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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"A compelling story of devastation and loss, of healing and second chances. But most of all, of transcending faith."--Tamera Alexander, bestselling author, From a Distance

Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston in 1856 and heads for the Texas Hill Country, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks could have heartbreaking consequences. Although attracted to her, ranch foreman Zachary Webster ...

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Scattered Petals (Texas Dreams Series #2)

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Overview

"A compelling story of devastation and loss, of healing and second chances. But most of all, of transcending faith."--Tamera Alexander, bestselling author, From a Distance

Longing for adventure, Priscilla Morton leaves Boston in 1856 and heads for the Texas Hill Country, never dreaming that the adventure she seeks could have heartbreaking consequences. Although attracted to her, ranch foreman Zachary Webster knows Priscilla deserves a cultured East Coast gentleman, not a cowboy who's haunted by memories of his mistakes.

When necessity draws them together, Priscilla and Zach begin to forge a life filled with promise. But then the past intrudes.

Book 2 of the Texas Dreams series, Scattered Petals weaves a tale of drama, love, and second chances as beautiful as the Hill Country itself.

"A wonderful novel with heartrending depth of raw human emotions. Cabot's gifted pen tells a beautiful story of sorrow, pain, and forgiveness with the hope of unconditional love."--Maggie Brendan, author, Heart of the West series

"An exceptional book! Reading it is an experience that fills the heart with joy."--Elaine Barbieri, New York Times bestselling author

"A deeply emotional story. I highly recommend this poignant novel."--Vickie McDonough, award-winning author, Texas Boardinghouse Brides series

Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the co-founder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of ACFW, and an avid traveler.

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Yearning for adventure, Priscilla convinces her parents to travel from Boston to the Texas Hill Country to attend a family wedding. Tragedy strikes on the arduous and dangerous journey when bandits kill her parents and injure Priscilla. Alone in a new land, she is determined to build a life on her own, while ranch foreman Zachary Webster does not believe he is good enough for the city-born woman who is always on his mind. VERDICT Taking place in 1850s Ladreville, TX, this second entry in Cabot's new trilogy (after Paper Roses) is a quaint historical romance with Christian undertones and is sure to please Lori Wick fans. This title stands on its own and can by enjoyed by new readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441207395
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Texas Dreams , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 18,488
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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 amandacabot.com.
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  • Posted March 11, 2010

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    A Moving Tale of Heartache and Healing

    Review - Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

    I discovered Amanda Cabot when I read Paper Roses, the first book in this series, and eagerly awaited this sequel. Although Scattered Petals can easily be enjoyed on its own merits, my enjoyment was increased because I felt a kinship to the people of Ladreville, Texas, whom I'd grown to love. But this was definitely a new romance centered on two wounded people, both of whom had suffered great tragedy. My heart went out to Priscilla from the beginning, and kind, caring Zach earned my immediate respect when he came to her aid. Life has left them hurting and hungry for love, and yet both feel so undeserving. Cabot has woven an emotional tale sprinkled with snippets of suspense and characters who will stay with me. She does a masterful job dealing with a difficult subject and leaves the reader satisfied with a heartwarming conclusion. I highly recommend Scattered Petals to readers who enjoyed a moving inspirational historical romance. My thanks to Revell for my review copy.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    Prairie Romance Meets Edgy Christian Fiction

    Prairie romance meets edgy Christian fiction in Scattered Petals, book 2 in Amanda Cabot's Texas Dreams series. The story starts out with a shocker, and I was impressed with the way Ms. Cabot handled it. There was a time when Christian fiction never dealt with such harsh themes as rape, but I for one am happy that the venue has gotten more real, while at the same time handling it with delicacy. It reminds me of the way old movies handled violence and sex. We could understand what was happening without being exposed to imagery that would be stuck in our heads forever.


    I enjoyed the book. I thought the characters had depth, and there were good twists and subplots to the story. Ms. Cabot has definitely created a community worth following in this series. Three and half stars!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot

    Scattered Petals by Amanda Cabot is the second book in the Texas Dreams series. Not reading the first of the series didn't hinder my enjoyment of the second. This novel opens with Priscilla Morton heading west via stagecoach, along with her parents. The characters immediately seem real as they experience the trials of the jolting ride. Five pages into the story, their lives are forever changed.

    Yes, it opens with such a bang I wondered how the author would sustain tension after such a height (or I should say depth, since it was a tragedy). Cabot does not disappoint. She maintains interest and tension throughout the 380 pages. It is hard to set aside.

    Priscilla struggles with trusting God after He allowed such devastation, but manages to come to terms with her faith and eventually realizes He allows suffering for a purpose. She had sought adventure and surely found it, although in different ways than she dreamed.

    Readers will enjoy this tale of a proper Bostonian woman finding her true home in rugged Texas in the mid-1800s. Bandits, murder, and conflict between French and German settlers are among the trials dealt with in Scattered Petals. I like the redemptive conclusion, which portrays the way God often works in the lives of His children.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 7, 2010

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    Scattered Petals

    My Synopsis:

    Scattered Petals (Texas Dreams series - Book 2) by Amanda Cabot

    Priscilla Morton was traveling across country for a wedding when tragedy struck her life. A stagecoach hold up leaves her parents dead and her life in shambles. Priscilla must make a life for herself in the Texas hill country and try to start over.

    Zachery Webster has secrets of his own. His past haunts him and leaves him feeling less than honorable. As the foreman for two ranches he has built a life for himself but it's lonely without someone to share it with. Tragedy may have brought them together but can they make their relationship more than a convenience? Can they forget about their pasts and move forward together?

    My Thoughts:

    Scattered Petals is the second book in the Texas Dreams series by Amanda Cabot. I had not read the first book in the series, but found this to be a great stand alone novel as well.

    This book might sound a little sad but it really isn't. Though both of the main characters have had tragic pasts, this novel is more about what comes after. It's about living through the unthinkable and coming out on the other side. It's about forgetting what happened in your past and letting go of what you can't change.

    There is also a very strong theme of tolerance and standing up to prejudice in whatever form it might take. In this town, both French and German settlers have come together to form a community, but there is still a lot of animosity and hatred among them. The idea of looking at a person's deeds, instead of their heritage or what language they speak, comes through very well.

    I liked this book a lot. Priscilla and Zach are characters that are easy to relate to and you become invested in what happens to them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Scattered Petals

    I loved the book, I will read more Amanda Cabot books.. I recoomend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2010

    Beautiful Writing

    If you love historical romances that pull you in, engage your heart, and wind a tapestry of elegant writing around your senses, this is one book you won't want to miss!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    Perfect for a road trip...

    Some books, you have to read book one in order to understand the following books but this was not the case in the Texas Dreams series.

    Priscilla Morton, the main character, and her parents leave Boston and head to the Texas hill country. I loved that it was set in Texas, although, I had not heard of many of the towns mentioned.

    Immediately, the action starts. A hold-up, shootings, violence and heroes are all in the first chapter. This is not a boring book. Zachary Webster, a man with his own personal battles enters the picture and you see a love story. But, with every love story comes trials and frustrations - only this one has a little more than normal.

    It was a very insightful book dealing with mature issues that many people might have in their personal life - from redemption and grace to just plain forgiveness. I kept wondering what would happen next and how that would be handled. I was pleasantly amazed at the ending.

    This would be a perfect book for traveling or to read right before bed. Although, this is a very easy read, I would definitely recommend this book to a mature reader due to some "adult" issues.

    Blessings to you! You are loved!!!

    Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

    Available March 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2010

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    A Nice Love Story

    Two people running from a past they long to forget, can love conquer the barriers they have erected around their hearts?
    While you don't need to have read Paper Roses (the first book in the series) to understand Scattered Petals, I believe you will have a better appreciation for the characters and their town in this second book if you do.
    Scattered Petals picks up right where Paper Roses left off (only with primarily new characters). Different variables played into this story. From a town that refuses to let two people from different nationalities to marry, to a spoiled young man bent on revenge. And that is just what is going on in the background. The main story plays out on the page's canvas with desperation, guilt, loss, hurt and love.
    What kept me reading the story (besides wanting to know how everything would come together) is seeing how the author would tie together the secondary characters and bring them into the plot. And customary to Amanda Cabot (what I enjoy about her fiction) are the endings. She always finds a way to ratchet the tension and bring the reader to care about how it concludes.
    I found Scattered Petals a touching love story, with some suspense.
    I received this book from the author to be used as an influencer. I received no compensation for my review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 18, 2014

    Stuf

    I dont think kits should talk so awesomley. Like oh alright it should be like awww!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Amazing!

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    Posted June 12, 2014

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    Posted June 12, 2014

    Nell.

    Hey its the author of the discontinued "Sometimes." I have to say this is the best warriors fanfic i ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    For The Third Time, Awesome

    CONRINUENOWWWWWW

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Breaking Away ~ Chapter 2

    [Thanks for all of the positive comments, guys!]
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    Rosekit woke up many moments later. The tangy scent of herbs and poutices filled her nose. She was in the medicine den. Warm fur pressed to her side, and she recegnized by the scent that it was Sandcloud,"Hush, my little one," Sandcloud was soothing her. Rosekit squirmed uncomfortably, waves of sickness washing over her. The medicine cat, Goldenstream, bustled over, carrying a heap of herbs in her jaws. The golden furred medicin cat set the herbs down next to Rosekit, plucking out a dark green leaf. Carefully, she opened Rosekit's jaws, and stuffed the leaf in. The leaf filled Rosekit's mouth with a discusting juice and she was tempted to spit it out. Reluctantly, she chewed and swallowed the leaf is a large gulp. Goldenstream touched her nose to Rosekit's forehead,"It's greencough," she declared, summoning her apprentice, Mosspaw. Mosspaw carried a wad of soaked moss, and set it beside Rosekit's head. Dizzily, Rosekit began to lick it. Goldenstream sighed,"At least she has an appitite," Suddenly, the scurrying of small paws met Rosekit's ears. Petalkit! Rosekot's sister was so worried, and had lingere outside of the medicine den all afternoon! "Rosekit!" She called,"Are you feeling alright?" Rosekit mumbled a reply,"Mhm," Goldenstream padded over to Petalkit,"I'm sorry dear, but you're going to have to stay out of the medicine den, we don't want you to get sick!" Petalkit hung her head,"Oh, alright," sadly, the kit padded away. Rosekit wanted to call her back, but the poor kit's chest was heaving and her head was spinning from the horrible greencough! Rosekit trembled, curling up closer against Sandcloud,"Shhh... little one. Get some sleep, you'll fee better soon..." ~Liv

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Violet

    Before you post, you know l'm already going to love it! So l'm going to say it in advance!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Wonderful book

    Great book best I've read ina while

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Rosepetal

    Looks at Darkstar. "Huh?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Great stories bout her

    She is very greatest actress

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    good book

    This book was very well written for the touchy content it involved. It was written with love, and care along with understanding of ladies who may have been through it themselves. Good research to handle the topics and well written. Can not wait to read book #3.

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    Posted May 29, 2013

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