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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
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
Laura
Title: WAITING FOR SPRING
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
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Carly
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
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Wendy
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
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Patti
“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,
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Alyson Farmer
This book was a nice distraction from a very busy week, but I must admit that it wasn't my favorite. It was a little bit too slow for me. One plus is that it mentioned my hometown (Rawlins, Wyoming), though very briefly. In truth I ended up scanning the second half of the book when I realized that I just wasn't enjoying it as much as I would have liked. It is possible that I was just too exhausted from all of my effort to get ready for Valentine's Day and for the first time in my life I really n ...more
Renee
Somebody who is trying to remain anonymous and in the shadows shouldn't wear an electric blue dress but I've grown to love the cover for Waiting for Spring and now that I've read the book I really liked the story too. The reason I preferred this over the previous novels by this author is that I immediately felt the chemistry and attraction between hero and heroine that wasn't always present in other stories. Barrett was definitely a favorite hero, he had the confidence aka swagger that none of t ...more
Ann
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
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Mason
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
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Charity
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
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Kym McNabney
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
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Victor Gentile
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
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Sandra
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
Tamara
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
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Janalyn Voigt
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
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My Book Addiction and More MBA
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
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
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Ginger Solomon
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 lov
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Melanie
Review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/review/R141ZR56...
Review on my blog: http://christianbookshelfreviews.blog...

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
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Brenda
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
Chelsey
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
Iola
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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Rosie
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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Rachael
In the second of her Westward Winds trilogy, Amanda Cabot writes about Charlotte, the eldest and most fragile of three sisters. A widow with a baby boy, Charlotte must find work to support herself, so she turns to her one marketable talent - dressmaking - which puts her in contact with a number of Cheyenne's elite, including the handsome and politically-aspiring Barrett Landry. Unfortunately, a villain with whom her dead husband had tangled is still looking for Charlotte to exact revenge.

Charlot
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Ibjoy1953
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love this book inside and out! The cover is beautiful, with the lady in the gorgeous blue dress, just as a special dress Charlotte made in the story. And I thoroughly enjoyed Charlotte’s story. The mystery and suspense of the baron will keep you reading, whether you really have time to read or not, you just can’t put this book down. And speaking of the baron, he will make your skin crawl; yet you have to keep reading to find out all about him. And the sweet and adorable
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Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
After her husband's death and learning that he was involved in less than scrupulous activities, Charlotte leaves Fort Laramie with her infant son and finds herself a new identity and new life. She wants nothing more than the ability to provide for her son. When she meets Barrett Landry, she is attracted to him even as she believes he will marry her good friend. When a man from her husband's past discovers her whereabouts, Charlotte's secrets collapse and she fears that Barrett won't accept her o ...more
Lisa Johnson
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
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Melmac MacDonald
Amanda Cabot is a good author and if this book speaks for what's to come she continues to get better and better. Both Charlotte and Barrett are well developed and are fun to watch grow throughout the book. The historical value of the time and location is well researched and fascinating to read. While the plot line might not seem overly unique there are just enough twists thrown in to make it feel new. I loved that Charlotte was a dress maker and that her son was blind. The implications of both o ...more
Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
Charlotte is in hiding, from her past, from the man who took her husband's life, her real name. She has come to Cheyenne to start over. She opens a dress shop as a way to provide for her and her son, and calls herself Madame Charlotte.
Cattle Baron, Barrett Landry has decided to go into politics and is being pressured to choose a wife, because a wife will help him get elected. The townsmen are pushing him towards Miriam Taggert since her father owns the newspaper, and has connections she is the r
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Margaret
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
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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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