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Amanda Cabot

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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. Since then she’s sold more than thirty-five novels. When she’s not writing, Amanda enjoys sewing, cooking and – of course – reading.

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Amanda Cabot That's a difficult question, since all of my books are romances. I'd suggest you start with the first in any of the trilogies -- Paper Roses, Summer…moreThat's a difficult question, since all of my books are romances. I'd suggest you start with the first in any of the trilogies -- Paper Roses, Summer of Promise, or A Stolen Heart if you prefer historicals. If contemporaries are your favorites, try At Bluebonnet Lake.(less)
Amanda Cabot Although I'd never advise anyone to adopt an ostrich-with-its-head-in-the-sand attitude toward industry news, my advice is to stop reading and/or…moreAlthough I'd never advise anyone to adopt an ostrich-with-its-head-in-the-sand attitude toward industry news, my advice is to stop reading and/or listening to it for a while. Let your ideas flow freely. Don't censor them by saying, "I'll be part of the 96% that are rejected." Instead, consider that you might be part of the other 4%. Keep writing. In fact, try to write every day. And join a writers group. Being with others who are struggling with the same issues can be energizing and motivating. Above all, DO NOT GIVE UP.(less)
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Some of you know that I caught an incurable case of Carousel Fever in January 2000, the International Year of the Carousel, and have been visiting antique carousels ever since.

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The Oregon Trail Romance Collection by Amanda Cabot
"The Oregon Trail Romance Collection: 9 Stories of Life on the Trail into the Western Frontier

This is a delightful collection of nine historical romances of the Western Frontier offering stories that span the years of 1851-1858. Traveling from Wyom..." Read more of this review »
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From its heart wrenching prologue to its heartwarming epilogue, Karen Witemeyer’s latest book is a pure delight and arguably her best book yet. Who can resist a heroine with a penchant for rescuing strays, including a wild boar, and a hero who – desp ...more
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“Her words echoed through her head as she entered her room. Ask God. She had been doing that. Or had she? Abigail stared at the floor. Had she really asked, or had she merely told God what she wanted and then waited for his approval of her plans? She feared she had done the latter. Perhaps that was why she hadn’t received an answer. Slowly, she sank to her knees and bowed her head in prayer. Father in heaven, I’m sorry. I trust you. I know you have plans for me, and they’re better than my plans. Show me your plan. There were no answers, nothing but the feeling of peace that filled her heart. That was enough for now. The answers would come.”
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“and just driving by, Kate would not have realized that the smaller of the two churches held services only every other week because it was unable to support a full-time pastor. It”
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“Abigail looked up. Though night was falling, they were close enough to one of the street lamps that Abigail could see the question in Ethan’s eyes. He was still waiting for her to confirm that she liked his suggestion. “It’s the perfect answer. I love the idea, and I’m sure Charlotte will too. How can I possibly thank you?” Ethan tilted his head to one side as a mischievous smile curved his lips. “How about another kiss?” 15 A kiss?” Abigail’s eyes widened with something that might have been shock. How stupid could a man be? Ethan could have kicked himself for the words that had come from his mouth, seemingly of their own volition. Abigail was obviously appalled by the idea of another kiss. Justifiably so. Now that he thought about it, he was appalled. Of course she wouldn’t want to kiss him, especially since the kiss he’d envisioned had been far different from the gentle buss on the cheek she’d given him when he agreed to rescue Puddles. The only excuse Ethan could find for suggesting such a ridiculous thing was that his brain must have taken a leave of absence. That was no excuse at all, especially since his foolishness had upset Abigail. What he needed to do was find a way to ease her discomfort. “It was a joke, Abigail,” he said, hoping she’d accept the implied apology. “I was teasing.” “Oh.” Her expression changed. Surely it wasn’t disappointment that he saw reflected from her eyes. It couldn’t be, for he knew she hadn’t wanted to kiss him. As if to prove that, the furrows between her eyes vanished as she said, “A joke. Of course. I understand.” The awkward moment was past. There was no reason to dwell on it, no reason to even remember how silly he’d been to propose a kiss. And yet that night when Ethan dreamed, it was of a woman kissing him, a woman with Abigail’s hazel eyes and a smile that could light the evening sky.”
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