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Waiting for Spring (Westward Winds #2)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  770 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
After the loss of her husband and the birth of her baby, Charlotte has had a long, hard year. But when a notorious robber believes she knows the location of a long-lost treasure, she flees to Cheyenne and opens a dressmaker's shop to lie low and make a living. When wealthy cattle baron and political hopeful Barrett Landry enters the shop to visit her best customer, Charlot ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 15th 2012 by Revell
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Keli Gwyn
Feb 19, 2013 Keli Gwyn rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Oct 06, 2015 Loraine rated it really liked it
SUMMARY: 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
I was extremely disappointed with this series. It wasn't nearly as interesting as I anticipated. This second installment was such a let down. It follows the continued story of Charlotte from book one. We follow her and her young, blind son as the navigate life without their father/husband.

I was interested to see what had become of Charlotte after the loss of her husband. I found everything involving David, Charlotte's blind son to be captivating and wonderful. It was so sweet to see the lengths
Jan 10, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Author: Amanda Cabot
Publisher: Revell
January 2013
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3460-2
Genre: Historical romance

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

Charlotte has struggled to find a new beginning after the death of her husband and the birth of her son. She’s opened a dress shop, using a French name, and is hiding from the person who might have murdered her husband. Her son is blind, so she’s hired a housekeeper/babysitter, another widow with a small chil
Jan 19, 2013 Carly rated it really liked it
After reading a rather intense (but terrific book), I was definitely ready for a more relaxing book. I am so glad Waiting for Spring my next in my line-up. I never like to miss any of Amanda Cabot’s books. She is one of those authors that I know will never let me down. I always know that she will create an enjoyable and meaningful story and she certainly did with her newest books.

It is rather amazing that there can be quite a bit of tension with a murder and other lives in danger, but still be
Jul 29, 2015 Debbie rated it liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
"Waiting for Spring" is a historical romance set in Wyoming in 1886 to 1887. This novel spoiled some of the events in the previous novel, and I'd recommend reading the series in order.

Ironically, if I hadn't loved the first novel so much, I probably would have liked this one more. The previous novel had an element of mystery, but in this book we knew exactly who the bad guy was and his plans. The hero was passive for much of this story and only really engaged with life (and the heroine) near the
Jan 19, 2013 Wendy rated it really liked it
I was surprised at how much I loved Waiting for Spring. I tend not to read period books, but had previously read one of Amanda Cabot's books and enjoyed it so much that I had to read this one as well.

Charlotte is a widow with a young child who has had such a rough time of it with losing her husband and having to hide her true identity to keep her family safe. She is sweet and so kind-hearted. I instantly fell in love with her. She is a mother who fiercely protects her child almost to a fault due
Loraine Nunley
Feb 08, 2013 Loraine Nunley rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed reading Charlotte and Barrett’s story. It was a nice conflict to pair up a woman with a past and a man that needed a woman without one. I found most of the main characters very likable as well, from Charlotte’s child to Barrett’s brother. Each one added a depth to the story in their own ways. I also enjoyed the suspense part of this story. We learn the identity of the Baron but we don’t know how it will play out with him.
Really enjoyed this book! Can't wait to read book 3!
Mar 18, 2017 Susan rated it liked it
Wonderful, charming book. This is the second in a trilogy about the three Harding sisters. This book follows the oldest daughter, Charlotte, and her special infant son as they try to escape an unpleasant past and start a new life in Cheyenne, WY in 1886. As expected the past catches up with them, but love and Faith bring them through. Heartwarming and enjoyable. Happy reading!
Lisa Johnson
Jan 17, 2013 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing
Title: Waiting for Spring (Westward Winds #2)
Author: Amanda Cabot
Pages: 400
Year: 2013
Publisher: Revell
A very well-written tale with multiple smaller stories all coming together in an ending that will leave the reader waiting for more. Set in the 1800s in Wyoming the authenticity of the scenes, cattle problems and more are part of the real history that is the stage for this fictional tale. The main female characters are Charlotte, Miriam and Gwen. One of the male characters seeks to reach height
Petra Donatz
Apr 23, 2015 Petra Donatz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Charlotte Hardings Leben hat dramatische Wendungen genommen: Zuerst wurde ihr Mann ermordet, dann stellte sich heraus, dass ihr neugeborener Sohn blind ist. Doch Charlotte ist fest entschlossen, für sich und ihren Sohn eine neue Zukunft aufzubauen. Mit Fleiß und harter Arbeit schafft sie es, sich als Schneiderin zu etablieren. Sogar ein zarter Hoffnungsschimmer des Glücks fällt in ihr Leben, als sie dem charmanten Barrett Landry begegnet. Doch das Gefühl der Sicherheit ist trügerisch:
Victor Gentile
Jan 13, 2013 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 04, 2012 Chelsey rated it really liked it
At the beginning of this novel we meet a woman who is running from something, or rather someone, and it is easy to pick up on her sense of dread and worry at ever being found. Charlotte and her young son have just lost their husband and father and are trying their best to stay under the radar and away from a cruel man known as the Barron, or better yet Barrett Landry. After Charlotte Harding learns that her husband was caught up in some rather odious affairs, she wants nothing more than to start ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
Waiting for Spring
Westward Winds Book 2
By Amanda Cabot

Charlotte Crowley is hiding. Hiding her true name, hiding her son, hiding her past. She is hiding from the man who took her husband's life and who is searching for her and her son.

Barrett Landry, a wealthy cattle baron, is considering a run for the senate if Wyoming becomes the nation's newest state. But before he can contemplate a run, his closest friends are advising that he first get married.

Miriam Taggert is the logical choice for Barrett
Jan 18, 2013 Mason rated it it was amazing
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 cat
Aug 04, 2013 Rachael rated it really liked it
Charlotte seems almost like a different person from the character in Summer of Promise, in which she was a little more frivolous, flightier, and markedly more social (when not done in by anxiety). In this novel she is quite sedate, partly I'm sure from trying to keep from drawing attention to herself and attracting the Baron, and partly from the stress of running a business and mothering a blind baby. She seems more like a scared version of her practical sister Abigail than the animated young wi ...more
Dec 13, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it
The reader first meets Charlotte Harding Crowley in Summer of Promise, book one of the Westward Winds series. In that novel, she is the sister of the heroine and is living at Ft. Laramie, the pregnant wife of an Army lieutenant. For those who haven't read the first book, I won't divulge what happens, but you'll find my review here. Though it's not absolutely essential, I would advise reading Summer of Promise to have a better understanding from page one of why Charlotte chose to go into hiding i ...more
Feb 24, 2014 Patti rated it liked it
“Waiting for Spring” is #2 in the Westward Winds trilogy by Amanda Cabot. I was ho-hum about the first, but I have to give this one credit for being better. The plot was more creative and kept my interest to the point of looking forward to see what happened next. (My three days of feeling crummy was made tolerable with this book.)

Widow Charlotte and her blind little son have left the Wyoming Army outpost to venture into the big city of Cheyenne to go on with their lives. As an expert seamstress,
Kym McNabney
Dec 31, 2012 Kym McNabney rated it it was amazing
WAITING FOR SPRING is not the first book I’ve read by AMANDA CABOT. It is however the second in the Westward Winds series. I really liked SUMMER OF PROMISE, but I have to say I loved WAITING FOR SPRING.

Charlotte Harding has secrets that she and her son’s life depend on remaining undiscovered. She may never remarry, but she doesn’t intend to stop living.

Barrett Landry has it all. A woman that is said to be his perfect match, a cattle ranch and a mansion, and is even being recommended to run for
Jan 19, 2013 Charity rated it it was amazing
Have you ever fallen in love with a cover? I sure have! And this new one by Amanda Cabot is a beautiful cover that I loved from the beginning. The lady on the front looks so regal and her dress is absolutely gorgeous! But the characters and the story inside were just as good as the cover.

The main character is Charlotte and Barrett, but there are many different characters who play a big part in the whole picture. I felt like Charlotte was a kindred spirit and the strength she possessed was someth
Tamara Tilley
Jan 17, 2013 Tamara Tilley rated it liked it
Shelves: own
WAITING FOR SPRING was a good story with likable characters.

Charlotte heads to Cheyenne hoping to put her marriage and the death of her husband behind her. With her son in tow, she decides to open a dress shop in Cheyenne, but keeps her last name and her grief-filled past a secret from the townspeople. Modest success rewards her with a stable home for her son, but the distances she puts between her and those around her becomes more difficult as time goes on. Wanting nothing but a future for her
Jul 08, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
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Waiting for Spring is only the second novel I've read by Amanda Cabot (the first being Summer of Promise), but I can already tell I'm a fan of her work! Waiting for Spring was a very enjoyable read that kept me interested throughout.

I loved the characters in Waiting for Spring, and couldn't help feeling for Charlotte and all she had gone through. She seemed like a very courageous
Margaret Chind
Jun 01, 2012 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Margaret by: Amanda Cabot
Waiting for Spring is a matchmakers dream to read! When I got my hands on this one, squeals were heard, yet that is often the case with a new novel from Amanda Cabot. When she started with her first series Texas Dreams she hit the ground running and has provided only riveting romantic reads for me every since including her most recent Christmas novella in Christmas Roses. Every time including in Waiting for Spring, the book grips me from the very first scene and keeps me captivated. A gorgeous d ...more
Janalyn Voigt
Apr 03, 2013 Janalyn Voigt rated it it was amazing
Charlotte is a widow who has lost her husband and discovers that her young son is blind. Fiercely independent, she avoids contacting her family for help and instead scrapes a living as a dressmaker in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Her skills soon raise her to prominence, but as a member of the working class, Charlotte doesn't expect to become part of high society. That suits her just fine since she's hiding a secret that if known could put her life at risk.
Wealthy cattle baron Barrett Landry's supporters t
Dec 15, 2012 Ann rated it it was amazing
As a widow, Charlotte Harding faces a daunting challenge. She’s hiding from the tainted legacy of her late husband, and caring for her young son on her own. She believes that by coming to Cheyenne, she’s successfully put the past behind her, although she’s troubled by the lies she’s had to tell to do so.
Barrett Landry is one of Cheyenne’s most influential cattle barons. He’s on the cusp of running for senator for the soon-to-be state of Wyoming. His political slogan is “Landry Never Lies.” One
Charlotte Harding is the dressmaker/proprietor of Elan, the most fashionable shop in 1880’s Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is also the widow of First Lieutenant Jeffrey Crowley who died a year ago in mysterious circumstances, and left her running in fear of the unknown ‘baron’ who was responsible for his death. Her only wish is to live a quiet life and protect her blind son with the help of her housekeeper, Gwen Amos.

Barrett Landry is a successful ranch owner who is considering entering politics, but h
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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 n ...more
Jan 19, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Cheyenne Wyoming Territory is the setting for "Waiting for Spring." It's 1886 and its been a year since Charlotte Harding's world was turned upside down, and she was forced to flee to Cheyenne so that she and her young son David might be safe. While she has made a new life and friends, even opening a dress shop, she still worried for the safety of her son. When she meets Barrett Landry, a wealthy rancher who has political aspirations they are drawn to each other, but he needs a wife with politic ...more
Nov 07, 2012 Rosie rated it really liked it
Waiting for Spring has just a dabble of mystery, a wink of romance, and a touch of faith within its pages.

From page one I grew fond of Charlotte, a widow and mother of a blind year old son named David. Charlotte does what she deems best for her son at every turn, going as far as changing her identity to protect them. Her strength despite her fear is so honorable. She tends to David and protects him like a mother bear over her cub.

It took a few chapters but I did grow to like the male lead, Barre
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With both parents avid readers, it's no surprise that Amanda Cabot learned to read at an early age. From there it was only a small step to deciding to become a writer. Of course, deciding and becoming are two different things, as she soon discovered. Fortunately for the world, her first attempts at fiction were not published, but she did meet her goal of selling a novel by her thirtieth birthday. ...more
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