In Firefly Valley (Texas Crossroads Series #2)

In Firefly Valley (Texas Crossroads Series #2)

by Amanda Cabot


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Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it's a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow's End resort. The only silver lining is Blake Kendall, a new guest who is making her believe in love at first sight. But will her dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers who he really is?

Romance readers will love this warm and witty story of mistaken identity and second chances from bestselling author Amanda Cabot.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800734350
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Series: Texas Crossroads Series , #2
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 673,504
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amanda Cabot is the bestselling author of the Texas Dreams series, the Westward Winds series, Christmas Roses, and At Bluebonnet Lake. Her books have been finalists for the ACFW Carol Awards and the Booksellers' Best. She lives in Wyoming. Learn more at

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In Firefly Valley: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book
4Gazpacho More than 1 year ago
"In Firefly Valley" is the second book of the Texas Crossroads series by Amanda Cabot. Between the first two books we get acquainted with a trio of men and two close friends. The men were college buddies who kept in touch with each other for years after their graduation. In book one we met Greg Vange and Kate. In this second book, we meet Drew Carroll and Blake Kendall, Greg's friends who came to Texas from California to attend Greg and Kate's wedding. Lauren and Marisa were childhood friends who had grown up in Dupree, Texas. Marisa moved to Atlanta and became an accountant at a large city firm. She has returned now after being scammed by a man posing as a private detective, who had been her boyfriend until he disappeared with her money. Her mother, Carmen St. George, got her a job working as an office manager at Rainbow's End in Dupree. Drew met Lauren at the wedding. Blake met Marisa at the resort where he was staying. Dupree would be forever changed by these seemingly casual encounters. The main plot involves Blake and Marisa. The moment they met, they felt an attraction. But Blake had a secret that eventually strained their budding relationship, while Marisa was dealing with past issues of trust and anger. Reacting to each other's past nearly destroyed their relationship before it had a chance to get off the ground. Intersected with this storyline are two subplots: Lauren was being courted by Drew whom Marisa believed to be all wrong for her best friend and 7-year-old daughter; and Marisa's father has suddenly returned to his family after he had deserted them eight years ago. While Eric began the process of proving his recovery from alcoholism to his wife and daughter, Marisa is resistant to reconciling with him. She doesn't believe he has changed. This becomes a stumbling block in her relationship with Blake as well as her family. There are also several threads running throughout the book which makes the reader wonder if a satisfactory resolution is possible. It all works together to keep the reader's interest until the conclusion of the story. After reading both the first and second books of this series, I realized this author has a talent for creating living, breathing, well-rounded, easily relate-able characters. It didn't take long before I felt connected to the main players. Lauren is a widow whose young husband died of leukemia a year before. Fiona, Lauren's daughter, wants a new daddy. Drew, who'd made it big as Greg Vange's business partner, suddenly finds himself at loose ends. Greg sold his business and Drew is without work. He takes a good look at himself and doesn't like what he sees. When he seeks out God, together they get his life turned around. Then he meets Lauren, falls in love and realizes he has a way to put his new resolves into action. Blake is an author. His books have hit the best seller list repeatedly. At the opening of the book, he has a contract for another book. But for the first time ever, he has writer's block. Seeking a change of location in an attempt to stimulate his creative juices brings him to Rainbow's End. But meeting Marisa, becoming aware of her "daddy" issues, creates a crisis for him in more ways than one. I could go on, but I hope you see my point. Amanda Cabot's characters make mistakes, refuse to admit when they are wrong, need help from their friends, realize flaws in their beliefs and thinking, seek out God's aid, make attempts at changes, are not perfect, and so on. These are a
Cindy-J More than 1 year ago
Marisa St. George has been laid off from her job in Atlanta as an accountant. In desperation she accepts a position in her hometown of Dupree, Texas, at the local resort which is reopening soon under new ownership. The position is not her ideal position, but she needs to pay her bills and eat. She can move in with her mom, the cook at the resort, to help save living costs. Blake Kendall is struggling to write his next best-selling book. His magnificent view from his office window overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge is no longer inspiring words to flow. He calls his former college roommate to meet for lunch only to find Greg now lives in Dupree, Texas. Blake thinks a change of scenery may help start ideas flowing, so he decides to take Greg up on his offer of a cabin after Greg’s wedding on Saturday. In Firefly Valley was an easy book to read. There were several themes throughout the book. Alcoholism and its lasting effects on the alcoholic’s family were addressed. Dishonesty, or incomplete honesty, and uncontrolled anger were also issues the characters faced. The characters were likeable and realistic, and they matured during the story. There were secondary storylines and characters woven throughout the book which added to the book’s appeal. This is book two of the Texas Crossroads series, but it is not necessary to read book one first. I followed the story quite well in spite of not having read book one. However, I would enjoy reading book one now, and the short preview of book three also intrigued me. This is a light-hearted novel and could be read by middle teens on up to adult. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
Anger keeps Marissa from forgiving her father for things in their past. It also is an obstacle in her relationship with the man she loves. Amanda Cabot has written another winner with In Firefly Valley. The characters learn to turn their lives and problems over to God and to forgive hurts. The story takes place a small town in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. The people are caring, loving people who have been hurt. I've read several of Amanda's books and have enjoyed them all! I recommend this contemporary book! I received this book from a giveaway by Revell Books through
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
In Firefly Valley allows us to take another delightful trip to the Rainbow's End resort nestled in the beautiful hill country of Texas. Greg and Kate have made some major renovations to the resort in the months since we left them in At Bluebonnet Lake. As we meet up with them again they are ready to head down the aisle and off to their honeymoon. One of the changes they made was to hire Marisa St. George as their business manager. The position feels like a step backwards to Marisa but after the downsizing at her current firm left her without a job she doesn't have many other choices. Greg's friend and investment broker, Blake Kendall, can't believe his friend Greg is getting married and decides to make a trip out for the nuptials. Actually Blake is also hoping the trip will bring some much needed inspiration. Unbeknownst to most, Blake also moonlights as a best-selling author. He uses a pseudonym and never allows interviews or photos. Recently he has run into a bad case of writer's block and he's hoping a change of scenery will bring that to an end. Since this is a contemporary romance you've probably already figured that sparks are going to fly between Marisa and Blake. You would be right. Amanda Cabot has once again blessed us with a charming tale about two people not likely to be together under normal conditions, but Rainbow's End isn't your normal place. I enjoyed reading their story and catching up with Greg and Kate and the other residents of Dupree, Texas. I'm looking forward to the next installment On Lone Star Trail which is scheduled to release in February 2016. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Pitkinchick More than 1 year ago
I have read several books by Amanda Cabot and have loved every one of them. "In Firefly Valley" did not disappoint. This is the story of Marisa, who returns to her hometown to manage the Rainbow's End resort, and Blake, a writer with a case of writer's block. I love how Mrs. Cabot mixes romance with a hint of suspense and keeps everything clean. The story moves at a fast pace and you just can't put it down. This is a must read for everyone. Thank you to Revell Books for giving me this book for an honest review.
StacyA64 More than 1 year ago
n Firefly Valley by Amanda Cabot is the second book in the Texas Crossroads series.  I didn’t know that when I chose the book, but it really didn’t make much difference.  The story was good as a stand alone.  I was only mildly confused by the rapid development of the romance between secondary characters Lauren and Drew and can only guess that had I read the first book it might not have seemed so rapid and out of the blue. The main characters Marisa St. George and Blake Kendall were very likable, though I might have liked a bit more development.  Still, I enjoyed their romance and found myself rooting for them to make it to the finish line. While a nice, easy summer read, the story does touch on themes of alcoholism and forgiveness, but not too deeply.  The romances were lovely to read…all stolen glances, soft sighs, and innocent kisses and they definitely reflected Christian values without getting preachy.  I recommend In Firefly Valley to anyone looking for a more thoughtful romance.
GenuineWithdrawal More than 1 year ago
   One of the things about being a Christian and having a passion for reading (or really anything) is the choice you make about how much secular influence you are going to allow to exist in that passion. The majority of books/movies/songs etc released today are not edifying to the Lord. So do you choose to keep reading, to only read some, or to cut it all out? If you manufacture secular works (books/movies/songs) do you choose to edify the Lord in the things you do? All of these questions are presented to the characters in this books. And these are questions that I as a consumer of stories struggle with. I thought the way that Amanda Cabot handled working out these questions showed passion for the Lord and the wisdom to know where to draw the line. And if that was the only thing I had to say about this book, I'd already recommend it as a fantastic read. But it isn't       There are soooo many wonderful aspects to this book. How do you handle forgiveness towards a mentally abusive/absentee family member? Losing your job? Losing passion for things you used to love? All answered, all glorifying to the Lord.      I sobbed buckets when reading this book. SOBBED. BUCKETS. The only time I wasn't crying was when I was processing or laughing. This book was thought provoking, but also oddly light. Absolutely loved it.      Plus the romances - so cute! There was not only the one relevant to the main characters, but a developing one that was quite prominent and a really heartwarming/wrenching reunion. It didn't make me ache to find out what would happen, but it was really wonderful. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Enjoy Reading! Click on the cover to read an excerpt. 
VicG More than 1 year ago
Amanda Cabot in her new book, “In Firefly Valley” Book Two in the Texas Crossroads series published by Revell takes us into the life of Marisa St. George. From the Back Cover: She’s lost her dream job–but has she found the man of her dreams? Devastated by a downsizing, Marisa St. George has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it means a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow’s End resort. The only silver lining: Blake Kendall, a new guest who might make her believe in love at first sight. But will Marisa’s dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers Blake’s real identity? This warm and witty story of dreams deferred and mistaken identity will have you believing in second chances. Without a doubt Amanda Cabot knows how to write an entertaining story that will grab and keep your attention all the way through to the end of the book. What happens when you really tug on a rubber band and then let go? That is pretty much what happened to Marisa. She lost her dream job and then had to return home to take the business manager position. This book is really about moving forward especially when it seems as if life has snapped you backward. It is about forgiveness, of others and ourselves. And then, of course, there is the romance. 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. I am so looking forward to the next opportunity when Ms. Cabot returns us to Firefly Valley. 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.”
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Marisa returns to her small Texas hometown with her tail between her legs. She'd planned to be wealthy and working for a large company by this time. Instead she's driving a car with a suspicious rattle and not a penny to her name. The new owners of Rainbow's End have hired her and she's grateful for the job. But her home has too many painful memories. First, I love the cover. It highlights the romantic path this book takes so well. The story is sweet with a tiny bit of conflict. The author weaves a message of faith throughout the book. This time there were actually several romantic stories being told at once. I would recommend this book for people who like light romance, books with a Christian message, or stories with a Texas feel. I received this book free of charge from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.
Charity_Andrews More than 1 year ago
Marisa is back in her small hometown and she is not happy about it. She worked hard to get a degree and get out of there. Now back at a newly updated resort, she is trying to sort out her life. Her dad is missing, she's had her heart broken, her brother-in-law passed away, and she is starting over. When she meets Blake, she thinks that, just maybe, her dreams have come true. Of course, he has a little secret that just might change things. Romance, intrigue, and loveable characters make you want to keep turning the pages. Sometimes Amanda can get caught up over describing things, but I know that is just a matter of taste and style. Some people want a lot of descriptions and some just want to get on with the story. Other than that, it's a great book! She has a real talent!! Thank you, Revell, for this great book! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here's to many more!!
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Texas Crossroads series.  You do not have to read the first book called At Bluebonnet Lake first but I recommend that you do.  It makes this one more enjoyable because you recognize many of the minor characters.  This book is about Marisa St. George and Blake Kendall.  Marisa is an accountant that loses her job due to  downsizing.  Because of this  she moves back to her hometown in Texas where she will work at the resort of Rainbows End.  Here she meets Blake who is a famous writer who has writers block.  They get to be good friends and then things happen to cause Marisa to not be sure who she can trust. This story is a great romance with a few secrets that need to be revealed to see if people can have second chances.  I really enjoyed this story and love the characters.  I look forward to the next book in the series.  I received this book from Revell Reads for a fair and honest opinion.
CandiceSuePatterson More than 1 year ago
Like the first fireflies of summer, this story brings light to the darkness, brings promises of things to come, and is delightful while it lasts.  Marisa St. George became successful despite her rough upbringing. So when her employer downsizes, forcing her to return to her hometown of Dupree, Texas, she accepts--a little begrudgingly--a position as business manager at Rainbow's End resort. Blake Kendall--AKA Ken Blake--has lost his creativity. With a deadlines looming, he grasps at straws, doing everything he can to regain his muse. When Blake discovers his friend, Greg, is getting married in Texas at Greg's newly owned resort, Blake heads to Dupree, hoping a change of scenery will renew his spirit. What he doesn't expect is the enchanting Marisa St. George.  As Marissa's past returns to haunt her, will she forgive those who've wrong her and move on with her life? Can Blake keep his secrets from Marisa and continue his career?  I recommend In Firefly Valley to anyone looking for a great summer read.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Returning back to Rainbow’s End in Amanda Cabot’s Texas Crossroads series, our previous main characters Greg and Kate have been a boon to the local economy. They have brought in Marisa, the daughter of their chef Carmen, to be their business manager. Marisa comes back to the town where she is known as the daughter of the town drunk. Enter author Blake Kendall and you have a start of another romance in the Texas hill country. However, just like in the first book we have a secondary romance as well which did take me by surprise. This book, by the cover anyway, looks like a peaceful place to go, but dealing with such issues as anger, unforgiveness, and mistrust has our characters always on edge. Throw in the fall- out of an alcoholic and missing father, deeper issues are then touched upon. The third book having been set up nicely, is one in which I look forward to reading so that I can return to Rainbow’s End resort. I received a copy for review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
Amanda Cabot writes a compelling story of "what-ifs" in her latest novel, In Firefly Valley. From the first page, I was enraptured. I took my time reading it because I didn't want it to end. The story was well through out and the pace was nice and even. Returning to Dupree, Texas and Rainbow's End was enjoyable and I loved catching up with Greg and Kate and getting a glimpse at how their lives were progressing from the end of the first book, At Bluebonnet Lake. Marisa St. George and Blake Kendall are extremely complex characters. Each has their own set of struggles to hash out throughout the story. Marisa's struggles were very personal to me. Growing up in a similar situation, I can sympathize with her feelings of anger and need for control. Her journey touched me the most. Blake's was a little less dramatic. I loved his character none-the-less. Their romance, though almost love at first sight, had it's ups and downs that made it more life-like than fairy tale, which I appreciated. The message of the story is about second chances. Each character faces a point in their lives where they need to allow God to work in their lives and let them overcome their past issues. This involves forgiveness and letting go of anger and bitterness. The author is conveying how much bitterness and anger can control your life without you even realizing it. It's a powerful message. Overall, I really related to this story and I loved it. From reading the exerpt of the next book in the Texas Crossroads series, On Lone Star Trail, it's going to be another exciting book! *I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the Revell Reads blogging program in exchange for my honest review.*
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
Like the previous book in the series, In Firefly Valley is slow moving, but in a relaxing way. I enjoyed all the characters in the small-town community. The personal struggles of Marisa were realistic as she deals with her issues of abandonment and anger. Blake and Marisa have great kissing scenes, and secondary romance between Drew and Lauren was nice. Strong themes of family, alcoholism, anger, secret identity, trust, grief, and forgiveness, and second chances make this more than just a light read. (Thank you to Revell Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
Though her dreams included a husband and children, Marisa knew she was not ready for either. She needed more time to heal. ~In Firefly Valley Who said you can’t go home again? That’s exactly what Marisa St. George does in Amanda Cabot’s, In Firefly Valley. When Marisa looses her job, she finds herself back in her hometown in Texas, managing the Rainbow’s End resort. I love stories that take characters back to their hometowns. There’s something romantic about coming home older and wiser, and making realizations that were buried beneath years of time. While I grew to like Marisa, it took a bit. She is headstrong and sometimes a little hard to accept. I like that she has flaws though – and her growth is evident. As the second book in the Texas Crossroads series, it still does a fine job of being a stand-alone. I don’t believe new readers to the series will get lost as they read, or question if they’re missing tidbits from the earlier installment. The story has a nice flow, and the romance is touching, but there are places that seem to drag a bit. The story makes a nice recovery though, and is satisfying overall. If you devour stories dealing with love, trust, and forgiveness, with an extra helping of romance, you’ll find this book satiating. 4 Stars. Cover: Like Title: Like Publisher: Revell Pages: 368 Pace: Steady First lines: It wasn’t the homecoming of her dreams. When she’d pictured this moment, Marisa St. George imagined herself riding in a shiny new Lexus. She’d be wearing a designer dress and sporting an impressive diamond on her left hand, while her tall, dark, and handsome husband smiled at her as if she were the most beautiful woman in the world. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from the publisher through Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
In this second book in the Texas Crossroads series, Amanda Cabot takes readers back to the Texas Hill Country and the Rainbow’s End resort. Although I have not read Book 1, At Bluebonnet Lake, I was easily able to enjoy this story, as plenty of details are given in regard to the plot of the first book. In Firefly Valley is a heartfelt story of learning to forgive and learning to love! With a cast of delightful characters, the gentle pace of the story matches the pace of life in its small town setting. When life takes an unexpected turn for Marisa St. George, she returns to her hometown of Dupree, Texas. “She’s lost her dream job, but has she found the man of her dreams?” I enjoyed Marisa and Blake’s story and their journey of forgiveness and love. I also enjoyed the secondary story lines and look forward to spending more time at Rainbow’s End. The next Texas Crossroads novel, On Lone Star Trail, is scheduled to release next spring. I received a complimentary copy of In Firefly Valley from the publisher. I appreciate the opportunity to read this book and share my honest opinion.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
If it's romance you want, this is the novel for you. Cupid is so busy that he's sure to run out of arrows! Romance begins with the wedding of Kate and Greg. They leave on their honeymoon while more love blooms in the small town of Dupree, Texas. Love at first sight is experienced when Marisa St. George first spots Blake Kendall; sparks really fly. However, love does not run smoothly for this couple. Both wrestle with challenges. Marisa's abandonment issues stem from her alcoholic father who disappeared seven years ago. Now she grapples with an inability to trust any man. Blake, a prolific writer, cannot manage to put a single word on paper, and his agent becomes impatient. With the frustrations these two face, it's no wonder they fuss and fight! Marisa's best friend, Lauren, grieves over the loss of her husband, Patrick. Lauren is a likable young mother so the reader hopes that a Prince Charming will appear.  Does Cupid have an arrow left for her? Marisa's mother, Carmen, still loves her absent husband, and she insists that he'll return. You'll need to read the book to see the romantic conclusions. I found that the characters are not believable.  This is book #2 in the Texas crosswords series. It is a stand alone novel. Thank you to Revell/Baker Publishing Group for my copy.
Becky_Dempsey98 More than 1 year ago
Marisa St. George has always given 110% to everything she does. She still finds herself without a job and moving back to her hometown of Dupree, Texas. She takes a job as the business manager for the newly renovated Rainbow's End resort. Things start to look less bleak when Blake Kendall comes to stay at the resort and she begins to wonder if she's found the man of her dreams. When she finds out who Blake really is, will her dreams be shattered? "In Firefly Valley" by Amanda Cabot is the 2nd in the "Texas Crossroads" series. I did not read the first book (I didn't know about it until I read this one), but this was a standalone novel. You meet the characters that the 1st book was about, so if you don't want to know how their story ends before you read the 1st book, I'd suggest reading "At Bluebonnet Lake" first. Otherwise, you don't miss anything by starting with this book. The book is about Marisa and Blake, but there is a side story plot about Marisa's best friend, Lauren, as well. The story is written in third person and follows Marisa, Blake, and Lauren. When Marisa and Blake end up together as a couple less than half way through the book, I knew that meant there was a big blowup due to happen. They actually had more than one. I wanted to shake Marisa and make her let go of her anger. It seemed unrealistic to me, but in the book, it has Blake point out that Marisa's reactions are common for children of alcoholics. Having flawed characters does make them more realistic. I found "In Firefly Valley" to be a good book. I received a free paperback of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
We are back at Bluebonnet Lake and the Firefly Valley for another visit through the eyes and mind of Author Amanda Cabot. Like the previous book this one holds your attention to the end, in fact there is a lot of action up the final page. We actually have two romance stories in this book, one of a young mother of a seven year old. She has lost her husband and high school sweetheart, and her daughter wants siblings and a new daddy. Might be to soon, but a child doesn’t have that concept. The other is Marisa St. George, she is reluctantly moving back to her hometown, having just lost her dream job. Arriving at the same time is Blake Kendall, looking for anything that will help him relieve his writer’s block. He is a well know successful author, writing under a pseudonym, but it seems his secret is in jeopardy. There are some tough subjects dealt with here, like alcoholism and bullying and one of the hardest things forgiveness. Not only do you have to forgive others their mistakes when they have asked for forgiveness, but you have to be able to forgive yourself. We get a picturesque view of this beautiful valley and hills, and enjoy it from different venues, boat, bikes, and car. The story line is amazing, and you will be waiting for something to go wrong, ah you are about to find out! I really hated for this enjoyable book to end! I received this book through Revell Reads Blogger Tour, and was not required to give a positive review
Readanygoodbookslately More than 1 year ago
Dreams!  They are the thing that lives are made of.  Everyone tells you to dream.  Psychiatrists analyze dreams, Disney is made of dreams, but what happens when your dreams don't come true?  What happens when life does not turn out the way you plan?  Amanda Cabot captures how life can still be fabulous even when we don't get what we dream.  In fact, sometimes life can be even better than we dreamed.  In Firefly Valley, Marisa St. George does not get her dream to return home a successful business woman with a finance and a fancy new car.  Instead, she is the casualty of downsizing and has to come home "with her tail between her legs."  Marisa tries to keep a positive attitude as she begins to work at the small Texas town resort called the Rainbow's End  The town's self-proclaimed match makers are determined to help Marisa find the man of dreams, despite the small town setting.  However, not everyone is what they appear to be and Marisa gets fiancé in the middle of a mystery that may end her dreams of a happily ever-after.  Cabot's characters are rich and real.  I was hooked from the beginning and enjoyed the ride to the very end.  
JoHuddleston More than 1 year ago
This contemporary romance is set in a small Texas town. Amanda Cabot does not disappoint as she weaves together the lives at Rainbow’s End resort with great characterizations. Marisa had a dream job in Atlanta but was downsized and moved to her hometown to work as business manager at the resort. Meeting Blake, the new guest at the resort, helps counter her dislike of being back in a small town. Blake and Marisa are attracted to one another but they both have secrets and then there is the surprise of a hidden identity. Will they share their secrets so they can each enjoy a happily ever after that both dream of? Vivid descriptions of place.
HeidiMain More than 1 year ago
I read At Bluebonnet Lake, the first in the Texas Crossroads series, and fell in love with the setting of Rainbow's End resort. It reminded me so much of my parent's lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, kind of a walk down memory lane. The second novel, In Firefly Valley, did not disappoint! I enjoyed the plot of Marisa St. George returning to her hometown as an adult and all the elements that come with a move like that. I seriously enjoyed how Marisa thought Blake Kendall was unemployed and penniless. Conflict is at its best when the characters make wrong assumptions. The part I enjoyed the most was how Marisa learned to open her heart to second chances. And how she was able to start living in the here and now instead of repeating the same chapter of her life over and over. Bravo Amanda Cabot on another enjoyable read!