A Tender Hope (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #3)

A Tender Hope (Cimarron Creek Trilogy #3)

by Amanda Cabot

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ISBN-13: 9780800727581
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Series: Cimarron Creek Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 55,839
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of A Stolen Heart and A Borrowed Dream, as well as the Texas Crossroads, Texas Dreams, and Westward Winds series. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at www.amandacabot.com.

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A Tender Hope 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
sandralb 18 hours ago
Amanda has hit another one out of the park. I am so glad I recently was introduced to this author. Amanda captures you within the first paragraph and does not let you go until you are closing the book She writes clean, exciting romance, Christian novels. I love that she always has a thread of faith and hope woven within the story. A Tender Hope is the third and final book in the Cimarron Creek series. I so enjoyed this series and hate to see it end. The only consultation is I know Amanda's next series or book will be just as good and exciting.
HeidiMain 2 days ago
A TENDER HOPE is another enjoyable historical by Amanda Cabot. It has a believable and poignant premise with a strong character in Thea Michener. There is a twist on her backstory that was very believable and moved Thea to not want to fall in love again. Ranger Jackson Guthrie also has an issue in his past that leaves him unable to trust. A TENDER HOPE has twists and turns that make you care for the characters even more around every corner. A witty and expertly written love story.
Anonymous 4 days ago
This book was the third in the Cimarron Creek trilogy, which I have not read, so there were moments when I wondered if there were backstories that I was missing. But overall the book stood alone and the story was complete in itself. Reading A Tender Hope was like watching a Christmas Hallmark movie or eating your favorite comfort food - predictable, but relaxing and enjoyable. Amanda Cabot's style was pleasant, and the story was well-written. The fact that Thea is a midwife was unique, and although she and Jackson had a lot to work through, their relationship didn't feel rushed and was sweet and wholesome. Aimee and Nate's love story on the side was plumb cute, and I loved the inclusion of Stuart, the abandoned baby - is there much else cuter than seeing a big strong guy holding a baby, in real life or in a book?! If you're a fan of Janette Oke, you'll love this book!
Digging4Pearls 4 days ago
A Tender Hope is a sweet love story. Amanda Cabot has produced another winner in her Cimarron Creek series. I loved the way Thea Michener learned to trust and love again despite what she assumed were hurts from her deceased husband. Ranger Jackson Guthrie is an old softie and I truly enjoyed seeing him grow throughout the book. The combination makes for a story you won't be able to put down. Wonderful story, Amanda Cabot. Thank you for sharing your gift. 2019 - While this book was provided for free, I wasn't under any obligation to write a favorable review. The pleasure was mine.
Stacy Simmons 6 days ago
A Tender Hope is a beautiful story of love arriving in the most unexpected of places. Thea Michener moves to a new town to start a fresh beginning. Ranger Jackson Guthrie meets Thea in Cimmaron Creek, and as a ranger, he's got some dangerous plans ahead. On the road to justice, can love become part of this strong man's future? Enjoy reading this wonderfully written book by one very talented author, Amanda Cabot.
AdventurousBookworm 6 days ago
This book is beautifully designed from the front cover, to the spine, back cover, and interior. The story was gripping but felt like it was missing something. The characters were described in a way that made them relatable but they still fell flat. The plot was good for the most part, dragging only on occasion. I really liked the storytelling of Aimee's character and search. It added a breath of fresh air to the novel and I found myself eager to see what would happen next within Aimee’s story. This book can be read as a standalone. Personal Rating: 4 Stars Content Rating: 4 Stars *I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and a positive review was not required.
sesquius 8 days ago
First off, this book being part of a trilogy can really stand on its own. I wasn't lost or felt like I was having to connect pieces in order to understand the story. Thea is moving to a new town after her husband was murdered and her child born stillborn. With a new setting she hopes to put everything in her past, aside. She travels with her friend Aimee to this new location and encounters a Texas Ranger who is looking for her, Thea. But before he gets to Thea he comes upon an abandoned baby on the trail. Shew! If it sounds like a lot in that small snippet, that's nothing in comparison to the story itself. There are many characters and we have at least three different romances going on with couples. There is a murder to be solved, a robbery and a gang. In addition, we have Aimee, Thea's friend looking for her mother that gave her up for adoption. That said, while I enjoyed the book to a certain point, I wish that the story line had remained focused on Thea or Aimee. There were too many characters and too many romances happening, that there wasn't enough focus on just one situation. There were at least two competing with one another. Still, it was an enjoyable read and I would consider reading more from Amanda in the future.  The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy.
RuthieJonesTX 8 days ago
A Tender Hope, the third in the Cimarron Creek trilogy, offers a sweet romance, but the overall story touches on the serious topic of family, especially children. Some characters overlap, and all three books are a complete delight. In A Tender Hope, Thea and Jackson offer another dynamic romance that builds and blossoms with every page. As the town's new midwife, Thea is a strong, independent widow, but her late husband left her with doubts of his love for her and left her doubting her own ability to trust and love again. Jackson, a Texas Ranger, is on the trail of the Gang of Four, which is actually a gang of three now that Thea's husband is dead. When Jackson finds an abandoned baby just outside of Cimarron Creek, the mystery of who and why takes off and doesn't let go until the harrowing climax. Did Thea know about her husband's thieving ways? Will the gang come after her thinking she knows where her husband hid the gold? Why was a young mother tortured and killed and her baby abandoned? Can Jackson resist Thea's charms? You'll find the answers and whole lot more in this third enjoyable book. Amanda Cabot's writing is as sweet as the budding romances in A Tender Hope, but not everything is as candy coated as the confectioneries coming out of the town's sweet shop. As Jackson dives deeper into the mystery and draws closer to capturing the gang, the tension and danger escalate and intensify. Some tender moments are sprinkled throughout as three men in the story struggle to figure out how to woo the women they love. The men's bumbling efforts add some comedic relief to the seriousness of the overall chilling action. Children and parents are the focus in this last book, and the author adeptly incorporates several levels of family that show the importance of love, acceptance, and forgiveness. In A Tender Hope, embracing a mother, a daughter, a brother, a sister, or even a child who is not your own is the sweetest joy and offers the promise of new hope, new love, and new life. "Family was important for children, but love was even more critical to their happiness."
RobinWillson 9 days ago
The last in a Christian historical fiction series that wraps things up in Cimarron creek 1881. Thea's husband was killed. She's a midwife and takes Aimee with her to Cimarron Creek. Jackson is a Texas Ranger looking for the gang who killed Thea's husband, and maybe he's looking for Thea too. An investigation he finds to be with ties near to his heart. Aimee is hoping to find her mother, and finds so much more. Nice romance and showings of faith. An interesting, satisfying and entertaining read. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher and NetGalley book review bloggers program. 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.” #ATenderHope #AmandaCabot #NetGalley #BooksYouCanFeelGoodAbout
KrisAnderson_TAR 10 days ago
A Tender Hope is the final book in a Cimarron Creek Trilogy. A Tender Hope can be read alone, but, after reading it, you will want to go back and read the other two books in the series. The couples from the first two books are included in A Tender Hope. I thought A Tender Hope was well-written with gentle pacing. Amanda Cabot has a casual writing style that engages the reader and draws them into her tale. The Christian elements are nicely integrated into the story. I like that it was light but meaningful. Thea’s story was intriguing. New details are added as the story progresses, and I like how it all tied together. Guthrie and Thea’s romance plays out softly and sweetly. Aimee is seeking answers on her birth parents and she gets so much more (I do not want to give away any spoilers). Nate Kenton and Warner Gray provide humor to the story. Both men are seeking wives and women are scarce in their area. I liked that the author gave many of the females in the story occupations and strong voices. I was very happy that A Tender Hope was not a typical historical romance. There is mystery, suspense and action along with family, friendship, love, and faith. A Tender Hope has a satisfying conclusion that will leave readers smiling.
Charity_Andrews 11 days ago
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to really read a book and I sure have missed it! Amanda Cabot has brought me back. Although it took me a while (due to my health, NOT my interest level), I was happy to have another Cimarron Creek book in my possession. It’s such a light-hearted series and just what I needed. This is supposed to be the final chapter in the CC Trilogy and I am really sorry to hear that. It feels like family and I hope to see more in the future! Amanda Cabot rounded out this series with sweet midwife, Thea, and the kind-hearted Texas Ranger, Jackson. Besides that, we get to see all the characters we’ve grown to love in the small town. Like I said, the story is light and an easy read. I highly recommend getting the other books in the series so you can follow along with all the people and their continuing stories. It definitely can be read as a stand-alone, but you wouldn’t get as much out of it. So, get going and grab your copies! Thanks so much for this copy! As always, this is my honest review. Here’s to many more!
Nicnac63 13 days ago
I like reading a series from the beginning, but when that isn’t the case, I love a series book that can be read as a standalone. A Tender Hope is the final book in the three-part Cimarron Creek series. I have not read the previous two books, and do not feel I am missing any important info. This western romance deals with three characters, Thea, Aimee, and Jackson, in search of life-changing answers. The story is loaded with mystery and romance. A great blend of emotion and adventure, this is a quick read that leaves you feeling sated. #PrettyCoverArt #ATenderHope First Line: She was Free. I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher. Opinions expressed are completely my own.
StoreyBookReviews 14 days ago
I've read the first two books in this series and I had to know what happened next for the sleepy little town of Cimarron Creek. This is the last book in this series and the author does an amazing job of wrapping up all of the personal storylines and making sure there is plenty of happily ever afters for the citizens of Cimarron Creek.  This book focuses on Thea and Jackson, but there are also storylines for Warner, Patience, Nate, and Aimee.  I enjoyed how each story interconnected with others and I found myself rooting for each character and whom they might end up with as their soulmate.  Along with the romance, there is action and suspense when it comes to the Gang of Four and their search for Thea because they think she knows things that her deceased husband might have told her.  There were times I wondered what could possibly happen next to these characters and would everything turn out ok in the end? There are plenty of cameos from characters in the first books like Lydia and Travis and even Andy and Catherine.  I was excited to see Grace reunite with her daughter, but not without some trials and tribulations to get to that point.   We give this 5 paws up and highly recommend this trilogy - but start with A Stolen Heart and then A Borrowed Dream before reading this one mainly for continuity.  You could read out of order but it will make more sense to read in order.
AndreaBy 16 days ago
Thea is looking forward to starting over in a new town after the death of her husband. Ranger Jackson thinks she has answers to his questions. He follows her and her friend Aimee to Cimarron Creek, where we meet the new schoolteacher, Patience, and see our old friends Travis, Lydia, Warner and Nate, along with the Goddards and Grace. The rangers case keeps the story moving as well as interactions between the townsfolk. Another story that keeps the intrigue up til the end and a fitting conclusion to the series. A complimentary copy was provided by Revell through NetGalley. A review was not required and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
LeeRhuday 16 days ago
Once again, Amanda Cabot has delivered the finest in today's Christian Fiction. A Tender Hope combines romance and mystery in against beautifully described backdrop of the Old West. The characters were compelling, the plot was interesting, and the story held my attention from the opening page to the final sentence. I especially loved the elements of suspense Ms. Cabot wove into the series and the way she wrapped up the series was absolutely delightful. I highly recommend reading this and all three standalone books in this series. Many thanks to Revell and the Baker Publishing Group for providing an ARC of A Tender Hope. This review is my honest opinion.
AE2 16 days ago
Thea Michener is ready for a fresh start. Her husband was murdered and their son stillborn, so when she's offered a position as a midwife in Cimarron Creek, she leaves Ladreville and throws herself into her job. Things start off differently than anticipated, though, because the first person who needs her help isn't an expectant mother but an orphaned child. Although she thinks caring for a child will be too painful, she soon finds herself wrapped around the baby's finger and equally intrigued by the man who brought the child to her. Texas Ranger Jackson Guthrie is looking for Thea; he knows what she doesn't--why her husband was murdered. Daniel Michener was part of a gang of thieves who killed Jackson's brother and injured Jackson's partner. Jackson is determined to find the remaining three members of the gang and bring them to justice. Soon, though, he finds that the reasons he wants to be around Thea and talk to her have nothing to do with her dead husband but everything to do with her. While it doesn't take him long to realize he's more interested in a future with Thea than the Texas Rangers, he knows he has to solve the case--which is becoming more complicated--for his own sake but also to keep Thea safe. This is the third book in a series, and while I think it would probably make sense without having read the other two books, it's definitely worth your time to read the other two as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the plotline of this book; I liked the element of mystery and the building romances. The story moved along quickly and kept me interested throughout. I also really liked the characters--Thea, Jackson, and the secondary characters. I liked Jackson's steadiness, and I felt like Thea's wounded heart and the fears that came with it were conveyed well. This is a satisfying conclusion to a terrific series. 4.5 stars. I read an ARC from the publisher via #NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
CarolJo 16 days ago
Danger! Suspense! Romance! Amanda Cabot has written an attention grabbing story in early Texas. Your heart will go out to midwife Thea Michener who is moving away for a new beginning after the death of her husband and baby. Handsome Texas Ranger Jackson Gutherie finds a baby along the trail. The Ranger believes Thea has information on the gang her husband was involved with. Life gets complicated when the ranger is attracted to Thea! Thea's friend Aimee is newly arrived from France and searching for her birth mother. There is lots of action in this historical fiction book. I recommend A Tender Hope to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I received a complimentary ebook through NetGalley. This is my honest opinion.
Jdp15 17 days ago
I just finished reading "A Tender Hope" by Amanda Cabot, book 3 in her Cimarron Creek trilogy, and it was so good!! I loved it! 5★. I loved this series, and I was happy to see some past secondary characters get their happy ending. I am already looking forward to the new series Amanda has planned for us. I was given an ebook copy from Netgalley for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. #ATenderHope #Netgalley
KelsieAL 17 days ago
A Tender Hope by Amanda Cabot is the final book in her Cimarron Creek Trilogy. This Christian romance reads as a standalone, but I plan to read the previous two books. Lydia and Travis’ story is told in book one, A Stolen Heart. Book two, A Borrowed Dream, is Catherine and Austin’s story. You’ll get to know these characters in this series ender. Thea Michener is a midwife ending her period of mourning for her husband and stillborn son. She’s leaving the town of Ladreville to escape the loneliness and despair that she feels living in the home she once shared with her husband. Thea moves her practice to the town of Cimarron Creek. Once Thea reaches Cimarron Creek and meets Jackson Guthrie, she develops a “tender hope” that her loneliness will be a thing of the past and her new dream of having a family will come true. Jackson Guthrie is a Texas Ranger tracking Thea because he believes she’s part of a gang, The Gang of Four, who have been robbing wealthy travelers and hijacking Army payrolls. Jackson is extremely stressed because one of the gang members killed his younger brother, Micah. When Jackson meets Thea, he immediately knows she is not involved with the gang he has been trying to apprehend. He now realizes that the lonely, nomadic life of a Texas Ranger may no longer be enough to satisfy him. He longs for a family and a place to call home. A Tender Hope grabs your emotions at the start and holds them to the finish. I love good characterization and Ms. Cabot has done an excellent job on this aspect of the novel. The primary characters and the supporting cast all have complete backstories and are believable. The character’s physical attributes are described extensively, so you can clearly picture each one. The story is primarily revealed through the point of view of the main characters, which makes this an interesting but easy read. A Tender Hope is heart-warming Christian romance and I give it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. If you enjoy chaste romance with an interesting plot, this book will be a satisfying read. If you don’t enjoy religious themes, this may not be the book for you. My thanks to Revell and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Nicole_C 17 days ago
An enjoyable historical romance novel. This is the third book in the Cimarron Creek series. I did not read the first two books in the series, and I feel this book can be read as a stand alone novel. The story takes place in 1881 in Cimarron Creek, Texas as Thea Michener arrives in town to start a new life as the town’s midwife after the death of her husband and stillborn son. Thea finds herself face-to-face with Texas Ranger Jackson Guthrie who is in town to investigate and search for members of the Gang who were wanted for various robberies and murders. Jackson tries to piece together the clues and what link Thea has to his investigation. I liked the storyline and interactions between Thea and Jackson, but felt myself wanting to get through the secondary storyline of Thea’s friend and traveling companion Aimee and some of the other secondary characters to get back to the main storyline of Thea and Jackson. It didn’t hold my interest as much as the parts with Thea and Jackson. Fans of 1880s historical fiction will enjoy this novel. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Revell Publishing and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine.
CT-Reader 17 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed "A Tender Hope"! It's a sweet, faith-based romance with a lot of intrigue and adventure and sweet threads of romance. Though this is the third in a series and I hadn't read the other two, I had no problem following along in this book--though now I'm interested in going back and reading the others! Amanda Cabot is a new author for me, and I look forward to reading more of her books. Even if you haven't read the first two in this series, this is an excellent one to read and to be introduced to Amanda Cabot's writing. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell and was under no obligation to post a review.
MaureenST 17 days ago
This is the third book in this series that I have read and enjoyed, and yes, it can definitely be read alone. We are back in Cimarron Creek and with newly widowed Thea and a young woman who will become a dear friend, a woman searching for her family, she was adopted and raised in France. Now we add in some very dashing men, and one a Ranger and of course, a gang doing crime. Also, a new-found baby, what? Yes, can you imagine finding a baby in the desert? Intrigued, this is just a sample of what is waiting once you begin turning the covers of this read! As the author tells us at the end of this book, this is the end of this series, but we are teased with a new upcoming treasure. I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review
Abold24 17 days ago
This is the third and final book in the Cimarron Creek Trilogy by Amanda Cabot. This book focuses on Thea, a midwife. Thea wants a new beginning and moves to Cimarron Creek to move on from her past. She recently became a widow and lost her unborn child. A friend comes with her so that she is not alone. She is in search of connecting with family in the area. Together, they embark on a journey to a new town to face a new beginning. However, there seems to be trouble that may be following Thea. A Texas Ranger, Jackson, appears with an abandoned baby for Thea to care for while he looks for the child’s mother. Upon finding the mother, Jackson determines that she bares a similar likeness to Thea. Jackson has his own issues from his past haunting him. He is on a mission to discover the truth about Thea and her previous husband. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but after reading the entire series, I would suggest reading all three. They all tie in together for a beautiful conclusion. I highly recommend this book! You will love this historical novel! ***I was given a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher. This is my honest opinion. Even though I received this copy free, this is my own opinion.
LucyMR1 18 days ago
What a wonderful conclusion to the Cimarron Creek Trilogy. Although this can be read as a stand-alone I recommend reading the previous books so you will have the background story. This was my favorite book in the trilogy. Ms. Cabot never fails to create a balance between romance and suspense that keeps you hanging on. Her characters have real issues and shattered lives that find hope and new beginnings. She weaves faith within her portrait that leaves you feeling joy when you are finished. You are drawn into the story from the opening line, “She was free.” and from then on you are hooked. You will be reeled into a story that won’t let you go until the end. You will leave this series with a feeling of sadness as you will love the characters and a feeling of happiness at looking forward to what’s next. I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
Anonymous 18 days ago
A Tender Hope is the third book I've read by Amanda Cabot, and it is my favorite of the Cimarron Creek series. Amanda's storytelling skills pulled me into the hearts of the characters while she weaves suspense and surprise through the plot. The story revolves around a young widow who has also lost a newborn and begins a new life as a midwife in Texas in 1881. As a Christian romance author, Amanda has found the perfect balance of allowing her characters to express their faith and dependence upon God, without pushing theological positions on the reader. I received the book from the publisher, but this review expresses my own opinion.