Waiting for Spring (Westward Winds Series #2)

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A new identity may protect her family—but can it protect her heart?

After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But she can find no rest from the ghosts of the past and flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together.

Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the ...

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Overview

A new identity may protect her family—but can it protect her heart?

After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But she can find no rest from the ghosts of the past and flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together.

Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. He needs someone with connections. Someone without a past. Yet he can't shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Prolific romance novelist Cabot (Summer of Promise) continues the Westward Winds series with the story of Charlotte Harding, a widow who becomes a successful dressmaker in frontier Cheyenne, Wyo., to support herself and her young son and keep her distance from a painful and dangerous past. One of Charlotte’s customers, Miriam Taggert, is being pursued by cattle baron and aspiring politician Barrett Landry. Barrett finds himself drawn to the dressmaker; the romance grows complicated, the harshness of a Wyoming winter affects Barrett, and Charlotte’s past comes out, endangering her and her son. Cabot is a great technician, skilled at dialogue and romantic chemistry. Yet the plotting doesn’t cohere, and the shift between the romance and danger elements can be grinding. Worse, the villain is the least credible of the characters. Fans of Christian fiction won’t find much religion here, but they will get a well-written romance with well-drawn main—and flawed—characters along with glimpses of the real history of a Western frontier city. (Jan.)
Library Journal
After Charlotte Harding's husband dies, she flees Fort Laramie with her infant son and moves to Cheyenne where she opens a dressmaking shop. Barrett Landry is a handsome, kind man with political aspirations. Though Charlotte is attracted to him, she fears that he has set his sights on her friend. When a former colleague of her late husband tracks her down because he believes she knows the location of a hidden treasure, things become downright dangerous for Charlotte. VERDICT The second entry in Cabot's historical romance series (after Summer of Promise) offers a compelling tale of a woman with a troubled past who longs for a different future. Period details and authentic Western atmosphere will recommend this title to those who read Tamera Alexander.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800734602
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Westward Winds Series , #2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 191,131
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Cabot is an accomplished author under various pen names and a popular speaker. The author of Paper Roses, Scattered Petals, Tomorrow's Garden, and Summer of Promise, she is also a charter member of Romance Writers of America, the cofounder of its New Jersey chapter, a member of the ACFW, and an avid traveler. She lives in Wyoming.

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Waiting for Spring is the wonderfully emotional tale of a determ

    Waiting for Spring is the wonderfully emotional tale of a determined woman and the man she wasn't supposed to love. Charlotte and her young son are hiding and living a lie. Cattle baron Barrett Landry has planned a career in politics and is running on the platform that "Landry never Lies." When their paths collide, a uncommon friendship is born, but will the lie Charlotte harbors destroy everything? 
    I read Waiting for Spring during the days surrounding Christmas and 3 family gatherings. It was so difficult to set the book aside and tend to everything. This story tugged at my heart, made me laugh, made my heart race as danger neared, and left me with a smile at the fully-satisfying ending. Charlotte is a heroine to admire. Barrett is a hero you'll fall in love with, and Waiting for Spring is a book destined for your Keeper Shelf.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Excellent story.

    This is a wonderful story about a widowed young woman raising her blind son while she works as a seamstress. The story is filled with mystery, adventure, humor, sacrifice, and love. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    Beautiful. Loving. Inspirational.

    Beautiful. Loving. Inspirational.

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  • Posted December 21, 2013

    Amanda Cabot is an author who knows how to write deep characters

    Amanda Cabot is an author who knows how to write deep characters with intense issues. She grabs your heart from the very first page and doesn't let go until the end. It takes courage to love and Amanda knows just how to help her characters face their fears in order to have a joyous life. Read this book!

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  • Posted September 25, 2013

    I highly recommend the first two books in the Westward Wind Seri

    I highly recommend the first two books in the Westward Wind Series by Amanda Cabot . I took the time to read book #1-Summer Of Promise before reading book #2 Waiting For Spring. I am so glad I did because Charlotte's story starts in the first book and continues in book #2 as she is given a second chance at love. If you enjoy historic Christian romance and suspense you will love both of these books which I give 5 stars each.
    The covers on these book are really beautiful and made me want to just right in and read. There is something to be said for a book with a pretty cover.

    I received this book from Net Galley, Baker Publishing, Revell for my honest review. I was not paid in any way for my review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    GREAT READ

    Amanda Cabot did a wonderful job creating Charlotte and allowing the woman to find true love with a man who had a passion for God and His love.

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

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    I met Charlotte while reading Summer of Promise, the first book

    I met Charlotte while reading Summer of Promise, the first book in Cabot's Westward Winds series. Charlotte dealt with disappointment, disillusionment, and the death of her husband. A resourceful widow determined to make a new life for her young son, Charlotte has moved to Cheyenne and put her skills to work as a dressmaker, keeping her questionable past a secret. Enter Barrett Landry, a man of integrity being pushed into politics--as well as marriage to a woman his sponsors believe will improve his chances of being elected.

    The fun begins when Barrett meets Charlotte. The two form a fast friendship. Duty-bound to marry the woman handpicked for him, Barrett fights his feelings for Charlotte. Knowing her past could destroy his chances of being elected, Charlotte denies her attraction and aides him in his plans to propose to the woman who could further his career. Despite their best efforts, circumstances push Barrett and Charlotte together as they're forced to deal with her well-kept secret, one that tests their love and could threaten their very lives.

    I enjoyed the interplay between Charlotte and Barrett, two well-intentioned, honorable people torn between doing what's right and following their hearts. Each is willing to sacrifice happiness for the sake of the other. Charlotte exhibits strength, courage, and determination. Barrett is honest, compassionate, and principled--traits that serve him well in life but could spell his ruin in the political realm. Watching these two wrestle with the challenges they face makes for a moving read. Add the element of mystery--and a mysterious stranger--and things get even more exciting.

    When I'm in the mood for a sweet story with well-crafted characters I'm sure to like, I know Amanda Cabot will deliver. That's certainly the case with Waiting for Spring. Although meeting Charlotte in the first book of the series could add to your enjoyment, it's not necessary to have read it in order to enjoy the second in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Amanda Cabot's second book in the Westward Winds series, "W

    Amanda Cabot's second book in the Westward Winds series, "Waiting for Spring", can be read as a wonderfully engaging stand-alone novel. I have not read the first book of this series and felt neither lost, nor unsatisfied.

    Both the male and female leads are well-developed and unique characters I was both rooting for, and frustrated with for much of the book. (Will these two ever figure out they are meant for each other?)

    Amanda has also brilliantly developed a bad guy you slowly love to hate. He starts off seeming only slightly untrustworthy ... and eventually his true nature leaves you squirming with displeasure -- earnestly turning pages to learn how his bad intentions will affect the hero and heroine.

    A wonderful story -- based in the early years of Cheyenne, Wyoming. It definitely makes it onto my favorites list for the year.

    * This book was provided by the publisher with no guarantee of a positive review. Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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  • Posted January 22, 2013

    A breath of Spring

    Amanda Cabot always weaves interesting historical information through her romances. This time she enlightens us to the risks of cattle ranching as well as a good insight into the fashion of the times. The characters are all interesting and their background is woven in through bits and pieces so we understand their motivations and feelings. The heroine is delightful as we see so many aspects to her as dressmaker, mother, friend and I especially appreciated her desire to help less fortunate women anonymously.

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  • Posted January 21, 2013

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    WAITING FOR SPRING by Amanda Cabot is an exciting historical ro

    WAITING FOR SPRING by Amanda Cabot is an exciting historical romance set in 1886 Cheyenne,Wyoming Territory. Book 2 in the "Westward Winds" series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, " Summer of Promise". Follow Charlotte Harding and Barrett Landry on a journey of love,faith, romance,secrets,danger and new beginnings. Secrets of the past could destroy the blossoming love between Charlotte and Barrett and destroy Barrett's political ambitions. Courage,sacrifice and "Waiting For Spring" will not only tug at your heartstrings but the storyline and spiritual revelations will capture your heart and have you turning pages. A sweet story of love and new beginnings. A must read for anyone who enjoys historical romance, American history,Wyoming in the 1880's,faith,and love. You will be swept away by Charlotte and Barrett's story. The secondary character Gwen had me wanting her to have a story of her own. I enjoy this author's stories and "Waiting For Spring" was no exception. I enjoyed Charlotte and Barrett. Received for an honest review from the publisher. For more details visit the author's website, Revell,a division of Baker Publishing Group and My Book Addiction and More.

    “Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

    RATING: 4.5

    HEAT RATING: SWEET

    REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

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    Amanda Cabot in her new book, ¿Waiting For Spring¿ Book Two in t

    Amanda Cabot in her new book, “Waiting For Spring” Book Two in the Westward Winds series published by Revell takes us to Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory in 1886.

    From the Back Cover: A new identity may protect her family–but can it protect her heart?

    After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But she can find no rest from the ghosts of the past and flees to Cheyenne to put the pieces of her life back together.

    Wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry must make a sensible match if he is to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. He needs someone with connections. Someone without a past. Yet he can’t shake the feeling that Charlotte holds the key to his heart and his future.

    Will Charlotte and Barrett find the courage to look love in the face? Or will their fears blot out any chance for happiness?

    Drama, love, laughter, fear and faith are all skillfully woven together in ”Waiting For Spring”. And what characters Ms. Cabot has created. This time the focus is on Charlotte as she is attempting to re-start her life after the death of her husband and the birth of her son. Wyoming is soon to become a state and Barret Landry wants to be the first Senator so he needs to choose a political wife. However his heart is leaning towards Charlotte who really is not looking for a husband. On top of all of this there is mystery and suspense as there is the man Charlotte is running from who is tracking her down for money he thinks she has but does not. This book will keep you guessing and turning pages leaving chores unattended and it is so worth it. Ms. Cabot is an excellent writer and makes all her characters believable and you care deeply for them as she deftly unfolds the plot before us. Ms. Cabot has given us a nice sequel in this series and I am already looking forward to where she will take us in the next and last one.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    Available January 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

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    Will Tug At Your Heartstrings

    Sometimes I’m first drawn to a book simply by its cover. In the case of WAITING FOR SPRING, I’m glad I was because I discovered a delightful story between the covers. The young widow Charlotte Harding is trying to make a life for herself and her young son in Cheyenne in 1886. Her dressmaking shop provides for them and makes it easy for her to care for her son David, who is blind. But Charlotte is hiding a secret, one she fears will be the end for her and David if discovered. Meanwhile, wealthy cattle baron Barrett Landry is testing the political waters. He hopes to be elected senator of the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. Barrett’s advisors stress his need for a suitable wife with connections. His best choice is Miriam Taggert, whose father owns the local newspaper. When Charlotte and Barrett cross paths, sparks begin to sizzle. While society says they aren’t a good match, they are drawn to each other. Charlotte fears her secret will be revealed and Barrett has his political career to consider. Other forces unknown to them are also working against them. Author Amanda Cabot does an excellent job transporting readers to the Wyoming territory with an authentic backdrop of the 1880s through her vivid descriptions. She relates the sights and sounds of the era placing the reader in the midst of the adventure. She gives you a real feel for the people and their lifestyles. The characters are well-developed. Cabot creates characters you will adore and others you will despises for their underhanded ways. She blends suspense, romance, friendship, family, and sacrifice into a charming story that will tug at your heart strings. She also weaves a spiritual lesson of hope and faith throughout the story. WAITING FOR SPRING is a delightful historical romance that will be hard to put down. This is the second book in Cabot’s Westward Winds series, but is a stand alone read. FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of the author’s blog tour promotion. This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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  • Posted January 15, 2013

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    Charlotte is on the run from an evil man known as the Barron. He

    Charlotte is on the run from an evil man known as the Barron. Her husband was killed and left her alone to have their son, David. In order to provide for him, she has opened a dress shop, and is great demand. One of her clients, Miriam, seem to also value her opinion.
    Amanda Cabot has woven a wonderful picture of 1880's Cheyenne Wyoming Territory. This place is a booming town. Travel along with the pictures of beautiful mansions, lovely parks, restaurants, and country side. There is also danger lurking around the corner. Some of the people we meet are not really what they are portraying to be.
    You will fall in love with the kindness, and love of others that some of these people are willing to give. Some really great friendships, and a bit of romance.
    I could read more about these new friends, and hope you will enjoy this as much as I did.

    I received this book through the Revell Bloggers Program, and was not required to give a positive review.

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

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    Amanda Cabot¿s stories never disappoint. Her characters are real

    Amanda Cabot’s stories never disappoint. Her characters are real and her description of setting is vivid. In Waiting for Spring she gives us Charlotte who leaves her past and seeks safety for her and her small child. She changes her last name and lives a humble life as a seamstress in her new town. Her determination to remain a widow is resolute until she meets Barrett Landry, cattleman and would-be politician. His advisors want him to marry the woman they select to improve his political chances. Will Barrett ever disagree with his advisors and consider Charlotte a suitable politician’s wife? Can Charlotte guard her heart as she does for her child?

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  • Posted January 6, 2013

    Would spring ever come? Haven't you felt that way a time or two?

    Would spring ever come? Haven't you felt that way a time or two? I certainly have and I live in a southern state where winter is rarely harsh enough to keep me tucked away inside for days at a time. (I sometimes long for this. Except, in my dreams, I'm alone.)

    Spring is a time of promise. The promise of all things new. In "Waiting for Spring", Amanda Cabot solidifies this fact. It's not a promise of growth in plants, which we expect from the season, but in people. New prospects. New life. New love.

    But before we get to spring, we have to go through the drought that is called winter. Both Charlotte and Barrett experience this as life bombards them and makes spring look forever away.

    "Waiting for Spring" was a pleasant read. I hate sometimes that I'm not flowery with words. I want to write a great review and when I sit down to type it out, the words escape me. 

    I can say, without reservation, that Amanda Cabot is definitely one of my favorite authors. I have read a number of her works, and have yet to find one that I have not enjoyed.


    ***I received this book from the publisher/author for purposes of review. The above is my honest opinion.***

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